I’ve been knitting lots since I last posted, but it’s been bad picture-taking weather lately. We had a few days of clouds while the counties south of us got rain, and for the past two days we’ve been the ones getting soaked. This pic of my Knotty or Knice sock progress was taken a few days ago:
I hadn’t done a short row heel in a long time, so that was fun. The sock/yarn combo is growing on me, mostly because this is an awesome sock pattern. For someone like me who’s knitted from both Elsbeth Lavold’s Viking knotwork patterns, and Cookie A’s twisted stitch patterns, it was easy to memorize the knots, so I’m completely off the charts with this. Pun intended.
My lace Icarus blob is coming along, though difficult to get a good picture of:
(Depending on how much rain we get this afternoon and tomorrow, the pool may well overflow. I would hope for the salt and chlorine to kill the renegade Bermuda grass, but I know better. Tenacious stuff.)
I went back to The Knitting Nest and exchanged one of the variegateds for two skeins of the Continental colorway, which matches the bright blue and will become the border, when I get that far.
And in honor of WendyKnits’ Lucy, here’s Shrubbery Cat watching me try to photograph the blob, and asking if he could please be a Housecat until the rain stops:
Don’t feel too sorry for him though… he has his own chiminea on the porch, with a crocheted cat bed to curl up in.