a few posts back while discussing the Shetland Triangle and how close i was to finishing it i mentioned a three needle bind off. i had thought, for some reason, that the pattern called specifically for this. i promptly braced myself to learn the technique.
this clearly shows how little i had though about this bind off in relation to the garment currently being produced. three needle bind offs are for joining two pieces of fabric together--don't ask why my brain never made the connection between this and the shawl. what i wanted (and found) was a nice Russian/Icelandic bind off that will give me a lovely stretchy edge perfect for blocking into points. now i'm a mere four rows away from a completed, as-yet-unblocked Shetland Triangle.
i gotta run--the Thai curry's on the table. for now, have a picture of the first of my two spindle socks:
i spun all the yarns used in this sock and i dyed the pinky-orangey bits (pre-spinning) myself. at present i'm about 2-3" along on the mate, which is shaping up to be a fine example of a fraternal twin.
also, to my surprise it seems like i'm going to end up with lots of handspun left over from this pair. i'm sure that will find a home in a future sock (or socks.)