Tuffsock knitting: BFL/Texel/Silk

Dearest readers, there I was full of good intentions for more regular posting when I was struck down by illness!  Fret not–I am recovering, but all too slowly for a restless individual such as myself.  In the meantime, I am going to try finishing off outstanding posts and sharing them with you, now that I have a little more brain and a little less cotton wool between the ears…

This post is part of the Tuff Socks Naturally project, an open, collaborative project exploring more sustainable alternatives to superwash and nylon in sock yarn. You can join in on the discussion on this blog or on the blog of the fabulous Rebecca at Needle and Spindle or on instagram using the hashtag #tuffsocksnaturally (which you can now follow on instagram, a rather sweet feature).

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Here is a post at a mystery location (undoubtedly somewhere where waiting was leavened by knitting and idly thinking of the friend for whom these socks are destined).

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This looks more like travelling to or from a work engagement by public transport…

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I reached the final toe just as we were about to leave for Japan so I made a tactical decision to leave these at home and start another pair to maximise knitting relative to weight carried.

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Here is grafting going on, on the train. Out of focus.

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The whimsical cables have not lost their charm (for me at least).

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The subtle bands of colour created by the spinning are rather sweet I think–when I bought the roving I did not imagine it being so homogenised by the spinning, a sign that I was a naive spinner at the time!

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And for a clearer sense of the actual colour:

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4 responses to “Tuffsock knitting: BFL/Texel/Silk

  1. Oh I do understand your decision re travel knitting. I had already almost finished a baby poncho, before we left, but was concerned that zealous customs officers might not let my handspun alpaca back into the country. So along went a second baby jumper in commercial bamboo.

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  2. Rebecca

    I just love how your knitting reflects your mental/work state and I am delighting in your renewed delight in sock knitting.

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    • Thanks! I am just hoping that as things settle I will find it in me to return to the colourwork slippers, colourwork vest and almost complete jumper that have been waiting a year, or is it two? Fingers crossed!

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