I have so many things going on in June. It makes me wonder what the rest of the summer will be like. The yarn in the picture is Knit picks Gloss in Dolphin. It is going to be made into Reversi socks from Jen at 144 inches of I-Cord. I won a copy of her pattern in a contest on her blog. I am trying to decide if I want to wait to start them for Summer of Sock '08 or just cast on now. I have reordered my Ravelry queue and put all the socks that I have in there at the top. There are quite a few. I hope to surpass my one pair from last year! It's a good thing that SOS doesn't start till June 21st cause before then I have 2 parties on the same day, a wedding the next weekend and than daughter dos's 2nd birthday party and father's day the weekend after that. On a brighter note I have 3 days off right after the 21st! I think there will be plenty of sock knitting!!
Last night I learned the true greatness of blocking! I made a swatch of a stitch pattern that I wanted to use. I have a few ideas for it. I would have been in some serious trouble if I hadn't blocked the swatch first. It grow quite a bit. I was very surprised with the end result. I used some Knit picks Swish superwash (I swear I buy other yarn brands it just doesn't seem so in this post.) I don't know if it had something to do with the yarn or the size of the needles that I used. The ball band says size 6-9. I went with an 8 cause to be honest it was with in arm's reach and there was no WIP on it. I think the stitches could be tighter so I am trying again with size 6. I am hoping that I can make what is in my head. I know that I am going to have to find someone who has some knowledge to help me make this a reality cause I don't know if I can do it on my own. It's going to be awesome if I can.
(Pretend you don't see the weeds that are growing in my garden under the tree! I am getting to it. I swear the big green mass to the left are actual flowers that will bloom later in the summer.)