Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy Fourth of July

It's a lousy day for the Fourth (rainy, cloudy and cool), but a great day to knit. I finished up two pairs of socks this week for the Summer of Socks. I am so excited.

For my first sock, I used BellaModen's superwash merino in the black beauty colorway with a basic sock pattern and size 2 needles.

Bella Moden - Black Beauty
For the second sock, I used Lisa Souza's Sock Merino in the little devil colorway with the no purl monkey pattern and size 2 needles.
Lisa Souza - Little Devil
I am ready to cast on for my next two pair of socks. I am going to use a basic sock pattern with both and size 2 needles. The yarn I will be using is The Sanguine Gryphon Eidos handpainted sock yarn in the Pythagoras color and J Knits Superwash me sock in the Reno color. I just recently got the J Knits yarn and I'm anxious to try it out.
Jknits and Sanguine Gryphon
I am thrilled because I reached the halfway point in my goal for reading 65 books by the end of the year. By the end of June I read 34 books. I recently finished the following:
Full Bloom by Janet Evanovitch and Charolotte Hughes
Q is for Quarry and R is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton
Married Lovers by Jackie Collins
Demon Rumm by Sandra Brown
Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
Monday I start back at work. I will only be working one day a week, but I am still sad. It will cut into my knitting time and soon I will also be teaching two days a week. It really is great to not have to work, but I am kinda looking forward to getting out in the working world again.


Wendy said...

Good luck with your first day back in the working world. The knitting world will miss you on Monday.

Jill L said...

Great socks! I have to go back to work tomorrow too --poop!