Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Fleece to Socks

You know how I love to see "stuff" made from my alpacas. At the beginning of the month, Jeanne from Eugene, Oregon bought the yarn for these socks.

They are for sale in her Etsy store (go here: ohthisnose ) but I asked her if I could buy them if they haven't sold in a week. She has a lovely store of her fiber art....beautiful quilts in all sizes, handmade shopping bags, and MORE SOCKS. I think that she should ask more dollars for the socks (well, after I buy some ☺).
The fiber originally came from Lady Belita, seen here with her cria, Celeste. We love Belita but she is rather grumpy. Her ears are usually back just like this picture. Don't get me wrong, she isn't mean and doesn't spit or anything like that. She's just a little insecure and would rather be left alone.
Back to the yarn......I had Belita's fleece blended with Merino and spun into 250 yard skeins up at Stonehedge. They do a great job. In fact, I have 10 pounds of gray alpaca and merino up there right now.
Back to the yarn.....I dyed a couple of skeins in my crock pot using Jacquard dyes. This was my last skein of this blend. So now, tah, dah, Socks!


Michele / akkasha said...

The socks look lovely! I know how beautifully your fiber spins. So I can see how it would produce such amazing socks. The colors are lovely.

Of course, this reminds me that I need to get off my tush and post pics of the scarf I made with some of the fiber I bought from you!

Sunrise Lodge Fiber Studio said...

Beautiful socks!!! Thank you for sharing;)

Carol said...

Hi Maple.....great socks! The alpaca/merino sounds like a wonderful blend. Happy feet!

Carol Densmore

Marie said...

Lovely socks! I just the bright, sunshine colors.

vtknitboy said...

hallo! i convo'd her about her socks...and i agree! we ALL should raise our prices for roving, yarn, and finished goods! (you too, hon!) hand made socks with millspun yarn should be way more than $35! it cost $22 for a skein of sock yarn! (avg). handspun socks should be twice that! if we all up our prices some, hopefully this will start a trend! love ya! xoxoxo chris