I managed to knit up a pair of socks for Oldest Son. I did not manage to take a picture before I tucked them into his Halloween box. The box is now on the way to his dorm, so you will have to take my word for it that they are very autumnal.
That brings me to October's handspun socks. I am loving the colors! Simple pattern: round 1: *k5, p1*. round 2: knit. It makes for an attractive seed stitch rib that is perfect for men's socks.
I am sure you noticed that the socks are being knit with two different yarns. Where the stripey yarn ends on the finished is sock, is the halfway point of my handspun. Husband's feet need way more than standard 4 ounces to be completely covered. For the toe I am using Spud & Chloe Fine, held double.
I am very happy with the color match. Especially since it was ordered online using my ipod! The socks are thick and will be better suited to boots than work shoes. Husband wears a lot of boots, so that is not a problem.
It is possible I will not finish these socks by the end of the month. That's fine. I have to admit that I am getting tired of knitting socks and am anxious to start something different. Maybe these will be my last pair for the year? Who knows. I need to finished them up, then finish up a project I am working on for Patons, then I can begin a new sweater and do some swatching for next year's handspun adventure.
Spinning Test #2. This braid was split lengthwise into two pieces. It did produce some color match ups, but not nearly as much as I expected. I think my next test will be done without splitting the fiber at all and spinning singles. This is going to be VERY hard for me, spinning fat singles. Fingers crossed.