I actually partly finished something today! Actually, it's one sock of a pair, but that's something, right? Everything else has sort of taken a back seat lately to 1)Spinning; 2) Feather and Fan baby stuff; and 3) Finding a new job and getting all the ridiculous paperwork done that is required, even though I'm not changing states or moving to a different hospital. And I haven't even started with the HR stuff yet.
Anyway. Today was such a nice day, that I got to do a little knitting outside. The heat wave that we've had has passed, and I'm not sure it even hit the mid-70's today, but it was nice and warm out in the sun. We went to the Steilacoom farmers' market, which is only about ten minutes from our house, and found a lovely spot to have lunch on an outside deck. Knitting in public ensued.
After we got home and put away all the veggie loot, I sat down and finished the first sock. Here I am, trying it on to make sure it's long enough before I close the toe.
Pretty, eh? That's Zoe sock yarn from Shalimar, in the color Peonies. You can get your very own at the same place I did.
And second sock started.
There was more knitting loot that arrived at my house today. I have a set of the Knit Picks Options needles, and a set of the Harmony wood tips. They came out with acrylic Zephyr tips, and I had to have those as well. A lot of people despise plastic needles, but they have their place. They are a lot easier on my hands than metal needles, for one thing. Those lovely Signature sock needles up in that photo are beautiful, but they really make my hands hurt if I work with them for hours on end. They also have lethally pointy tips that I would not try to sneak on an airplane.
Here are the Zephyrs.
I'm off to make pizza. Sunset magazine had an article about making grilled pizza recently, and the dough is all done and ready to go (made in my brand spanking new bread machine). We have all sorts of options for toppings, but I think tonight's version is going to be white cheese, basil, and perhaps some of those heirloom tomatoes from the market. I'll take photos!