Sunday, July 30, 2006

Wool sock making in 99 degree heat




Al finished this sock today in our heatwave. Isn't it lovely? She used a washable wool called Gem. The pattern was in the Sock of the Month collection from the Mustard capitol of the USA. Those are my beloved pony point pearls in pink size 3's.

Well, since it feels like the sky is on fire, here's a shot from vacation for you. Stay cool. I still say this beats March in Chicago!

This is post number 497. .....don't forget to enter my 500th post contest. Times running out. I predict the 500th by weeks end.


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12 comments:

opportunityknits said...

Oh, this sock is so amazing! And that mohair from your previous post is so beautiful. Ubfortunately, I can't think of something clever to say about 5 or 100!

Sandy said...

That sky is breathtaking! As is your beautiful sock!
Stay cool!
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Agnes said...

Woo ... the sock is beautiful! I like the colours!

Karen said...

That is one gorgeous sock. Love the colors! It's hot here in Cincinnati too (but I like March better, give me cool anyday!).

Karen said...

What wonderful socks!!!! And that sky is stunning. Sorry to hear about all the heat though - we're in for some over the next couple of days too. I'll send you cool thoughts though. :)

Susan said...

I have yet to try two color socks, so I am very impressed with those! The sky photos is beautiful -- sometimes there are things like that in nature that would just make the most gorgeous colorways for yarn. I'm also at a loss about what to say about 500, but if you have 5 days that are 100 degrees, that's a heatwave!

Elizabeth said...

Al, the socks are absolutely gorgeous. I could never in 100 years do 5 (more or less) of those repeats in a sock. I've often wondered how the stranded socks feel "on" with the woven ends. Beautiful sunset!!!!

Pat K said...

Those socks are fantastic!

Rete said...

What a fabulous sock! I have about five hundred patterns for socks that I'd like to make, but I haven't finished one yet. Maybe by the time I hit my 500th post, I will have one or two done! Congrats!

Birdsong said...

The odds must be 500 to 1 that someone could have such a cool sock in the same post as the fabulous sunset photo!

Kat said...

Would that it was only 5 degrees out instead of the 500 degrees it feels like, that sock would go a LONG way towards keeping your toes nice and warm! Here's to a break in the heat and humidity! And, I would take Chicago in March right now! :-)

angela said...

Wow, what beautiful sox! LOVE them, even though you're knitting them during 5 100 degree days. (Okay, I know that that was way lame, but it's the best that I could do. My brain is fried with this unrelentless heat.)

Seriously, though. I love those sox. :)

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