It's another one of those weeks when socks have taken over my knitting, my brain, my imagination. Part of this love affair is because of KSKS. My Kit Swap pal had mentioned that Scouts hand dyed yarn was on her 'coveted yarn' list and to fulfill her wish I contacted Scout. The dyed yarn arrived yesterday and I couldn't wait to pull it out of the bag. Scout perfectly captured the colors of the flower pictures I sent to her as inspiration. The skein is SO beautiful and I confess it's going to be tough to give up this yarn. I've been looking for other fun and useful items to put in the 'not yet made' sock kit bag for my pal, too.
Many people left the comment yesterday that socks were good to knit when it's too hot for other things, when your too tired and anything else would be too complicated, or when you're on the go. It's the perfect summer knit and I agree. It's so exiting to think about the next sock and have several balls of yarn waiting in tote bags, with pattern and needles just ready to go. Cassie's ESK has come in handy to have in my sock bag too, as there has been a bit of bad needle karma the last couple of weeks. I've broken 5 needles by sitting on them, knitting (happened while it was sitting on the table and not in my hand (?), and by snapping them in half while they ride in the bag, Good thing I bought an extra set last week.
Project Spectrum for July will be as exciting as June, because Purple is going to be easy for me to knit, too. This sock, in Karen's Sleeping Dragon yarn, is moving along nicely. The colorway displays a bit of pointillism in purples and lavenders as the slipped stitches move down the leg. The yarn is also soft and yet has a quality that should make a long wearing fabric.
Birdsong's DyeORama yarn is also pictured, wound and ready to go. It will become the Little Child's Sock from Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush. The dye has very subtle value changes and should make a fun sock to knit and wear. It will be the next sock in my very long queue of socks to come.
Jóhö has been neglected but, CeCe has been secretly growing. Since she is mostly blue there may be one more FO for PS June under my belt. You can see one funny little sleeve has just been attached so only the yoke and shoulders remain. Meanwhile, I'm trying to keep my expectations in check...more details on that and CeCe later.