June 21 was the start of the Summer of Socks fun on Ravelry. 'Socks' really isn't a word that comes to mind when you think of summer but a knitters gotta knit, season be damned. (As if I knit anything other than socks anyway, right?) I jumped right in with a pair of Dragonfly socks. These are part of a knit-a-long that Dee started this week. I started off strong, getting this far on the pair of them in two days (the pattern is super easy to memorize, which is perfect for two-at-a-time socks). We'll see if I can keep up with that or not.
The yarn is that old craft store standard brand of Red Heart. I didn't know they had a wool (75%) sock yarn until I came across this at Joann's a few months ago. Most of their stuff is acrylic which, needless to say, is downright awful for socks. It also has glitter in it so bonus points for that. SPARKLY GLITTER, YES. This color is akin to a bowl of oatmeal........only with SPARKLES. I suspect I'm probably the only person out there who finds that in anyway appealing. lol The verdict so far is: little splitty and likes to stick to itself like OMG WOAH but that seems to be par for the course for a commercially spun yarn. /shrug
I got this little kit in yesterday to make a star-spangled stuffed (?) box so I might have to break-up with the socks for a few days so I can get at least ONE patriotic finish in for the 4th. I'm not super-duper crazy about the flag material that is provided for the inside of the box as part of the kit but I'm not worried about that. I know I have a couple of cute fabrics in the ole stash that can be subbed in for that. :)
That's it for me for now. Got 923234232 beads to make this afternoon and I have to get started ASAP if I want to find time to go for a bike ride before sundown, grill some burgers for supper, maybe catch a couple rays on the deck, etc. (Note: I will probably only get to one of those things today and I'm not gonna lie: my stomach gets first priority so BURGERS WIN.)