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.


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.