Sunday, August 10, 2008

August.... Summer is almost over

It's August. It seems that once August gets here the summer is just about over. The way the weather has been the last couple of days, it almost feels like fall. Today it was cool and we had some severe thunderstorms with hail. The temperature is currently 64 degrees. This is the first time in awhile that I haven't had an airconditioner on and felt as if I needed to lay under the covers to get warm! I like the cooler weather, but I'm not looking forward to winter.

I have started teaching taxes again. I'm enjoying it but will be glad when the classes are over. It's taking time away from knitting.

I did finish the socks I was making with Vesper sock yarn. I really liked the yarn and how it striped. I also enjoyed using the Knitpicks double points. I used these because I decided to use size 1 - 1/2 needles.

Vesper Sock Completed - Crew
I have some more skeins of Vesper Sock Yarn, but just had to order more. I got Neopolitan:
Vesper Sock Yarn - Neopolitan
And, Hot Metal:
Vesper Sock Yarn - Hot Metal
I started another sock using Trekking Zitron in color 167. I'm also using the knitpicks metal double points with these.
Trekking XXL - Zitron - Col 167
I think I am going to be brave and try two socks on two circular needles. I first need to order some needles from Knitpicks. One of my knitting friends used one of the knitpicks metal and one of the harmony needles when she knitted her first pair of two socks on circular needles. She found it easier to keep track of the needles.
I finished the August KAL in my dishcloth group. The pattern is Redbud Leaf by Sue Mrenna. I used size 6 needles and Peaches and Creme yarn in Burnt orange. I enjoyed this pattern.
August KAL - Redbud Leaf - S Mrenna
I am also trying to finish up a beach tote that I started last year using Fantasy Natural yarn. I just need to sew it together and will post pictures when it's complete.

1 comment:

Deb said...

The very first pr. of socks that I knitted were on 2-Cirs. I used 1 Addi's Turbo (tan cable) & 1 Knit Picks (purple) cable. It really does help to use two different needles when knitting w/2-Cirs. I hope to get some KP's Harmony needles for my sock knitting soon.