Addicted to String

This is my first post here.

I'm a long time knitter who took up spinning about 6 or 7 years ago. 

I currently am working on two sweaters and a pair of socks. I always have a pair of socks on the needles, they are my take along project -- I don't need a pattern and handknit socks are always nice to have. The current pair are multicolored, hand-dyed merino tencel blend. They look gorgeous and feel nice, but I won't be knitting any more socks with this yarn as it just doesn't have enough give. It's very inelastic and I like my socks to be a bit more stretchy and cushy than this.

 

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JPaul's picture

Welcome, Jarrett!  Did you

Welcome, Jarrett!  Did you dye and spin the merino tencel sock yarn?

I'm just learning to spin, so I'd love to see more spinning-related discussions.  I know this is Men Who Knit, but maybe we should have a Spinners' Corner.  I'm teaching myself on a drop spindle and watching e-bay and craigslist for a great deal on a wheel!

Nope. This is commercial

Nope. This is commercial sock yarn.

I have spun a merino tencel yarn and it was yummilicious stuff to both spin and knit. I ended up making a couple of lace scarves from the yarn which were very well received by the ladies I made them for.

If you think knitting is addictive, wait till you get spinning... It's the crack of the fiber arts world.