12 July 2017

Short and Sweet But Long

Here we are on a Wednesday when it is - to use one of my mother's expressions - hotter than Billy be damned.  (I cannot explain - I have no idea who Billy was, or why he was damned.)  And tomorrow is supposed to be worse!  I have been drinking even more water and iced tea than usual to help keep cool, and even though it is currently about 8:30 a.m., I'm already sloshing when I walk!

Oh well, it's time for Unraveled Wednesday, so let's move on to that, shall we?

Here is sock #1 of my latest pair, which was finished last night.  As you can see, it's a shortie sock.  I decided to knit a pair of shortie socks because a) I was behind on my goal of one pair a month, and I thought a pair like this would be quick, and b) I was uninspired as to what to knit next, sock-wise.  So I grabbed some leftover yarn from an earlier pair of socks, and a mini-skein I had, and started knitting.

I'm calling these my Berry Mixed Up Bashful Socks, because the main yarn is called "Mixed Berries" and the pink accent yarn is called "Bashful."  I like the way the first one turned out, but you know what?  It didn't go quickly at all.  Noperino, this single sock took me two weeks to complete.  Which isn't really that long, but for some reason, I'd imagined myself nearly finished with the pair by now.  

Such is life.



Reading-wise, I'm nearly finished with The Gilded Hour (shown in my last Unraveled Wednesday post) - only a little over 100 pages left!  It's a long book (700+ pages), but fortunately interesting for the most part.  It's not quite a saga, as it takes place in a relatively short time period, but there are many aspects to the story and the characters.  

And that's the story from here.  Time to go find a cool drink of water!

11 comments:

Tired Teacher said...

Hmm, I wonder what the story is behind Billy be damned. 🤔

What a colorful sock - the bashful berry mixup is a good combination. I haven't knit shorties for a long time. It may be time to cast on a pair.

Araignee said...

Those are fun socks!!

Vera said...

This heat sucks, doesn't it? like you, I'm drinking so much water (80 - 100 oz at work alone!!) that I am spending more time in the ladies room than at my desk - lol

Great looking socks - love the yarn and your name for them.

My socks are going so slow -- I'm still on the 1st one that I started at least 2 months ago!! But, in my defense, I have worked on (and finished some) other things in that time.

Bonny said...

I feel like I'm in good company with the short but long socks. I knit two pair of short ones earlier this summer, and in my mind it was going to take a week to knit a pair. Alas, reality intruded and they took much longer. Stay cool with your second sock!

D. Kissinger said...

Your sock is so cute. That's a great color combination.

Mary said...

I love the way the colors mixed up in that sock - and the contrast works perfectly! who knows, maybe the second sock will go quickly, like how the trip home always seems quicker?

Wanderingcatstudio said...

your mother's expression reminded me of one of my grandmother's... Colder than a witch's tit! Never really understood that one...

Love the sock!

Jeannie Gray Knits said...

What a great sock! I love the way the color pools into zigzag stripes.

I always say it's hotter than the hells of Hades which I got from my mom, except I think it was supposed to be halls of Hades, not hells. My way doesn't make any sense, but I've heard it/said it that way for so long I can't force myself to change it.

Kwizgiver said...

Love the sock, the yarn is great.

Nance said...

This has been a ridiculous summer for humidity and rain here in NEO. I feel your pain.

Cute socks. I like Mary's logic on Sock #2. Here's hoping.

Marjorie Barks said...

It will only be 100 here today (a cooling trend!), but we don't have your humidity. I am so grateful for iced tea.

If I came in looking bedraggled, my mother would say I looked like Astor's horse in a rainstorm. At least I assume it's Astor's, I certainly never saw it in print. Who knows where these sayings come from?