By January I had it spun into a beautiful, soft, 3 ply. At the time I thought it was about a fingering weight, but it knits up closer to a sports weight.
I've finally knit it up into a lovely pair of warm, cushiony, winter socks. I know, I know. . . . just in time for the heat of summer, but these are scheduled to be entered in our fall fair only a few more weeks away.
Time to take them off my feet, wash them, block them, and get them looking their best. They won't be going in the hand-spun and hand knit category though, not enough separate categories there for me to enter the items I've made. I'll have to put these socks in with the "regular" hand knit socks category and hope for the best.
The pattern is my (wider, rounder toe) adaptation of Jackie Erickson-Schweizer's "Basic Toe-to-Cuff Socks" available through HeartStrings FiberArts