Leads to amazing bright blue skies.
The humidity may do me in, but the fresh air is a mercy. Now, there are flash flood warnings in the areas where the wild fires have been. Perfect example of Mother Natures give and take.
In other news, I finished a pair of socks, have cast on for another and have been told I need a hobby. As it's feeling like the weekend already, I did not mention my lack of fucks to give. Growing more is not my idea of a hobby, so that's that.
There's a lovely roast in the crock pot, there will be mushroom gravy, garlic-parm mashies and peas. Tomorrow, a haircut and a bit of shopping. After that, who knows? Anything is possible this time of year...
I don't think I will live long enough to stop being cranky about the fact that men have dainty little ankles. I think that fact of life will always annoy me.
I knit socks for my best guy friend. He wanted ORANGE but had to settle for ORANGE AND PINK that may or may not be seen in space. The yarn is that Neon Now stuff from the other day. It bleed like a mofo. Shocking, right? I added some vinegar to the soak and everything got better.
Smooshed onto too small girlie sized blockers for the photo taking only.
The pattern is my usual go-to. Partly because I don't really have to think much, but also in part because it's been a long time since I made this man socks. CCSR toes and heels, knit toe-up using Magic Loop, a sewn bind off and 2 x 2 ribbing.
Like close to a hundred other pairs of socks I've shown all y'all over the years. Although, I think this is the first pair that have been this bright. This pair of socks was a good cure for the ghosts of socks before.
Oh, and he loves them. Imagine if he got hand-spun, hand-knit socks. ;^)
A friend, whose style I really like, suggested Outlined as a possible knitting project for me. Twelve inches of ease through me for a minute, but I had a yarn that I figured would/could work and an interest in knitting something new.
Thanks to this pattern I am now the slightly confused owner of three pairs of circulars and I'm okay with that. The construction of those pattern was interesting in a good way. I used an i-cord bind off because the Vikkel Braid and my yarn did not get along. I'm okay with that. I think the i-cord works well with the three-needle bind off at the shoulders and under-arms.
I used Bamboo Pop, which is a bamboo/cotton blend. A bit splitty but I've worked with worse. I chose the yarn because I had the Strawberry already in stash and because I wanted a warm weather top. While friends are already dealing with snow and frost warnings, it's going to be 100F again today.
I spent a slightly shocking two weeks and two days on this project, must to the shock of my friends who figured it would take less than a week. Perhaps I could done in that time if I wasn't busy being social and having fun now and then.
Perhaps even more shocking is that I am currently working on a pair of socks for my best friend.
Happy Friday, people! Make it count!