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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Taking a Tiny Break....

The back yard thermometer reads 94 degrees right now....It is going up at a steady pace.  Tessie and I are going on strike.

We have barricaded ourselves in the bedroom and are refusing to come out until the temperature comes down....Well maybe for lunch we might sneak out for a  few minutes....You see.  The AC and the ceiling fan make that room nice and cool.

So what do we decide to do whilst sitting in there?

I blame it on my friend, Jane, in Pennsylvania.  Remember when she sent me a couple of boxes of sock yarn at different times?  

Tessie and I decided that now would be a good time to take stock of what was there...Along with the other sock yarn...

Jane's contribution is all of the folded pieces that you see.  Hand dyed Barefoot Yarns.  Each folded piece will make a pare of socks, with enough left over for baby socks for Amare.  And once in a while, a sock for a injured cat.  Let's hope that we don't need any of those though.  I have four or five pair of Jane's yarn started.  I have to see how they are going to turn out.  They look totally different when knit into socks.  Same colors but altogether different patterns than you think they are going to be.  Great fun.

As of right now, there are 13 pair that haven't even been started. One pair that are finished, from some Japanese yarn that I had.  And another nine pair that are in the first stages(first sock only) on needles.  I should have never bought and made all of those extra sets of #2 needles...I found some dowels that were exactly the size of #2 needles....That was my first mistake.  My other ones were picking up every set of #2s that I found in thrift shops.

I guess that I should be thankful that none of it is in a tangled mess.  All are workable....I wonder how that happened.

Anyway, if I want to get Christmas socks done for the whole family, I guess that Tessie and I should get started. 

See you tomorrow. If I don't melt....


Lucille said...

My sympathies are with you, Casey, if it's that hot. But, at least you have air condition.

Rhissanna said...

Doesn't it make you feel even hotter to knit warm, cosy socks? I feel hot just reading about it and seeing Tessie corralled by all that wool!