Friday, April 17, 2015

FO Friday: Small Striped Socks + YarnCon

Last weekend, I finished the self-striping OMG Heel socks which I started near the end of March. They would have been done much quicker if I hadn't gotten distracted by gnomes and lots of other projects, of course, but that's just how things go around here!
I love how they turned out, and as luck would have it, the self-striping pattern even matches up pretty well. The yarn is hand-dyed by me on the Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock base, which is a superwash merino/nylon sock yarn. I made it many years ago when I still worked there, as evinced by the 225-yard skeins (they've since changed the put-up to be around 440 yards per skein, I believe).

I made the smallest size of the OMG heel socks, which means that some lucky kiddo in my life will be getting a new pair of socks at some point! I had plenty of yarn left over, too - I didn't even touch the second skein!
If you follow me on Instagram, you might want to check your feed, because I plan on giving the leftover skein away to one lucky person in my quest to reach 1,000 followers, so I'll be posting details sometime today!

The other big news is that it's finally time for YarnCon! This is my favorite fiber show in the Chicago area, and I'll be working in the Bijou Basin Ranch booth all day tomorrow and part of Sunday if you want to come by to say hello. I'll be sure to take lots of photos and share the highlights with you sometime next week, too.

Hope you have a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Love these! I'm so sad I'm missing YarnCon this weekend :( :( :(