I finished the first mohair sock...a very fuzzy sock!
Separating the mohair plys was a challenge. I'd be lying if I said it was anything else. It's a real shame I couldn't use the yarn as my sister sent it to me. It was way too thick. As is, single ply still makes a thick sock. I can't even imagine it full strength :) Speaking of strength - the yarn breaks so easily in it's reduced state. Not fun to knit with. In fact I had to resort to using some regular sock yarn for the toes and heels. Trying to start the toe was very frustrating. If I had trouble and needed to rip back - the yarn would break. I should have taken a picture of the pile of all my broken pieces of yarn. I tried starting the toe about five times before I came up with using a different yarn. It's ok, but not what I envisioned. I emailed the picture to my sister and she likes it. I just hope that the companion to this sock comes out equally well and when she receives it, it fits and feels good on. The yarn is very unpredictable. I doubt that I have it in me to make another pair of mohair socks. I was planning on making another pair for a Christmas gift for someone special who loves fuzzy things. Now I'm leaning toward using the mohair full strenght as mittens. Maybe she would like fuzzy mittens? Now I'll be on the lookout for a nice mitten pattern :)
I am having a lot of trouble believing that Thanksgiving is a week away. Where has all the time gone? I have so much to do that my head spins. Must get organized and get a ton of things done before next Thursday. In case I'm not back again until after the holiday, I wish each and every one a very happy Thanksgiving :)
happy knitting :)