My private sock club socks for June are done! Have been for some time now. It was really hard to finish them. All of a sudden I almost could not muster the will to do the color work on the second sock. Serious second sock syndrome had befallen me, but I clenched my teeth, and finished them anyway. Need a break form color work for the next socks. (by the time I'm casting on for the July socks, I might have changed my mind), but I DO love them!
There's no pattern for these. I found the color work chart in the book "Estonian sock patterns all around the world" on page 79. I just made the socks up as I knit the first one, and it's easy to work the second, when you have stripes like that.
I love knitting socks with Wandering Cat Yarns Tabby Cat (the store is open again, I just realized)! It feels nice to me, even though it's not really that soft, and the colors are just wonderful.
I'm looking forward to colder weather so I can wear them.
Yesterday evening, I took the dogs out one by one, just before it got dark, and took some pictures.
First out was Happy, he was already crossing his legs, desperate to GO. He's such a sweetheart, sitting pretty for me.
Then came Maggie, she looks, and acts like a deer, so skittish. One moment she was here, the next she was gone.
Denny was last, but he was always on the move, and would not stand still for a photo. But I took this photo earlier, him being a hog again, and taking away the toys, leaving Happy looking confused and sad.
There's lots going on here right now. I'm test knitting something secret, for a Mystery KAL, and I can't show anything until the KAL is over. I've finished my Through The Loops shawl for the Summer of Shawls KAL today, and it's blocking right now. Oh how I dislike blocking!
I've got a lot of cleaning to do over the next few days. I've selected my fiber for Tour de Fleece, all FatCatKnits fiber of course. I'll show a picture of it next blog post.
It's my DD Hannah's birthday tomorrow, but I need to catch her on the phone tonight, since it will be tomorrow in Sydney later today (I know, I'm just starting to get the time difference). Happy Birthday, Sweetie! (she does read here now and then)