1. It is September 1
2. Today’s predicted high is 101
3. I want to move to Iceland right now. Or Portland. Or somewhere it is never, ever 101 degrees.
To keep myself from cracking, I am pretending the cold weather is imminent, and knitting socks. Sparks has waived his annual pair, this year, so all the sock knitting is for me-me-me.
And here is the first pair of the season, knit during Amelia’s naps. This is my bare-bones basic pattern. I knit it on two circs. I do a 14 wrap Turkish cast on, increase at each end of each needle till they both have 22 stitches, then at each end of each needle on every other row till I have 32 stitches on both. I do a short-row heel over 36 stitches, taking it down to 12 at the tip of the heel. I put about 1.5 inches of k2p2 ribbing on the cuff. That’s it.
Someday you, too, will knit socks Grasshopper.
This yarn is Patons Stretch Sock in “Plum”, purchased recently at Hobby Lobby.
Next pair: Trekking XXL color 76. This colorway makes me die a little inside, it’s so beautiful. I’ve had this one for years, though I think it’s still available. It’s so dark and plummy and luscious, and Trekking XXL is one of my favorite sock yarns. I am SO excited to see how these turn out.
While I was downloading pictures from my camera, this one unexpectedly came up. Sparks must have taken it while my parents were visiting recently… this is family togetherness, our style. A laptop for everybody!