We're having wonderful weather in the South! It was a long time coming this year, but I'm so glad the temperatures are finally in the 70s and 80s in the daytime and dipping into the 50s at night. Yay! I'll be having to bring this begonia in the house soon, but I'm so ready for fall. I don't have anything to show you that I've finished since last week, so I thought I'd show you a few(chuckle) of my UFOs (unfinished objects) I'm finally getting back into knitting socks. I ran into a wonderful sock tutorial with loads, I mean loads of pictures so you know you're on the right track all the way through the process. It's called Silver's Sock Class. She has tutorials on different methods of knitting socks. Check it out; you'll be glad you did. I'm using one size 4 circular needles and an old ball of Lion Brand Imagine yarn. I'm using sport weight yarn because it's been so long since I knitted a pair of socks I thought I should start with something thicker than sock weight yarn. I'm not sure if I'm liking this method better than using double point needles though. I'll let you know when they're finished.I ran across this when I was looking for something else earlier this week. This 1/4 finished Shells & Lace afghan has been in the UFO bin for over a year. I'm using Caron Simply Soft yarn with a G crochet hook. At the time I started it I wanted to make a much larger afghan for someone, and this one just wasn't going to be large enough so I squirreled it away for later. Now, I'm working on it again..looks like it's going to take awhile to finish.
The afghan pattern is from an old Leisure Arts booklet called Victorian Beauties. It's the one shown in blue below. It's a great booklet, easy to understand, and I like most of the patterns.