I won't even bother asking what happened to August, because I have a feeling that most of us are in the same boat right now and that no one knows. There's no denying that Autumn is right around the corner, and I can no longer use "it's still August" as my ridiculous denial of the truth.
A few days ago I finally pulled out a pair of jeans, and just this morning I threw on my Cobblestone once again. I am still refusing to wear socks, although I fear that tomorrow will prove to be yet another win for this colder weather coming our way.
Although socks have not yet made it back into my wardrobe, I did throw on this pair momentarily to show you that they are finished.
My brother heads off to the big, bad world of College on Thursday and I wanted to get these done before he left. I actually think I knit the second one in less than 24 hours (which isn't as impressive as it sounds because I was using worsted-weight yarn and there were only 48 stitches in a round.) I used size 5 needles and some leftover Cascade 220. David's Toe-Up Sock Cookbook (rav. link) made these socks so straightforward to make and I could not be more pleased with the way they turned out. They fit perfectly with just the right amount of negative ease. I definitely recommend giving it a try.
With this project done, I have only to finish some secret knitting (hopefully tonight - don't worry, it'll only be secret for a day or two) and then I can actually get back to some projects I'm knitting for myself. That's right - no deadlines, no eager recipients. Just me and my knitting.
Of course, today another brother requested a pair of mittens to match the hat I made him last winter (using Malabrigo, I don't know how well that one'll turn out) and a Ravenclaw Scarf, but I'm not going to think about those for a little bit. I want to at least finish poor Delain first.
So, with the start of September, I am seeing an end to my summer knitting and will soon be welcoming the larger woolen projects back into my life. How about you?