It is foggy and very damp outside. I woke up around 4 this morning to the sound of rain which was lovely. But we are at about 95% humidity which is fairly uncomfortable. It's the type of weather that when I leave my office (highly air conditioned), my glasses fog up as soon as I walk outside. LOL
At any rate, time is marching on. How are we already at mid-August? It seems like just yesterday we were greeting the start of the month.
Fortunately there has been no unraveling this week. There also hasn't been a whole lot of knitting, but here is where the first watermelon sock is:
I'm loving the way this yarn is knitting up down to the dark grey/black specs that look like seeds. The yarn is Regia Cotton Tutti Frutti Color. 72% cotton, 18% polyamid and 10% polyester bought specifically with my friend Leslie in mind (since she is allergic to wool - can you imagine???). The yarn feels better than I expected and is knitting up nicely. Since the yarn is so colorful, I am just knitting a plain vanilla sock.
On the reading front, I am still working my way through The Dakota Winters and enjoying it (though it seems to be a bit heavy on the John Lennon side of things). I'm more than three quarters of the way through and will hopefully finish soon (it was due back on Overdrive last Friday, but oops, it is still on my Kindle). Meanwhile, I stopped at my library on my way home yesterday to pick up this book which I had requested - it looks really good!
Fletch and I watched another movie (!! - me!!) last night: The Hundred Foot Journey with Helen Mirren. It's free on Netflix. I really like Helen Mirren and it was about food, so what's not to like?
Head on over to Kat's to see what others are up to making these days.
What a charming little sock! I really liked The Dakota Winters (and knew it was going to be heavy on the John Lennon side of things. . . ). It think it's so clever how the author weaves real-life-events into the fictional story. Hope your sauna-weather ends soon!ReplyDelete
Love that watermelon sock! Leslie is lucky to have you as a knitting friend, especially because you have the ability to find such great non-wool yarn. Thanks for the movie recommendation. I'll have to see if I can stay awake tonight to watch it!ReplyDelete
The humidity is a bit overwhelming - but our day long rain yesterday was such a welcome thing! I loved The Hundred Foot Journey! I might just have to watch it again!ReplyDelete
I had no idea they made such cute cotton yarn. I love it!!!!ReplyDelete
Love that yarn. I have issues with wool also, and not all wool. So it's easier for me to knit with non-wool altogether.ReplyDelete
Oh I love the way the watermelon socks are looking!ReplyDelete
I read the book before seeing the movie, and enjoyed them both. Of course, the book had a lot more background, etc. ... but it didn't have Helen Mirren!
beautiful socks and isn't it nice the edge of summer was weakened? It's humid but not oppressively so - fingers crossed it stays that way!ReplyDelete
Very cute socks!ReplyDelete
I loved The a Hundred Foot Journey!ReplyDelete
Those socks are adorable and how nice that you have gone the extra mile to find the perfect yarn for your friend. She will smile everytime she sees those cute seeds. :-)ReplyDelete
The sock is totes adorbs.ReplyDelete
The kitty socks are darling. I bet your friend will really appreciate those bright watermelon socks.ReplyDelete
These socks are so pretty--the colors are really fresh! I'm glad you are enjoying knitting it and looking forward to gifting it!ReplyDelete
Hello, it seems like August is flying by. The Watermelon sock and yarn is pretty. I'll have to make a note of that movie on Netflix. Thanks for visiting. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend ahead!ReplyDelete
I think that sock is just wonderful.. fruity feet! I love cotton yarn. I'm enjoying "The Blackhouse" book recommended by Lorraine at Mama's Mercantile blog. Stay cool. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)ReplyDelete