Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Heat Wave

I finished all the ribbed pieces for the sweater Quarry but am I seaming them together? No. We have just had a four day heat spell and it was 96 degrees but it felt like at least 105. The air conditioner broke at work and it was horrible. So even though it is suppose to be slightly cooler today I have put sewing them aside, maybe until fall.

I like to have a little collection of pre-knitted baby items all ready for gifting. I just gave my son my last Baby Surprise Jacket as a gift for one of his friends so I’ve started a new one. These Elisabeth Zimmerman creations are perfect for using up stash. This is left over Cotton-Ease from various summer sweaters I’ve made over the years. I like to give these for boys and February Sweaters for girls.

I’ve also finally been tempted again by socks. I decided last year to stop knitting them because I hardly ever wear them. They always make my feet too hot. But this Six Sock Knit-along selection called Handsome Devil Socks was just too intriguing to pass up. It uses a slipped stitch technique that is so much fun. I’m using size 1 needles for the first time and it is taking me a little longer but the socks feel so nice. I’d forgotten how nice it is to knit a small project like this with no heavy wool hanging in your lap in the summer.


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