Saturday, August 12, 2006

Saturday, Oh! Saturday!

I completely missed last Saturday. Hmmm, that must have something to do with all the craziness at work. Norma described it as "sprouting horns" and that is an apt description here. It must be all the heat. It's making everyone crazy on the freeway and in the office.

We did get out two Saturdays ago to the county fair:

It was hot, but not as hot as it was the week before. The cloud cover kept things from getting too nasty until they burned off. Today, our skies are back to their normal cloudless blue:

Knitting has been progressing, but also frustrating. I've cast on for two different pairs three times each and one needs yet another ripping. The other pair is going well (which in this case means, if they don't fit the intended recipient, they are being gifted to someone else). I did finally photograph my latest completed socks. These are the first pair that I've knit for Mr. Engineer. He seems impressed, but is waiting until it is cooler to give them a real try.

Pattern: Gentleman's Sock in Lozenge Pattern from Knitting Vintage Socks, by Nancy Bush

Yarn: Wildfoote by Brown Sheep Company, Inc., in Gunsmoke (which is more gray in person than the blue shown in the photo)

Needles: US 0 dpns

Notes: Fabulous socks! I will admit to tiring of the pattern by the end of the second sock, but this was my first set of men's socks. I'm just glad that Mr. Engineer's feet aren't longer.

2 comments:

Jane said...

The socks look great. I REALLY need to start making some of the patterns from that book - I like every one that I see.

janine said...

Nice socks! I too am glad that DH doesn't have big feet. I made a pair for a relative last year who had size 13 UK feet - took forever!