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FO: August Socks are done!
August! This is my favorite part of summer. The flowers are blooming like crazy, the monsoon is cranking moisture up to Colorado for afternoon showers, and the hummingbirds and butterflies are cruising through the backyard every morning. The cats and I have been outside too for knitting and bug chasing.
I finished my August socks while sitting out in the garden this morning. Since the cats have been hanging out with me the entire time I was knitting these socks I thought MacKenzie might enjoy posing with them.
OK. Message received. Having been denied assistance by the cat most likely to cooperate I decided to pose the socks on one of the garden tables. (I know; very boring but no teeth!!) Look at how great the Seafoam Stitch shows off the yarn!!
These socks are the Galvez Socks by Debbie Haymark. The pattern is in my copy of Lace One-Skein Wonders edited by Judith Durant. Here are the project notes on Ravelry.
Gosh, I finished those fast. There’s lots of August left before I need to think about socks again. I promised a friend to help out during Alpaca Farm Days next month. I feel an urge to knit lots of little fingerless mitts (out of alpaca of course!!) to show off (and sell!) to visitors to the farm… 🙂
I weave, knit and read in Aurora, Colorado where my garden lives. I have 2 sons, a knitting daughter-in-law, a grandson and two exceptionally spoiled kittens. In 2014 I was diagnosed with a serious rare autoimmune disease called systemic sclerosis along with Sjogren's Disease and fibromyalgia.
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13 thoughts on “FO: August Socks are done!”
These are lovely. You have a nice model, unlike my cats who steer clear of all my knit things. Fickle cats– gotta love them.
My cats insist on shedding fur on everything I knit. I only need to leave the knitting unattended for a few minutes before they move in.
I recognize that look! I get it all the time. I love those socks!
I posted the picture because I’d captured “that look”. This is the same cat that insists on sitting in my lap while I’m knitting, purring madly, grabbing yarn and chomping with abandon. You’d think he would be OK with the finished product.
What a gorgeous pattern! Cats have so much character! Yours are gorgeous 🙂 x
They are characters! They are good companions to me. 🙂
The socks look awesome! Great match of yarn and pattern. MacKenzie is beautiful, too!
MacKenzie thanks you. He thinks he’s pretty special too.
They always do!
Love the socks!