We have been having a glorious summer week here in Calgary. Stampede starts next week and I have already ordered my flood relief t-shirt. There has never been a more fitting Stampede logo.
We have been spending a lot of of time outside. Now that my son is on summer holidays, I'm really feeling what it's like to be a full time mum of three kids! This week my knitting has taken the sideline to my spinning but I have gotten on with a few things.
First up is my current sock. I knit about ten rows on this months ago, but I when I picked it up this week I couldn't really remember what I was doing. So, I just ripped it out and started again. I'm loving watching the stripes appear and I think it looks really good so far. The yarn is the discontinued Felici Sport in the Kingpin colourway and the pattern is Vanilla Latte Socks. I am knitting on size 2 knit picks nickel DPNs.
Next up is just a swatch, but a very important one. This October with mark my 7th wedding anniversary. A good friend told me the other day that wool is the traditional gift for seven years married. Yippee! Fingers crossed that my husband figures this out too!
In any case, I've decided to make my hubby Jared Flood's Alberta vest. I am planning to use Ultra Alpaca and Noro Sinlk Garden (and double dip I my LYS's monthly alphaKAL with N is for Noro). The big challenge with this pattern is that the sleeve openings are steeked. Yikes! I'm just putting that out of my head until I get there.
As usual, I'm linking up with the gang at Tami's Amis. There are some great projects happening over there.
PS: don't forget to check out last Sunday's post for your chance to win some gorgeous hand dyed fibre!