In an effort to enjoy the remaining days of summer I've been out and about quite a bit. While that means less computer time, it doesn't mean less knitting time.
I've started more than my fair share of new projects. This indistinct blob will one day be a beautiful lace scarf.
This is Colorful Splendor Lace Scarf from HeartStrings.
Shown here in Panda Sox Teal - 80% superwash merino, 20% bamboo. The color is actually more intense and more blue - a hard one to photograph. No, it's not on our website yet - we're working on it.
I've used this yarn before in knitting up the Fiddlehead Sock. It's soft and a bit squishy with nice drape. The bamboo reminds me of the tencel in the Twinkle Toes.
Project update . . . Oak Ribbed Sock from Knitting Vintage Socks - almost a pair.
The second sock is about ready for the heel flap. In case you're curious the yarn is Luster Sox Medium Denim.
There are a couple of interesting details with this pattern.
Back seam - down the leg and continuing through the heel flap. The seam is created with a purl stitch.
A round toe. The original pattern from which this one is written calls for casting off the toe stitches and seaming the toe. Instead of the cast off Nancy Bush has written the pattern with instructions to thread the tail through a tapestry needle and draw the tail through the remaining stitches - just as you would do for a hat or mittens.
I love kitchenering my toe stitches but decided to stick with the pattern and try this method. I'm curious to see if it wears differently than my usual toes.
The pace is picking up as we move into fall. I love it when we head into wool weather but feel a sense of urgency this year as I look at my calendar. I've rearranged and cut things out of my schedule to make it all fit. But no matter how I look at it, it's going to be crazy hectic.
To savor the last of the lazy days of summer I leave you with this.
The JFK Library as seen from across the bay at Castle Island. This picture was taken while Ted Kennedy's body was lying in repose at the Library. If you look closely at the boats, you can see a flag at half-staff.
I have a feeling I'll need the peace and tranquility of Castle Island to carry me through the coming weeks.