I knit these on a long Size 1 circular needle using a toe up, magic loop technique. I like the toe up method because I don’t have to guess how long to make the leg before turning the heel and, in turn, I end up wasting less yarn this way. I have many other knitting projects in progress, but once I start on a pair of these socks, I usually can’t stop until they’re done…it’s that addicting.
The yarn gradually fades from one color to the next, so to get the distinct stripes that you see in these socks, I made 4 equal sized yarn balls (2 for each sock), and alternated the balls of yarn every 4 rows.
Anyway, if you have any questions about how I did this, let me know!
Pickle, in his usual fashion, got extremely dirty.
Once the eclipse started, everyone got in on the action…
This is my very poor attempt at trying to capture the annular ring of sun around the moon through the welding mask. Sadly, it just looks like the sun.
Here’s one of the tomatillos around the time we first planted it…
and here it is now.
Our tomato plants are starting produce the first of the tomatoes. I’m excited to can them and use them through the winter.
Here’s the Napa cabbage last month…
and here they are now. I see kimchi making in the near future!
Our horseradish plant has gone crazy in the last 2 weeks. It grew a bunch of leaves and started to flower as well.
Here’s our fig tree. The big fig is the 1 fig leftover from before the tree dropped its fruit. All the little ones just popped up this last week.
While the tomatoes in the raised bed aren’t doing as well as the one in the pots, the kale seems to be doing just fine.
The beets are starting grow nicely too.
The sugar snap peas, also in the raised bed, aren’t doing as well as expected, but we started seeing the first of the actual peas this week.
We’re enjoying our lazy, almost summer days…or at least Dwight is.
Today, I wanted to share some photos of the flowers that have been blooming on the various carnivorous plants we have. Also, if you want to get carnivorous plants of your own and you live in Northern CA, check out California Carnivores…it’s awesome.