The spinning wheel was calling me after a long reprieve and even though I have other projects in the wings (ones with an actual due date) I just couldn't resist. I dug into my fiber stash and found this roving dyed by Wishfox Dyeworks called "Midnight Campfire". It's Southdown wool which is a new fiber for me to spin. A medium length fiber with lots of crimp it's supposed to be a hard wearing wool that's good for socks.
So, socks they became! I loosely used this pattern again with Ravelry notes found here. They are my first pair of socks knit from handspun and even though they don't match hardly at all I am pleased. Because I still haven't mastered spinning very fine yarn they are a bit thick. I will actually need to get some wider clogs so I can wear them this winter. It sounds a bit extreme, but my current clogs only fit with very thin socks so it is something I have been thinking about purchasing for a while now. I mean who wants thin socks when it's cold out?
Joining in with Nicole for Keep Calm Craft On.