Friday, August 09, 2013
Water Garden Socks - New Design!
|Water Garden Socks|
I used Knit PIcks Stroll sock yarn in the Green Tea Heather color for my pair. I love how the heathered yarns have the slight color variations which add depth to the socks. The lace patterning is very easy on these. Yes, I did finish a complete pair as evidenced by the next photo. These will be on their way to Ohio first then on to Kazakhstan in the fall for the orphanages there.
I usually don't need socks, but this past week has been different! Nope, Guatemala hasn't gotten an arctic climate...but I've traveled up to the northern latitudes all the way up to Oregon again this summer. The night temperatures have been in the 50's! My toes are cold! But it warms up during the day from all the lovely sunshine.
I waited to take the photo of the completed pair of socks until I could use my friend's lovely flowers which I knew would be dominating her back deck. These delightful summer days are being spent by me on the deck madly knitting swatches and socks for a publication for next year. My friend and her hubby have taken the month off to travel and I get their house, dogs, chickens and large organic garden all to myself. Whahoooo! I've got all the fresh veggies and fruits that I could possibly eat! The dogs are complete sweethearts too. The chickens, well, they are chickens and they give me breakfast eggs every day so far.
Jonesy? He got left behind in Guatemala. You know, there's work to be done on the boat. OK, he wanted to stay on the boat too. Besides,
|Estrella cat on Niki Wiki - but not for long|
Unfortunately she's had more accidents (on-purpose-dents?) in the two weeks that I've been gone, so Jonesy has now restricted her access to the interior of the boat. To do so he's had to install a CDS (Cat Defense System). Instead of the flexible plastic curtain in the companionway on the sides of our window A/C unit, he has installed a latching hard cover. Pee on my new V-berth cushions? Nope. Sorry kitty. I totally enjoyed her on the boat - she would meow "Hello" every time slipped through the plastic and stood on the top step. Dang.
And here is a photo of another completed pair of socks from my Hug Me Socks pattern. I started these on the voyage from Belize to Guatemala. The yarn is Steinbach Wolle Aktiv Color 100, another donation skein so these were socks #19 that I knit.
Maybe I'll wake up the dogs...