The Summer of Socks 2007 - Knit Along, began bright and early on the First Day of Summer. I know, i'm a day late blogging about it, but i'm here now. :)
I actually did cast on for my new sock at a little after 5amEST. I was up all night anyway. I cast on and got this far...
So far, it's just a cuff. Nothing too exciting. I picked this yarn up a while ago when Webs was having a closeout on it. It's Gedifra Fashion Trends Sportivo. I had tried knitting it on size 3 dpns a while ago, but it was knitting up too loosely so i frogged the whole thing and the yarn has been on a time out for a few months. I decided to give it another whirl on size 2's, and it's working out much better.
I've also cast on for a new Big Black Sock (BBS) for Socks For Soldiers. This one and it's mate will be destined for Soldier Patrick who is the local fellow that ended up being in that hot air balloon that Deb and i chased down one weekend. (You can't see him in any of those pictures, he's on the other side of his sweetie, Trish)
In other sock knitting news, i received some wonderful contest prize yarn from the Socks For Soldiers Group today. Our leader, Kim (a.k.a. Sarge) holds contests for the members all of the time. She likes to do things to boost our morale and get us knitting more. I was actually late to the contest because i get my posts from the group in email - digest form and i had let them sit for several days during my initial Ravelry time suck. The contest was to tell a watermelon related story that was true or made up. I knew i was late, but sent my story in just to share it, cuz it's a good one, and one of the other prize winners asked Kim to let me have her prize. Wasn't that sweet of her? A few of the members who dye yarn, agreed to dye some in watermelon themed colors. I'm such a lucky, lucky gal...i got yarn that was dyed by Joy again! (Joy is the lady who dyed the gorgeous Autumnal colored yarn that i was knitting last month)
Without further ado, i give you Joy's Handpainted Watermelon yarn!
Isn't it fun! I love it!!
Happy Sock Knitting out there!