In keeping with tradition, I'm going to call this post Pair #6 because I did actually finish pair #6. I'm now working on Pair #7, but I've been delayed because I've been plagued by computer woes.
This is my first time blogging on the new computer, and I'm not overly optimistic that everything is going to work. It took me ages and some work arounds to get my Rav stuff uploaded, so I have my fingers crossed.
Okay, it's doing something weird with my phone and my photos, so I'll plow on ahead with my text for the time being.
I finally finished Pair #6. That was the Flaming Desire socks by Anne Hanson in the original Zen Yarn Garden Fire colourway in Serenity Silk. I did the first orange sock between December 23 2009 and December 29, 2009. Then I did a pair out of HandMaiden Casbah in red for Princess (probably Sangria colourway). And I didn't pick up the second sock until this Sockdown August challenge. Other than the Brillo sock, it was the oldest WIP in the collection.
Fingers crossed, folks. Let's see if this works.
The yarn looks like it's two different colours, but I find that's often the case with my socks.
The pattern is fairly intuitive and I love the way it looks on the leg and the blockers.
Once I finish the second Skyp sock, I might do either she second Mad Color Weave (but it's in BMFA STR MW on 72 stitches -- too big) or I might do the second Ripple Weave.
When I've finished the August socks, I'm going to do a large dishtowel thing. Even though we have a dishwasher, we end up with a lot of hand washing, and we run out of space for drying the dishes. So I often end up laying down a tea towel on the counter and stacking the dishes on it. I have some of those jumbo balls of Bernat Handicrapter er.. Handicrafter cotton, so I'll spend some time on big needles knitting mindless tea towels.
There have been two yarn deliveries lately. The first is my July BMFA Rockin' Sock Club offering. It's Socks that Rock Lightweight in Orphan Fledge. I like the colourway. I like the look of the sock pattern designed by Hunter Hammersen. Not sure if I'll actually knit it right away.
The yarn is lovely as usual. But I think for once the iPhone is taking more vibrant pictures than what's there.
Anyway, it's highly cromulent.
The other thing which arrived was a mystery 3-skein pack of Primo Fingering from the July 17 random update. I lucked out -- I got Pollen (kind of an electric scummy neon greeny yellow), Flannel (good, workhorse grey) and Petunia (lovely purple which isn't captured properly by the iPhone). I've had my eye on Petunia for a while, so I'm pretty pleased.
Close-ups for Rav purposes:
I think i have previously posted that one of the ways we communicate in our family is by way of the dry-erase board in the kitchen. Usually it's a grocery list, but occasionally one or othe other of us feels the need to communicate something more pressing. This was what greeted me the other day when I got home. It's a little missive from Princess to me and Quinn.
And for the record, it is only Desmond who gets stuff stuck. Lila and Bastian have fully working digesgtive tracts, thank you very much.
Princess is off working in Saskatchewan for two weeks. She left yesterday morning at 5:00 am. So the Lad and I are on double cat and dog duty. But the Lad has been working 12-17 hour days, so I guess I'm the one on major pet duty. Grrrr.....
Until next time, folks. Wish me luck with the new computer. It has now taken 4 days for me to get things moved over and loaded. But I'm cautiously optimistic that we're over the worst of the humps.