Yarn: Fleece Artist Merino 2/6
Needle: 2.25mm circular
I like my new Monkey socks; it's a good pattern for yarn that is variegated but not too crazy. I also like that they match my latest sewing mini-project, which is a skirt hem. I thrifted a black linen skirt a year or so ago and have been meaning to hem it for ages. I finally got around to it, using some wide turquoise bias tape (also thrifted). I should have been more careful, as the tape doesn't lie flat, but it still looks cute. And with my Monkey socks and old shoes, I have a sweet new outfit -- look, I'll model on the picnic table on my parents' patio:
Nice view, isn't it? That's Okanagan Lake in the background, and that's the view I grew up with. I'm having a nice, relaxing time here, visiting family, seeing friends I haven't seen in years (and in several cases, meeting their children for the first time). It's been warm and sunny. I definitely feel like I'm on holiday. Still disappointed about my change in plans -- thanks for your commiseration, and no, I couldn't get a passport in time, and I've already changed my tickets, so I'll be flying back straight from Vancouver -- but I'm having a good time. The days are longer here, you see. Time doesn't seem to move very quickly, so the days are long and pretty quiet. I plan to have a very nice weekend, involving garage saling, more visiting, and lots of eating. I hope you have a good one too.
I'll leave you with the standard flat-sock shot -- behold the power of a good wet block!