But we had rain last week, and again this week, (yesterday, again today, and more still predicted for tomorrow—and by yesterday afternoon we were 2% above capacity. 8 million people get up and shower and make other daily absolutions, and our daytime population is 15 million--just the coffee and tea consumption of 15 million people—not to mention what happens to the liquid a few hours later—is 15 to 30 million gallons of water a day) So 1 or 2% of the reservoirs is a whole lot of water—especially when it comes in the form of rain!
Sunday, I finished these socks—but I managed to leave them in the car—and yesterday, I THOUGHT of getting them, but it was raining—REALLY RAINING—and I said to my self, forget it!
Today in a break—I went to garage and got them--and got them photographed.
Pretty simple socks. A tubular cast on (because I like that cast on) some ribbing (1 X1, cause that's my favorite ribbing) stocking knit for the legs and instep, a peasant heel, (cause I like being able to continue the self stripe uninterrupted)with my usually mini gusset at heel for improved fit--see image--finished with a band, and flat (aka French) toe. About as plain vanilla as you can get. (OK, French vanilla—seeded with real vanilla)
Saturday, I posted yet another version of my classic gingham potholder—done in double knit.
I have a tutorial (8 blog posts!) on double knitting, and now, a complete pattern for making a potholder like this. The PDF does not have a photo—and its written out, not charted (if you like to work with charts, print out a copy of the image, and use it as a chart.)
Tomorrow I hope to have finished the patterns for these 3 (and a few more) cup cozies. This pattern is also free, and can be used for Breast Cancer Awareness and other non-profit Breast Cancer fund raising projects.
Other wise, it's Startitis-- I have lace shawls to finish, another pair of mittens have been requested (but I didn't commit to making them)