Wednesday, August 15, 2007

What happened to July....

Where is the time going??? Here it is the middle of August already and I've not been good about posting. July weather was absolutely beautiful. Even got to turn off the AC for many days. Now we're in the 2nd week of this record-breaking heat wave. I learned that our digital indoor/outdoor thermometer really goes above 100 degrees last Sunday when it showed 102. Today the temp reached 105!! The meteorologists are saying we will have a cold wave Friday & Saturday when the temp is the the 80s and 90s. HAH!

We spent Tuesday evening at the Lafayette Swim Club celebrating a dear friend's birthday. Here is one of the items she was gifted.....

I'm so glad they fit! This is Lorna's Laces Flamingo done toe-up. It is the last pair of sox I knit toe up. I just can't get a decent stretchy bind-off. These are just okay in my book.

The other item was Fetching from Knitty knitted with Paton's SWS Natural Denim. Fetching is such a fun pattern to knit. I've made several pair as gifts in SWS, Malabrigo and Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran. I like the Cashmerino Aran the best. Haven't taken any photos. Must remember to do that. Found some other fingerless patterns I'd like to try.

Am working on Cookie A's Monkey sox from Knitty with Trekking XXL for my Mom for her birthday. She brought the yarn back from Germany for me and I wasn't wild about the orange color, but she said she really liked it. Hopefully, I'll get them done by Sep 12 when we leave to visit her in PA.

Also have a Scrawl OTN.....

I'm using Lorna's Laces Helen's Lace in the Shadow colorway. Love this yarn. Have moved on to the circulars but am struggling with the Addi Turbos. Waiting on the Knitpicks Options (a birthday gift from my Mom) to arrive to see if they will work better.

Well, 2 posts in 1 day. I really need to post more often.

Be Happy!

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