I have my own private Grease sing-a-long in the car quite often...
We went out for sno-cones for the first time this year. This stand makes the best sno-cones, but it's a little redneckish - it's located on the edge of a gas station parking lot, where you have a nice view of the highway:
Jeff insisted on dragging the chairs over by the Duchess. It was a nice evening - very low humidity, and even though it was still 91 degrees, it didn't feel too bad in the shade. Hey, anytime we're not running in the heat, it's fairly tolerable!
In knitting news, you'd think I have all the needle sizes necessary to make just about any project, but no. I was lacking in the tiny sizes, or what I referred to as "toothpicks" in the past. And since I'm obviously hooked on socks, I decided to go ahead and purchase all of the needle sizes I was missing. Matching the yarn size to the needle size to how loosely (or in my case, how tightly) you knit makes a huge difference in the finished project. Anyway, I bought most of what I needed at my not-so-local yarn shop (it's a 25 minute drive each way, so I don't go there often), but even they didn't have all the sizes I wanted, so I ordered some from Amazon. Here's what arrived yesterday:
A 19x14x3 box, filled with lots of air bags...and one tiny pair of needles. Sigh. What makes this even more silly is that I checked the box for no rush shipping, which meant that this wasn't scheduled to arrive until 9/1 (but it arrived on 8/27). Amazon, I don't get you!
Onto the fun stuff regarding knitting - the projects! Here's my fifth pair of socks:
Yarn is Schoppel-Woole Ambiente Magic, colorway is 1284. I'm making up a basic sock pattern to fit my foot - I knitted these toe-up, using a Turkish cast-on, with a Fish Lips Kiss Heel.
They match my shoes!
My ever-growing stack of hand-knitted socks.
Here's another pair that I've started:
Yarn is Knit Picks Felici, colorway is Gummy Bear. I can't wait to get to the pattern - it starts once I've knitted the heel and is crazy fun!
Remember back when I used to knit all the hats, all the time? Well, a hat occasion arose, and this was the result:
A baby bear hat!!! So cute! Yarn is Madelinetosh Vintage, colorway is Teddy Bear (OF COURSE), pattern is a basic baby hat, with ears added. The baby's nickname is Bear, so I had to make this for him. He was born earlier this month, and I knitted a 0 - 6 months size, so hopefully it will fit him through the winter.
Have a great weekend!