I finished these socks a couple of weeks ago and am enjoying wearing them around the house this morning, as we have had our first freeze of the season. The pattern is the Up-Down Spiral Sox pattern from the book, Favorite Socks from Interweave Press.
The yarn is some I hand-dyed, using leftover dye from a neighborhood tie-dye party. I really liked this yarn and wanted to keep playing with the leftovers after finishing the socks. I found a few free internet patterns for knitted pincushions and decided to use the one found here:
It was very quick and fun to knit. I decided to try felting it and threw it in a nylon laundry bag with a few loads of laundry. When it seemed to have shrunk to my liking ( 4 laundry cycles, I think), I pushed into shape and let it dry. Here’s the result:
I still have a little more of this yarn, waiting for another small project to catch my eye!