Monday, July 31, 2006

Picture time!

I'm still around, don't worry! :D Ok, ok, I should be posting more often, but it has been so hot over here (we are dealing with the same heatwave most of this part of the earth is dealing with). It has been over 30°C the past few weeks, up till 2 days ago. We are now down to an agreeable 26°C (still quite hot), hopefully it'll last a little. We don't have airco -like most people in Belgium- so during the daytime I'm usually just melting, not doing much. Now it cools down again at night, but a few days ago it didn't and it was horrible! Not that it really interfeares with my sleep, but if it cooled down I could at least knit at night!

Last week I was giving a horse riding camp for kids aged 3 to 6. Add 20 kids to the heat and you know why I wasn't able to do anything at night last week! The week before I spent most of my days babysitting on the 4month old daughter of a friend who had some bronchial infection and couldn't go to the daycare place. It has been very, very busy!!

But first of all, because the month is almost over, a pair of completed socks!!

Pattern : Madder Rib socks from Knitting Vintage socks by Nancy Bush

Yarn : Comfort yarn, don't remember the number

Needles : 2.75mm circs

Time to complete : Don't know, a month or so?

I liked this pattern a lot, it's a nice pattern for self striping sock yarn and it gives it quite some stretch. Boyfriend likes them, thought it'll be a few more weeks before he'll be wearing them!! :D

So that completes my lats sock for the Sock-A-Month KAL. I don't qualify for prices as I didn't start early enough (I didn't hear from the KAL till the very end of January and then my socks didn't count anymore). But I signed up for Sock-A-Month 2!

I signed up for a few more KAL, but I won't post more till I hear back from these things, as both are last minute sign-ups I'm afraid (as usual!).

Anyway, a few pictures from my holiday in Turkey :

The sock watching Bodrum from the mountain ...

The sock in front of an old mill (this was they only time I got my sister to pose with the sock, after that they didn't even want me to take out the sock for pictures!!) ...

The sock in the mill ...

The sock visiting the castle of Bodrum ...



The sock going shopping in Bodrum ...

The sock meeting some Turkish fellows (one of the pairs came home with me, against great protest of the boyfriend as he told me I could just as well knit them myself ... *grin*) ...

Some Turkish gloves (sock didn't want to post with them for some reason ...) ...

The sock by the pool at our hotel (those are my 2 sisters swimming in the pool) ...

The sock at the seaside at the hotel ...

A few Turkish ladies crocheting. I bought a few small things from them, just to support them. They made really beautifull things! One told me (well, tried to tell me, but I understood) they mainly knit in Winter and crochet during the hot Summer months.

This huge bag came home with me! It's 1kg of pure first class cotton! It cost me only €2.5! And I had enough space in my bags anyway. People looked very strange at me when I took this with me from the local market, they probably thought I was completely nuts! Well, off to spinning it all now!

That was my holiday. It was really short. But it was ok. No FO's though. 1 week isn't enough to finish a pair of socks. Not with my family around. :(

I've been gathering various fleeces from different sheep the last couple of days, and will be getting a few more soon. More about that soon! Keep your fingers crossed the weather stays cool! More to write about really soon!

3 Comments:

Blogger trek said...

Now, that is a well-travelled sock.

9:32 PM  
Blogger zoetegoed said...

Wat een prachtige sokken heb je daar gezien! Zit er in die sokken geen hak?

11:17 PM  
Blogger Abigail 1870 pearl said...

It's so sad...I can see your pics. I think the socks are pretty from what you tell us.

Hope to see pics soon:D

6:36 AM  

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