Sunday, February 14, 2010

Joe's Socks

Because we lost our cow to milk fever, I’ve been hand rearing the calf. The milk powder costs a lot - more than $80 a bag - and he drinks a lot. Before Christmas our neighbour stopped in to visit while I was feeding the calf and asked me what I wanted for Christmas. I jokingly said a bag of milk powder. You can guess what happened. These socks are a small repayment for his generosity. And the calf is looking fat and happy.
The wool is from a fleece the same neighbour gave me last year. It’s Romney from a dry ewe, so it was quite lustrous and should be strong.
The dyes are two shades of madder, poroporo and brazilwood overdyed with indigo.

2 comments:

Beth said...

These socks are gorgeous, love the soft colors. I'm sure he will smile everytime he puts them on.

山頂2号 said...

I do hope so but I have a sneaking suspicion they may be slightly on the small side. Still they may stretch after a while.