Hard to believe it is already past the mid-mark of July. Don't hate me, but I am excited for Fall (my most favorite season). Other than fresh garden produce, I'm not really all that fond of summer - especially since I no longer sun (I did used to be a sun worshiping fool, but no more). Anyway, past mid-July and here we are mid-week again and time to join Kat and friends for Unraveled Wednesday. Here's what's been going on in my world.
My cozy blanket is coming along, albeit slowly -- it can't be anything but slow! But I do now have four squares!
The sampler is progressing nicely. I finished up the latest dividing band and started in on the next section (still plenty of stitching left on this one):
And...drumroll...I have a finish! Or a HO as Dee would say (in that it is the first sock of - hopefully - a pair):
This one lonely sock has taken FOREVER to complete (I started it on April 4th!!). I'm not sure if I just got tired of socks (heaven forbid), or the yarn was bothering me or what. The pattern is Spring Socks Orla (free on Ravelry) and the yarn is by Black Bunny Fibers (color is Estuary). The yarn is beautiful and soft, but I found it to be a little bit splitty - I had to really watch it all the time. I used size 1 needles, and this sock is VERY tight on moi. My feet aren't particularly fat (at least I think not!!), but I do have an extremely high instep. At any rate, I think the pair (once complete) will go into the gift pile. Now I just need to cast on the second one right away. I thought the yarn and needles were in my bag that I bring to work, but I just discovered they are not.
On the reading front, I finished South of Broad by Pat Conroy and loved it. His writing is so beautiful (in my opinion). I have not loved all his books, but I have loved his writing. I am now in the midst of Britt Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman (author of A Man Called Ove). I'm enjoying it, but it hasn't grabbed me like Ove did. I forgot to look at my Bingo card to see where I am...don't believe I'm at a bingo yet, but I'm having fun with Summer Bingo.
That's it from my world on this HOT July Wednesday. Hope your week is going well!