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April 12, 2013
London Fog Socks

Starting with another beautiful braid from FatCatKnits - this one is BFL in a soft subtle colorway called "London Fog" - perfect for MAN socks!

London Fog BFL

Spun into 335 yards regular 3 ply to mix up the colors for more muted striping

spinning London Fog

London Fog BFL 3 ply

and knit into a simple pair of socks for Dave - he loves handknit socks for hockey coaching - I can't knit enough of them!

Pattern: Winterscape Socks by Kay Redding - the perfect pattern for handspun yarn!
Yarn: exactly 100 grams (335 yards) 3 ply handspun BFL in FatCatKnits "London Fog" stock colorway"
Needles: 2 socks on 1 40" 2.25 mm circular needle
Size: Men's size 8 - 68 stitches around

handspun socks

a completely different coloring in the shade - sunshine brings out the golden hues.

handspun socks

I'm also playing along with the I Make Mittens Raverly group - an April Mystery Mitten KAL. I decided to limit myself to stash yarn - it is all KP Palette - kind of wish I had gone with lighter spring colors - oh well.

mystery mitten

and last but not least, my chicken coop project continues - since this picture, I have completed the roof, framed the inside wall, and put hardware cloth on the ceiling. Next job is not easy - I will be digging a 12-18" trench around the whole thing to bury the hardware cloth and hopefully prevent digging predators since we have raccoons, fisher cats, skunks etc. It is an integrated coop/run - I'm wishing I had made it bigger!!

coop

It is raining today, so I will build the screen door inside - I'm getting better and better at this whole carpentry thing - already planning more projects :)

If you have comments or questions or want to contact me for any reason, just email or contact me on Ravelry. Thanks :)

 

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