11 June 2017

Odunde Sunday and [Finally] Some Knitting!

Are you melting?  I'm not so far, but I have no delusions about it as the day goes on.  We got out in the garden early today to clean up, so we could be out when it was still bearable.  And it worked, it was about 71 degrees and there was a tiny cool breeze.  We have both since come inside, showered, and eaten breakfast and currently it's 88 degrees, with the high expected to be between 93 and 95 degrees.

Which means that it's also a nice day but extremely hot for the Odunde Festival, which is today.  It's really fabulous, but between the temperature and the crowds (easily 1/2 million people in our neighborhood!), we'll be staying put, sitting in front of the fan.  Of course we'll still be tempted by the smells coming through the windows of all the yummy food being grilled ...

I realized the other day that I never did an official FO post for my Mojito Socks, and we can't have that, being that you a) kept hearing about them while they were in progress, and b) I love them so much!


Project:  Mojito Socks
Pattern:  Classic Socks for the Family (my go-to basic sock pattern)
Yarn:  West Yorkshire Spinners 4-ply, colorway Mojito (ordered from The Woolly Thistle)
Needles:  Size 1 US
Modifications:  I made the leg longer, because I like my socks a little higher above the ankle
Comments:  How I love these socks and this yarn!  I came across it shortly before we were headed to Puerto Rico in April, and knew that it had to come with us on our trip, and that it would make great socks.  I enjoyed knitting the socks, because the yarn is very nice to knit with, and loved watching the stripes show up.  And though I did not make any special efforts to get them to match, they actually come pretty close!  I can also recommend The Woolly Thistle, both for prices and for fast shipping.  Everything about this pair makes me happy, and they will always remind me of a wonderful trip as well.  I cannot wait to open my Box o' Socks in 2018 and see them waiting for me!


That's it for now.  I hope you have a lovely Sunday, and if you are also getting blasted by the heat, I hope you can stay cool.  And of course, Happy African New Year!  :-)

16 comments:

D. Kissinger said...

I was just going to ask what the Odunde Festival was all about and then you answered it.

If you decide to go out ..........enjoy!

You are actually hotter there than we are HERE!

Araignee said...

That is some stripey goodness going on there!
It's going to be hot here today too. I was just out. There is still a breeze and the humidity isn't overwhelming but we do have the ac on.

Bonny said...

Not melting here (yet), but like you, I was out in the garden early, and am now reading and knitting with a glass of iced mint tea. Hopefully these temps (94 here now) won't last much beyond Tuesday. But enough whining about the weather - your socks are great! That pair is one of my favorite FOs, and I keep promising myself that I'm going to knit a pair with that yarn some day.

Tired Teacher said...

Fantastic finish! Just seeing this pair makes me smile.

On the cooler side here today - mid-70s, so I'm not complaining. It's delightful.

KSD said...

I am directly under the ceiling fan. Well, Rupert and I are underneath it, but I'm bigger, so. . .

Mereknits said...

YOu are hotter than we are in Florida. We had a big storm this afternoon that was so lovely, it will be hot again tomorrow but for now it is decent out. Hugs.

Vera said...

Love, love, love your mojito socks - fabulous! I don't want to talk about the unbearable weather.....

Kym said...

Those are GREAT socks! You'll love wearing them . . . when the weather cools down. ;-) We've got a heat wave, too -- although not quite as hot as you've got. Stay cool, Bridget! XO

Nance said...

Not melted--yet--thanks to AC and the accommodating breezes outdoors (for the brief times I am out there).

I am enjoying each pair of socks you show us. All of them are so colorful and fun. My sock drawer is a snoozefest compared to yours, that's for sure.

kathy b said...

we are super hot. I love your socks. I am so blessed to have central A/C in this new house. 33 years of lugging air conditioning units around and shutting them on and off at all hourse was a bear. I do plan to get out on the screen porchafter dinner. I LOVE it out there in the evening no matter how hot it gets. Tomorrow I am helping in the barn and I bought a neck cookel thing to wear! I do love summer though

juliet said...

Hello - love the socks! I wandered over from atypical60 and wow - found a fellow knitter (woot!) and then I realised you are libraries/museums - thats my background too (I am now a health information researcher that prowls the databases), anyways - hello from Glasgow, UK!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

It's hot and sticky here, but they say there is rain on the way!

The mojito socks look great!

AsKatKnits said...

I love those socks! They are AWESOME!

karen said...

nice socks and I love the name :) I think the heat wave is over today, at least I hope so!!

Judy S. said...

LOVE those socks! Nice work.

handmade by amalia said...

It is not the heat so much as the humidity around here. Awful. I can't even look at socks, though yours are very sweet :-)
Amalia
xo