Happy belated Canada Day and Happy Early (American) Independence Day to all my blog readers to whom that applies! I forgot to mention the one and will be too busy relaxing to mention the other, so I’ll say them both at once.
It’s not so much a mystery now that the last clue has been released, but that’s okay. And I fell behind on the last two clues due to being unable to knit this while backstage at THE GRAND DUKE (put on stage by Lyric Theatre of San Jose), so I haven’t finished yet and it’s already July. Oh well. I did finish a pair of socks you’ve seen around here before, but you’ll have to wait until they’ve had their bath to see them.
I took these photos with my BIL’s DSLR, and they’re not the greatest photos. I’m still learning the tricks of his camera. I borrowed the camera for a little while, because I want a DSLR myself and don’t know what features I can’t live without and which I don’t care about. My BIL’s is different from my parents (which I am familiar with) so hopefully this way I can get more acquainted with what I want and what I don’t.
I also spent some time knitting on a pair of socks that you haven’t seen in a while:
… the Starflower socks. These are still fun socks, and I’m looking forward to having them finished so I can wear them. (Well, once the weather cools off a bit.) I’m using Miriam Felton’s Better Fitting Toe-Up Heel Flap, and I’m curious to see if they will feel as comfortable over the long run as they did when I tried the sock on for length.
I do like the way the pattern breaks up the stripes, but there is still some pooling that these pictures make very obvious. Oh well. I don’t think it looks bad, but it *IS* obvious pooling.
And for anyone who is wondering, yes I will be doing ROW80 this time around. I have even been working on my goals, but I prefer to post about it on Sundays, so you’ll have to wait until this weekend to read about it.