Friday, June 01, 2007

Hurricane season

My first official day of Hurricane season has so far gone without a hitch. There is still time though. Anyone else notice that the 5th Atlantic hurricane/tropical storm is going to be named Erin? I advise you to watch out for that one.
I really do still knit, although my thoughts have strayed from my sweater and Adamas shawl; it is just too stinking hot to sit under a big pile of wool right now. The project of the day is a pair of socks for the Dulaan project-a pair of Horcrux socks, to be exact. First pair of socks made following someone else's instructions, instead of making it up and flying by the seat of my pants like I usually do. This is going to be one sturdy pair of socks, I'm using the worsted weight yarn called for and size one needles. Six, maybe seven stitches per inch? Who knows; I didn't exactly gauge this one (gasp!) The yarn is a ball of Nature Spun worsted in China blue or Nordic blue or Someothermeaninglessdescription blue, overdyed with a smidgen of red to make it less flat. To me the really exciting part of this picture is the lawn though; I've never had a yard before and it is really starting to look good.

4 comments:

Heather Joins the Round said...

Horcrux is fun, isn't it? Did you see Katherine's Horcrux gloves?

susan said...

Horcrux socks are just the ticket for hot summer days.

Katherine Of It All said...

Holy cow, those are gonna be bullet proof socks! Love the shot with yarn, needles, pattern, and sunglasses.

Erin said...

Yea! We are going to be famous! I hope the Erin hurricane is not a mean one.