Special Socks

Ive never been a particularly hard-core sock wearer. I prefer to run around barefoot and rarely wear shoes,  unless I’m going out to town or working on the property.
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The socks that I do own seem to be very thin with plenty of holes (especially considering the amount of use they get). So I decided to make a pair of my own.

I did some research and found that a blend of down breed wool + mohair works really well together for socks,  so I made up a few batts and came up with a blend that I think works really well. I’m using a gorgeous Dorset Down fleece that I bought from a lovely lady in Victoria mixed with 15% mohair and some local alpaca for some extra softness.

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A few weeks ago I finished spinning up the yarn and knitted the socks. And I’m loving them. I’m actually wearing socks more than ever 🙂

If anyone is interested,  I’m selling the fleeces and handcarded batts in my etsy store.

🙂 Krissie.

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