Monday, July 02, 2007

Speed Post

I'm not making much progress on my socks for the Summer of Socks. This is as far as I have gotten on my first one, and I seem to have stalled a little bit. It was so hot last week that I was too cranky and tired to do much knitting when I was at home. Now, even though it is certainly cooler, I haven't picked it back up. I really love the pattern and the way the colors are coming out here, so lack of interest isn't a problem. There's just been so much going on. Summer is here, which means that every spare moment seems to have been planned a week in advance. We have such a short summer up here that it feels like we're wasting precious time if we're just sitting around. I need to learn to relax and stop feeling guilty if I want some time to lie around being lazy. Anyway, enough self analysis. Another reason I haven't been finishing this sock is the Design Contest. I have been scribbling notes for the last week or so with the hope that I can come up with a great pattern and win some of that great stuff over at SoS2007! I've tried three different ones so far, and they will all make perfectly nice socks, but they aren't everything I want them to be yet.

And just so you don't think this is all I do, here are a few outdoorsy/gardeny pictures. I know that the leaves in the background are in far better focus that the rest of the picture, but yes, those are teeny-tiny tomatoes! They're still alive! And blooming! Whoo-hoo!

And these...well, I can't take credit for planting them, but these are the roses that are spilling out over our steps. I can think of worse ways to start my day than walking past these.

5 comments:

Kali said...

What a beautiful pattern and yarn you are using! I love the lace effect and I have been meaning to try a short row heel. Where may I find the pattern?

Heather said...

Thanks Kali! I love this pattern - it's really easy to remember and it looks so good. The pattern is cross hatch lace from the book More Sensational Knitted Socks. The instructions for the short row heel are there too. It's really a very fiddly heel, but I like the way it looks. I have another post showing this pattern in a Koigu yarn too, here - http://gourmetknittingdisaster.blogspot.com/2007/06/cross-hatch-lace-socks.html. Thanks for stopping by!

Kali said...

Rats. I just got her first sensational sock book in the mail yesterday (honest!). I could have purchased both as a set but was trying to be frugal. I'll add it to my wish list. The pattern will be perfect for my sister for Christmas (or sooner)

Kate said...

of course you have socks and i don't - i'm scared of socks. but you have tomats too! ours are still puttering along.

and you have roses. i've been craving roses this year. i guess getting a yard first would be a good idea.

love the yarn - i would wear those just to make my feet look like they were in the ocean.

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