Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Currently on the Needles


My knitting has been the same this week.  I'm making steady progress on my Dandelion Daze Shawl, after ripping out four + rows over the weekend.  Silly me, I set the project down mid row and well, stitches fell off and I was unable to rescue and knit them back up.  Learned my lesson!! My socks are coming along.  I love that they are from Santa Barbara, so I think of my visit when we went there in May.  I am trying an afterthought heel instead of a heel flap.  Stay tuned for my review, I hope I like it!!

I finished my Hermione Socks as well.

I started The Dinner by Herman Koch last week and it's pleasantly entertaining.  Now I will warn you that the narrator has a sarcastic attitude which could be off putting to some.  However, my nephew insisted I would like this book and so far he is correct (I guess I ooze sarcasm...).  I love that there have been a few plot twists that I didn't expect.  I hate when I guess where the story is going!!

What are you knitting and reading this week?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Hermione's Socks Complete


Have you knit Hermione's Everyday socks?  I think everyone has but me, well until now!!  I had a delightful time knitting these up.  I loved the simple texture pattern and the sense of accomplishment as I finished each step.


The heel flap is a new to me experience and I loved the slipped stitches along with the garter edge.  However, I like my own sock recipe better, the fit is perfection and these pair of socks are sort of loosey goosey around my skinny ankles and feet (I have skinny ankles and narrow feet, not the normal foot at all).  So I think it's me and not the pattern :)


I had a burning desire to do a contrast heel and toe.  I love the way the sock looks, I feel stylish!


Ravelry notes are here

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Weekends



Weekends are for memory making, 
relaxing and enjoying quiet moments of our days.  
If you would like, please share your weekend moments 
in the comment section with a link to your blog.



My weekend was quite nice, especially yesterday where nothing happened.  Just lots of reading and lots of knitting.  Later in the evening having friends over for a fun dinner.  We talked and caught up with family news.  I served grilled chicken, roasted potatoes, corn on the cob and a spinach salad (yum).



Today was church (of course) and this afternoon we attended a University graduate student function where my husband was the speaker and a delicious luncheon was served.
 

right before showtime!
How was your weekend?  I didn't mention the super hot weather we are having because I am boycotting it.  I've decided to quit summer and each night I go to sleep I'm one day closer to fall.