The weeks are speeding by and fall is on my doorstep. Here in Florida the change is subtle. The heat is still oppressive and much needed rains are flooding the streets resulting in humidity that soaks through to the skin. Most definitely not sweater weather. I eye the tree across the street and see that the leaves are falling fast. This has been a sign of fall afoot in my sweltering part of the world.
I have made progress on the DaCapo sleeve, enjoying the row upon row of alternating colors of garter stitch. Since Susan has come home from the hospital, I have found myself sitting with her in the early evenings. She sits in her recliner and rests while I knit. I find myself looking forward to these evenings.
Resurrected from the bottom of the knitting bag are the Gladd Ragg socks from the 6Sox Knitalong. These have been is a state of neglect since the spring. The cuff is now finished as is the heel. On to the gusset. I have not knit the last 2 socks in the series. I think that my interest has waned since Susan left the helm. I just purchased some Gloss from KnitPicks to make her Victorian Diamond socks. Once I make it through Sock Wars, I will leave the group knitting alone for a while. My list of upcoming projects fills a page.
The post brought more packages. Mix up a Yarntini! Pureknits, my new favorite, sent 3 hanks of sock yarn. Blue Hawaii, Cosmopolitan and Vintage are the colors that I chose. Amazon will be sending 2 sock tomes, “Knitting Vintage Socks” and “Sensational Knitted Socks” to provide inspiration. I think that I will start with the Cosmopolitan (for Susan) and make the Madder Rib socks to start.
Foot note: the bug that I found on the stop last weekend is a mole cricket!