I finally finished something out of that monster bag of raw Corriedale fleece I bought at the MDSW in 2011. Daddio and I carded this wool from the solar dyed locks way back in March and I had spun it in April but they lived in my bag forever waiting to become socks. It's just been too hot for serious wool.
Well....this is the first time I can actually see what happens to all that pretty fiber once it is knit and it is certainly a lot crazier looking than I expected. My lock dyeing assembly line approach needs tweaking but since it's all been fun, I am going to consider this year long adventure a win. They are rough and rustic but they will be warm come winter-unless. of course, we just skip it again this year. I hope not. Living in a greenhouse was only fun in January.
The first sock of pair number two is already on the needles. I am using the magic loop again but this time I am only knitting one at a time. Stopping to unwind the tangles all the time is just plain annoying not to mention awkward when knitting in public.
I also finished plying another 100 grams for even more socks so when my knitting mojo comes back, I'll be ready.