Socks and Suds

Finished my Mabon/Autumn Equinox socks last week, but just got the card out of my camera to upload the snaps.  I’m quite happy with these – the pattern is Embossed Socks, and the yarn is BMFA STR Lightweight in ST-1.  Oh, the yarny autumnal goodness. 

At YarnCon this past weekend, my sister and I discovered that we had a mutual wish to try making felt-covered soap.  We bought ourselves some lurvely merino roving, stopped at Whole Foods for some soap, and decided to give it a shot.  (Let’s not mention how I ran out of time, left my soap at her place, and had to scrounge something else once I got home.)  Let me tell you, if you try this out, get some seriously solid soap.  Something as hard as your classic gold Dial.  I used a softer hand-crafted soap from a farmer’s market that smells great (sandlewood), but it got pretty squooshy while felting.  I of course cheated, and needle felted a little bit of decoration onto my bar.  So pretty!

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