Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Yarn Along 2016.32: Done and Done

I am joining Ginny this afternoon for this week's Yarn Along.  And, I'm happy to say, that while the sun is shining brightly, the weather is cooler than any Wednesday for the last month!  "Only" in the low 80s today!  Dare I say, looking at the long range forecast, that our extreme hot spell is over.  I think we hit the 90 degree mark more times in the past four or five weeks, than in the last five summers combined.  I'm glad to be done with that.

Speaking of done. . .

I finished my Solar socks over the weekend.

I also started, and finished, my dishcloth for August.  The pattern I went with came from Knit Picks, and is called Phyllis and Marian.  It's super simple, and knits up very fast.  It looks a little wonky in the picture, but it's not that bad in person.

Now that I've finished the socks, and the dishcloth, I find myself wondering what to cast on next.  I have a car trip coming up at the end of next week, so should probably choose a portable project, like socks.  However, I find myself with the urge to knit something bigger. . . a sweater, a lap blanket, or a shawl.  I might just have to get out of monogamous knitting mode, and cast on both a big project and a pair of socks.

That's one of the best things about doing the Yarn Along with everyone; I can see a bunch of knitting options.


  1. I know how you feel - that need to knit something a little bigger, substantial after summer knitting. I just cast on a sweater even though its 95 degrees out - I know fall is coming!

  2. Your socks look great; love the color and design! It's still hot here in southern California. I'm looking forward to autumn. Enjoy your week, Pat