Friday, July 20, 2007

A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That

I just returned from a fabulous, though hot, week in Palm Desert, CA. We had been having beautiful and quite hot weather here in Seattle for awhile, so it wasn't such a shock to go outside at 9 AM and find the temperature in the 90s. (Ok, it still was a shock but I survived.)

I was alone (yes, alone!) for three days, then my daughter and Spanish guest arrived. I got lots of knitting done, some early morning walking and bike riding, and some sunbathing. I finished my Victorian Lace Socks

and am pretty happy with them. They were fun to knit; the rib pattern was different, but not too hard. Of course, I also worked on my MS3 clue and finished the second one. I had my daughter print out Clue 3 and bring it to me when she arrived so I wouldn't be too far behind. We have two weeks to do Clue 4, so I should be able to finish the rest of 3 and get 4 done without too much trouble. Although being back in the land of gardening and housework slows me down a little. Here's my progress through Clue 2.
I started another sock, of course, (plane ride home, hello!). I'm using Yarn Pirate Superwash Merino in the Mermaid Colorway and am really enjoying the way it's coming out. I'm doing the leg in a sort of elongated basked weave pattern and the foot in stockinette. I love the colors.

Some vacation pictures: We rode the tram in Palm Springs up to the top of the mountain. It was fun, and much cooler at the higher elevation (I think they said it was 8000 feet.) The floor of the tram car rotates around as you ride so you can see out in all directions. It's a little scary when it bumps over the poles every so often. We took a nice little hike in the forest at the top.

I finished some charity knitting and sent it off. I'll put photos and more info in the next post.

Excited to begin Dishrag Tag in about two weeks!

1 comment:

Sarah-Hope said...

Beautiful socks!

I'm working on MS3 as well. I'm about halfway through clue 2 right now and hope to get a bit further while I listen to tonight's baseball game.