Got an unexpected day off this week so I should be basking in the sunshine, working on my tan - right??? Well, nooooooooo . . . . it's raining out there. It rained on my LAST day off too. It must've been 105 in the little tin box office out in the paved parking lot on Saturday when I went to work, it rained yesterday but did improve & today, it's back to rain, when I'm off! Not complaining too much mind you, I'm safe & dry in my basement apartment. I, too, have been watching the news about all the flooding to the east & across the prairies in the past few days. So shocking to see downtown Calgary under water! I'm counting my blessings even in the rain.
Not a lot of knitting going on around here other than sock knitting. I have two pairs on the go at the moment but one resides in the car for those moments when I'm waiting for a train - more often that you'd expect when you take the Industrial back road to & from work!, waiting at the school crosswalk - I go through at least FOUR in the morning unless I leave an hour early, waiting at the drive thru - Tim Horton's has got to be the SLOWEST ever but the steeped tea is the best or waiting for trucks to back up - I take the Industrial back road. The last two FLAGS series Regia sock yarn in blue, turquoise, yellow, orange, purple & red are being used in the current house sock. I do NOT know what possessed me to buy 10 balls of the same color! Maybe I had a plan at the time but I forgot what it was. I managed to give away three pairs of socks & two balls of yarn in the end which leaves me with leftovers & two big balls. I should've made short summer socks but they ended up as extra longs instead. They're top down, the gussets knit on either side of the flap as you go heel and a three needle bind-off at the toe. Car socks are now being knit on TWO CIRCS so the stitches stay on even if I cram the sock into a purse.
Lately, these days, I've been working my spinning muscles. Suzie Pro now sits in front of my TV chair in all her glory with a sample bag of a new blended color product from Sunrise Fibers. The owner has her fibre pin drafted in two or mo