This week:

Knitting: My knitting this summer has become quite predictable. Yet another pair of socks are on my needles. This week I’m working on the Edwardian Boating socks with some handpainted Stroll yarn from Knit Picks. The long floats and linen stitch really make these a fun knit and make the most of the short color changes in handpainted yarns.

I have also cast on a simpler pattern for some socks for A who was dropping some not-so-subtle hints that he wanted another pair of socks. Picking patterns for him is always harder because I am apparently just drawn to patterns that are much too girly… but this is coming from the man who thinks even cables are too “dainty.”

Reading: I finally finished The Girl Who Fell Below Fairyland and Led the Revels There. It was such a fun read. I’m now starting on Miserere (I got lost in those ‘er’s) by Theresa Frohock which is a bit different than I thought it would be… but I’m only a few chapters in, so I’ll give it a chance.

Watching: I am in desperate need of some suggestions for Netflix viewing… I feel like I’ve watched everything, which I know isn’t true. If you’ve found something wonderful and have just been waiting to tell someone about it, here’s your chance – I’m up for anything!

Linking up with KCCO and yarn along.

12 Comments on WIP: Boating socks

  1. love the sock yarn immensely! so cheerful πŸ™‚ on Netflix watch the old james herriot all creatures great and small series πŸ™‚

  2. LOVE the boating socks! I just finished a pair with Stroll hand painted last week and it’s a pretty nice yarn.

    What kind of shows do you like to watch? Murder mysteries are my thing, especially British ones, so I’ve made the rounds of Inspectors Lynley, Morse, and Lewis. I also really liked Midsommer Murders – it was one of those that I was sad to have come to the end of the series.

    • Oh, Lisa! I want to see how your socks turned out!

      Thanks for the suggestions. I like British mysteries, too, so I will check out the ones you recommend. I think I’ve watched all of the newer series like Ripper Street and Luther.

  3. I saw the photo of your Edwardian Boating sock WIP in the blogging thread on rav, and wowwww
    Those gorgeous colors made me have to click, great choice and lovely work so far! That pattern is definitely going in my queue.
    haha I might know that feel as far as getting requests from friends (I’m guessing A is your partner?) I managed to find a shop that sells Drops Big Fabel in a bunch of gorgeous variegated and striping colors to choose from, and the boyfriend chose a wonderful excited shade of…black for his socks. At least he’ll definitely wear them, I guess!

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