July is such a crazy month around here. During the month there are a couple of holidays, our trip south mid-month and general summer fun going on. The last week of the month is usually rather busy in the office , but in July we are preparing for our annual golf tournament. I can barely keep up with it all. Throw in the blog, a daily post, and I'm in overwhelm. Please pardon my hit and run (mostly it is hit and miss) blog reading and commenting. I'm looking forward to the first of August and a little 'down' time. The perfect thing to knit during the busy, too hot, summer remains to be socks. I've been burning up the needles (when I can) and have three and a half pair of socks under my belt, with not much else to show this month.
The Frilly Petticoat socks were such a fun knit. The pattern, by the Sock Bug*, was so enjoyable, easy to remember and perfect for the lovely Opal Petticoat yarn. (Thanks again Cara.) The pattern shows off the color changes very effectively. Feather and fan variations seem to be the sock of summer 2005.
I finished up the Sockapal2za Socks (2 pair!) and should have pictures soon (time, time, need more time!) and also have one more Birch Leaf sock to finish up (I'm knitting as fast as I can, sorry Susan, but I AM). Also on my mind is what's next in line for sock knitting. (I've become obsessive in my sock passion!) While rummaging through my considerable sock stash, thinking I might want to knit red socks, I found this newly acquired yarn. This is Pure and Fancy Wool's sport yarn in the colorway 'Royal Blue'. I've started Sock Bug's 'River Rapid Socks', which are looking good, and I love Grayce's yarn, too!
*Sock Bug calls the pattern Lacy Scallop Socks, I've named my pair 'Frilly Petticoat'.