Sunday, July 31, 2016

YoP - Sunday update - July 31



This week was all about the socks. I spun this corriedale 3ply yarn during Tour de Fleece and I knew because of the long colour changes that it would suit socks better than going into my homespun shawl. So here they are - TA-DA!



The rest of the week I did some spinning - 40 gms - which I will show next week once it is plyed and I did six more squares on my sock yarn blanket - only 75 squares left to go!

I added to my homespun shawl with my latest spinning so I am now up to row 72 out of the 98 rows of the pattern.



I started the mosaic work on my Six Tastes socks - I have to concentrate as I start each row to remember which colour I am knitting with and which colour I am slipping, but I do love the effect, and the colours I have chosen.



Last, but definitely not least, I celebrated our 39th wedding anniversary yesterday with my dh and our best man. A lovely evening of great food and topped off by watching the Celebration of Light firework display the city was nice to put on for us.

So, I am yopping along and now I have to go read all the other progress posts this week.

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19 comments:

  1. Your handspun is beautiful. Perfect socks!!! Congrats on so many years!! That's fabulous!

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  2. Your socks are so deliciously scrumptious. Yes you should be jumping for joy in them. Homespun shawl carries on being an impressive garment, and I am in awe of your colourwork in the Six Tastes socks.
    A very big congratulations to you and your hubby on your 39th Anniversary. My hubby and I reach our 39th in Nov this year too.

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  3. Your hand spun socks are lovely, congrats on your anniversary.

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  4. I really like that mosaic work you are doing on the socks. Your homespun socks are wonderful and look very warm.

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    1. I am enjoying the mosaic knitting alot. Much easier than carrying the strands behind in fairisle.

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  5. Your socks look great, Mary-Anne. How satisfying it must feel to knit up something with yarn you spun. Congratulations on 39 years of marriage. We're behind you 3 years. :)

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    1. Very satisfying - I am loving knitting with my homespun. Happy 36th anniversary to you too!

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  6. Congratulations on your anniversary and also on those handspun socks. They are truly wonderful. I do love the colours you have picked for your Tastes socks and I can't wait to see more of those.

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    1. My sock yarn blanket is taking alot of my attention right now, but I hope to get a bit further on the Six tastes socks too this week. Stay tuned.

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  7. Your handspun is gorgeous and those socks... All lovely projects and congratulations on the anniversary.

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    1. thank you! They are on my feet as I write (they have been living there for days.)

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  8. Belated Happy Anniversary wishes. 39 years is great.

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  9. Wow, happy anniversary! We will be hitting our 25th this Sept. I love your socks! How exciting it must be to knit up something with yarn you spun yourself.

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    1. Thank you and happy anniversary to you in September. It is fantastic to knit with my homespun - I feel so connected to women of years gone by.

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  10. You are very clever to be able to spin. I admire spinners and especially when you can turn your handspun into something beautiful and useful like your socks. Did you watch much of the Tour de France during Tour de Fleece? I love watching the cycling. It was a remarkable Tour this year.

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