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We’ve finally nested in our new apartment in Portland! The bunnies have met and liked each other, our clothes are (mostly) unpacked, the yarn is definitely unpacked and we’re slowly accumulating all those basic little foodie things I like to keep in the pantry. Happy new home day!

ps. did you notice my new shoes!? They’re ssekos (the soles are sold separately from the straps so you can mix and match every day, you can thread the straps in a bunch of different styles and they support women in Uganda. They are also the most comfortable and snazzy shoes I have ever owned. This is coming from a lady who couldn’t even wear Tevas without getting sad blisters!). I have mad plans to start sewing up some new straps ASAP!

Wool, the Final Stage

A few days ago, I posted the results of some hard work involving soap, wool and a spinning wheel. Now it’s time to look at the same wool once it’s met some knitting needles! I took the yarn I spun and knit Joe one half a pair of socks. One sock took an entire spool of yarn… that’s a really big foot. They are most definitely the largest socks I’ve ever knit… and a big contrast to the tiny baby shoes I’ve been knitting.

Socks for size 13 foots…

I hand carded and spun the wool so I would have sections of dark, medium and light colored wool. Joe took wool from the same fleece and ran it through a drum carder which blended all of the different fibers together. This made an evenly medium grey batch of wool roving without the variation that I like so much. It was a much faster process though…

Now it’s time to get down with that second sock!