Monday, June 25, 2018

A Finish!!

Good Morning!

Yesterday was pretty hot and sticky, but we had a storm blow in after dinner and it really cleared the air.  The temps dropped into the 70's and this morning is beautiful!

Saturday I met up with Dee in Skippack for some retail therapy, coffee, knitting and lunch out.  Such a nice time - thanks Dee!!

Sunday morning I woke early and (weirdly) felt wide awake, so got up, put the coffee on and finished the second Sunflower sock.  I love these!!

The second picture - on the legs - is more accurate of the colors in the yarn.  I knit these on a larger needle (#2...but the larger #2), because there are only 54 stitches in the pattern.  They fit perfectly.  This is the pair with the different heel too - the garter ridge on either side of the heel.  Again, the fit is great!  I don't think the yarn shows the pattern very well...believe a solid color would be better for this pattern, but they are cute...they fit...and I love them.

I decided to pull out the Winter Sea shawl which has been marinating since we returned from our camping vacation in early May.  I knit one row and realized my stitch count was off...tinked back and thought I corrected it, but when I tried to knit the next row I was off again.  So...I tinked back the two rows I knit plus one other.  at that point I was finished for the day.  It is back in a bag and I need to count the stitches to see if I am at the right place.

I did finish the Alice Waters book (Coming to my Senses) which wasn't really about food at all (much to my disappointment), but it was a quick read and interesting since it was about the late 60's/early 70's.  A bit self-serving, but then memoirs often are.  Now I'm reading Brutality (a Fina Ludlow book by Ingrid Thoft) which I'm enjoying a lot.  Very quick reading, but good.  I think Kim is the one who mentioned this series on her blog.  I'll definitely look for another.

Meanwhile, I've got my mammogram in a couple of hours, so I need to do a bit of work before I have to leave the office.

Wishing you all a wonderful week!


  1. That is a lovely, sunny pair of socks, and I hope your Winter Sea Shawl is learning how to behave during its time out! I hate all the worrying during the wait between the procedure and hearing results, and I hope your mammogram is clear of anything concerning.

  2. I'm glad you are liking Fina Ludlow! They do go quickly but there's a lot going on!

  3. The socks look fabulous! They will be very bright and cheery in the depths of winter!

  4. Hoping you've had an easy and good conclusion to your mammogram. Love the socks - congrats on a great finish!

  5. Glad you had such a good time together in Skippack. Love the sunny socks. Whenever I make two of something always have a job getting the second one to match the first. Well done!

  6. Cheerful socks! I love those colors.

  7. I love the happy colors in those socks and I bet you are happy they are done!!!

  8. Congrats on the beautiful socks!!!!

    I had a great time on Saturday ....and thanks for letting me borrow your book. I started reading it last night. :-)

  9. The socks are so happy-I do love the bright sunflower yellow!

  10. Love the socks! Love the colors! Love yellow! Wear them in the best of health!