I’m one of those people who really loves the warm weather. So these last couple of weeks where the weather could go from mid 50′s to mid 80′s in a flash were not happy times for me. I never know what to put on the kids. I carry enough crap around as it is, so taking extra sweaters just in case was getting old fast. But now it’s HOT and the reality of getting used to hauling around another kid is starting to sink in. If you live in NY and you thought it was hot today try getting up three flights of stairs holding a 25lb child and diaper bag on one side, and 30lbs of library books on the other. Oh and do this while trying to make sure a five year-old, who walks so slow you think you walked six flights not three, doesn’t fall down the stairs. I think this will be a long summer.
Anyway = ). I finally got my sock past two rows. Hurray. Now I’m plagued with concern that I didn’t cast on enough stitches. My husband is a big guy and this puny little sock is looking like a joke when held next to him.
I also received my Project Spectrum postcard from my partner, seen here with my current WIP a top down raglan. It was going to be a Tivoli tee but I think I like cap sleeves better.
I was never a red person and this year I can’t seem to get enough of it. I think I was influenced by Wendy at Knit and Tonic
when she made Something Red. I find with each year I become a little more comfortable with myself, a little more willing to try things that I didn’t think I would. Wearing red is one of those things.
As for spinning. Notice the lack of progress shots? I put off even picking the spindle up for days due to a surprising lack of inspiration. When I finally gave it a spin (pun!pun!) I was less than thrilled with what I was able to do. So I watched the Knitty Gritty spinning episode I had on TiVo (Can I just say I didn’t get what the big deal was about TiVo until we got it) and found some links on craftster and I should be ready to get back at it some time this week. I was also less than enthused about making skirts because of the roller coaster weather we were having. Now that it’s hot and I have to face the fact that most of my summer clothes don’t fit after having my son inspiration has struck. Look for progress on all fronts soon.
For those who read this I have a favor to ask. Well two.
Can someone school me on adding links to my posts? And
Sock knitters how many stitches should I cast on for a biggish (size 13) male sock?
I’m using Knitpicks Essential sock yarn and I’m knitting at 8 sts per inch.
EDIT: Thanks Yahaira!