Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Yarn Along - You win some, you loose some....

Been playing Russian roulette with a ball of yarn...that wee scrap of brown was all I had left to finish the second foot...so, yes I lost the game.
Ended up ripping out the first foot and then stripping the both feet, and you know what? - I like being a looser!

I think they're way more fun this way!


Not too sure what happened with the light in the second picture, the colours in the top one are much more true to life. 
I used the sock pattern from Fair Isle Style but just changed the motif to prancing horses from Scandinavian Knitting Designs- (and stripped the feet!!)

dinner!
It's still scorching here.  We're having to use tap water now for the garden as the outside barrels are bone dry.   It's way to hot to do anything out doors apart from nipping out to grab some bits and bobs for meals, so surprisingly for this time of year I'm getting quite a bit of knitting done.   Making steady progress on my Barn Sweater.  So far this pattern is very easy to follow, I've finished the raglan shaping so it should be plain sailing from here on in.


We braved the boiling sun yesterday and hiked up to the Lac de Catogne (2200m).  The kids brought their swimming trunks as they had every intention of having a dip,  whilst on the other hand, us 'unprepared' adults  took advantage of the solitude and jumped in in our undies!!
Reading Gut and Psychology Syndrome pretty interesting on the whole.  The author claims that psychological  disorders, such as autism, dyslexia, are directly linked to the health of our gut, and that the correct diet can cure them.  She puts forward a very convincing argument but seems to have an extremely damming opinion of vegans which kinda spoils the book for me a little.

What's on your needles and night stand this week?
Linking up with Ginny for today's Yarn Along.

Ringo - Lac de Catogne

15 comments:

  1. They really are impressive socks. One of these days I am going to give socks a try.

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  2. I love those socks! I'm still finishing up a Hemingway book, and on my needles would be a dishcloth. Nothing exciting. One of these winters I'll take up the challenge of knitting socks.

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  3. Oops, that gamble sometimes doesn't pay off, but your attitude is fantastic and the socks are great.
    It's hot here too, and I for one am over it and wishing for winter.

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  4. Loving how the gamble DIDN'T pay off...you ended up with some fun socks!!! Good for your creativity....a long time ago, I ended up in the exact same situation, decided that the socks were in shoes and I didn't care if the feet didn't match. And----to this day, I care!!!! they've been washed so many times, there is no ripping them back, but I've always wished I had!!!

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  5. Your socks are ADORABLE! I love them!

    I need to track down that book. I have been learning a lot lately about the immune system being based in the gut, and it is quite interesting. This would tie in nicely with that information. I have a 5 year old that has an autoimmune disorder, and we are trying to treat that through diet modifications, after modern medicine has failed.

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  6. Funny how yarn changes colours when you take pictures. I would have sworn they were different socks if you hadn't said anything. I like the stripes.

    We're lucky today. A cold front moved through overnight and it's a beautiful 19C today.

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  7. I just love those browns.blues and beiges together on the needles. It sounds like you had a great swim yesterday!

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  8. They look really good.....I'm a fan of a nice brown......good luck with finishing the sweater in the heat..hasn't been too bad here...

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  9. I love your socks!!! Your barn sweater looks awesome, can't wait to see it! And look at that dinner from your garden, I bet it was delicious :)

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  10. Your socks are great and so was your attitude when you ran out of yarn. Love the colors!

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  11. love your work, those socks are gorgeous.

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  12. Both pairs are gorgeous!...and a cool lakeside dip sounds heavenly

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  13. I love how you salvaged those socks. So pretty.

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  14. I love your socks! They have turned out so well. I am coveting your produce we are having a really cold summer here and I have only harvested salad leaves so far :(

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  15. Oooh, I like the second foot better too. You are more patient than I...I would just have added the stripes to the second sock and had a pair of mismatched socks (my youngest never takes the time to match his socks anyways).

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