The crazy month of August is almost over and I'm so thankful. It's been fun and a wild ride but I'm going to be very happy for things to slow down for awhile now!
We spent last weekend camping with my in-laws, it was fun but coincided with a major heat wave so the heat was miserable. Not miserable enough that I didn't want to knit though. I finished the first of my Vesper Monet's Garden socks and started the second.
I decided to knit these toe-up and used the Sock Template (which is a PDF download from her Free Patterns tab) from WendyKnits blog to do a Toe Up Sock with Gusset. I like how it turned out but without the slip stitches on the heel, I am curious to see how it wears.
I've also been working away on my Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief. So far I have 4 eyelet rows and I don't think I will get another. I've taken to weighing the yarn in between rows to gauge when to start the rows of garter edging. It's going to be soon. I'm still in love with the colors of the yarn and excited for this lovely thing to be finished.
The yarn is still so difficult to photograph though and at least here you can see the subtle shading of purples although it's darker in real life.
The sorting for the Harry Potter Knit/Crochet House Cup has taken place now too. I was placed in the Not Quite First Years (NQFY) group, which is totally fine as I haven't played along before (hence my low priority on sorting) so I will be over there plotting how to fit the projects I'd like to knit into the classes once they're posted. (You can still join us as a NQFY, check out the group, it's gonna be a blast!)
I'm pretty sure I will be knitting a Solid Sock for the Solid Socks group as the September sponsor is Gritty Knits. If you've been reading for awhile, you know I'm a big supporter of Gritty Knits so I have tons of her lovely yarns on hand to knit into solid socks. I may even do their Mystery Sock for which all the clues are already posted and spoiled (I'm totally okay with that).
It's also about time to start thinking about Holiday Crafting. I have one knit done and several others in mind so I'll be starting those soon.