Sunday! I finalllllly finished the socks! They were going on like a broken record (remember records?) that is stuck in one place. I couldn’t get passed the gusset. I finished them up on Friday.
No sooner was I done with that when I casted on a scarf pattern I picked up on our Shop Hop in May. The picture doesn’t really capture the metallic brilliant lime green yarn. It’s an easy pattern (not in Ravelry) with a cable row and a lace row.
I am still working on the sweater but am so tired of doing stockinette! I messed up the lace panel on one side but am going to live with it as it makes the sweater uniquely mine. The pattern is well written and easy so far; we’ll see what happens when I get to the sleeve and have to pick up some underarm stitches. I’ve been checking it out and even though I only casted on 8 new stitches it looks like there are more to be picked up to avoid a hole (kinda like a gusset on a sock or mitten.
I am reading a new “knitmance” by author, Rachael Herron, If you’ve enjoyed Debbie Macomber’s books, you’ll like Rachaels’. Rachael’s are a little (well a lot) more steamy. I met Rachael at the Oakland Fiber Fest a few weeks ago. I had planned to save the books for vacation in Maui reading in September but need something to read now so I started the first book in the Cypress Cove series, How to Knit a Love Song. I entered a contest on her blog and won a galley copy of her 3rd book in the series. Now I’ll have enough to keep me reading on the beach for the two weeks we’ll be on vacation.
And finally, last night I made a yummy accompaniment for our dinner, Zucchini-Ricotta Fritters