Saturday, August 18, 2007

Thank Goodness! The heat wave seems to be over. We've recently had some really awful high temperatures... like, record-breaking high temperatures. Here's an example:
This was measured in the shade, and it wasn't even our highest temperature of the last two weeks. The highest this baby reported was 105.9 degrees. Ugh. Walking outside was like walking into a steam room. Thankfully, our high today was only 93 degrees, and our humidity is relatively low, so it seems like fall weather might be just around the corner!

And now for the knits. Okay, well, the knit.

Here's my progress on Mystery Project #1. I guess it's not much of a mystery anymore. It's been slow going with this one. This is probably due to the two false starts and all the cables. Cables slow this already slow knitter down. A lot.

I couldn't get a good picture of the actual stitch pattern because I ran out of good daylight. I'll try again later this week. The pattern is my own. It's got a lattice stripe on each side, with ribs and a stripe of seed stitch down the front and back.

There are quite a few errors in this sock, but, hey - it was my first try at knitting a sock with no pattern, so I'm happy with it. I'll have to start the second sock as soon as I get this first one completed because I made some notes about my pattern, but I'm not sure they're clear enough for me to figure out later.

Well, that's all for now. I haven't made any progress on the Mystery Project #2 because I can't work on it when anyone is in the room with me, or when I'm trying to do anything else (watch TV, sit in meetings at work, etc.). LilMan & Hubby are going fishing in the morning so I'm planning to try to get a bit more done. tomorrow. I'd better... at this rate it's going to end up being a gift for Christmas 2008!

1 comment:

REBECCA said...

WOW! I'm amazed...you made that pattern? That's beautiful! (Makes the cheesy tube of a bag sack I designed pale in comparison! LOL)
I love it, and the color really makes it pop. It's coming along great so far, can't wait to see it finished...well, the pair finished! I'm scared to death of cables, so I give you tons of kudos for knitting them AND creating a pattern with them! I'm itching to make more socks...I just have to find the right pattern. The funky socks I made are still a little too big and I'm afraid if I wash them they'll be doll socks! Guess I could save them if I ever have/adopt a girl, huh? LOL
I have to admit I'm more than a little curious about Mystery Project #2...I guess I'll have to keep blog-stalking til you 'fess up about it!