|Its been hot here, looks like my toes are melting!|
What can I say, I love me a pair of bright colourful hand knit socks! No matter what kind of a day you have had or what you are waking up to, for the most part, a pair of happy warm feet can't help to make you feel a bit better.
I just finished these this past week. It has been hot here, really hot, mid thirties centigrade which translates to the high nineties farenheit. These socks still felt awesome but I must confess I didn't have a burning urge to wear them for very long.My husband will wear his all through the year, don't quite get that one. In all fairness I have heard some people enjoy wearing wool socks in the summer as they breathe and they say it helps keep their feet cool.One thing I do like about the fall is I can haul out my socks and start wearing them again. I love knitting socks in the summer, they are small portable projects.
|Colour 52611- super colourful!|
I started this one using Sockittome Bold. It has a bit longer colour changes but I am really liking it. This yarn has oodles of possibilities. I always think of Laugh in when I see Sockittome,was it Arty Johnson or Henry Gibson who always had a gag about it!Oops I just remembered I did my conventional heel flap and not the one in the pattern, force of habit that's all.
On the reading front I just finished The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. It was a good read and I did enjoy it. I learned a little more about American history and the abolitionist movement. I picked up some books at the library today, one being the J.K. Rowlings Casual Vacancy. I have heard lots of reviews about it and one by Hakan Nesser. I love my Nordic Noire. I am still a bit put out both Wallander (Henning Mankell) and Erlunder (Arnaldur Indridason) have ridden into the sunset. I am sure the authors have told all their stories for their characters and they are ready to move on. Sigh. Big Sigh.
|My neighbour Jennifer's Lilies|
Here are a few pictures of both our neighbours and our lilies. They smell so divine. With the onset of the hot dry heat flowers and blossoms don't last too long.
Happy knitting friends!
Keep smiling, Chris