What a beautiful day!
It’s difficult to sit and knit, but one more good session and I’ll have one of the Prism Toe-Ups finished. I will definitely set aside some time after dinner because it’s so much fun to sit on the porch with the windows open at this time of year. The cicadas fade away and the katydids take over … I think there are crickets and other critters, but the katydids pretty much drown ’em out! Here’s a progress picture:
I hadn’t decided on how I was going to handle the heel until I got there and once I decided on what to do I ended up ripping out some rows. OK, going all loosey-goosey can have its drawbacks! I thought I’d try something new and went with one gusset on the bottom of the foot instead of the traditional side gussets. I totally borrowed the idea from Wendy Johnson’s free pattern HERE (this is a pdf file). It was handy that the stitch count was already just what I was using (no adjustments needed!).
I’m so tempted to pore over stitch patterns and start dreaming up another pair of socks to squeeze into the second half of August but on such a lovely day it might be more fun to spend some more time outside … did I mention we went on an 11-mile bike ride this morning? We love to ride on Forbidden Drive, a wooded road along the Wissahickon Creek. I didn’t take any pictures, but there’s some information about it HERE. See you in a few days with some *FO* pictures, I hope!