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I'm trying to keep up with my knitting projects in this heat. I have to admit that I've abandoned the Owl sweater for now since the thought of having a wool sweater sit on my lap as I work on it does not appeal to me. I have finally finished the Monkey socks but can't show them off until it cools down a little.Here is one sock on my wire hanger come sock blocker. I am now a huge fan of Cookie A. sock patterns and am the fifth person on the library waiting list for her Sock Innovation book. I like to try before I buy, if you know what I mean.While I was in Toronto a few weeks ago my MIL brought home this adorable knitted clown doll. I know, "clown doll" may inspire childhood nightmares for some, but this guy was just amazing. Every detail was perfectly and lovingly hand knit. Look at the I-Cord toothpaste for goodness sake! My MIL works with a lady who had made this and she thought that I would enjoy seeing him. She even brought me the pattern for the clown although I'm not sure if I have the ambition to knit this. It was really quite a project though.

Anyway, hope that you're either enjoying the heat or have found a nice, cool spot to relax and maybe do a little bit of knitting.

6 comments:

elan said...

Love the socks. I'd like a look at that book as well. My kids were afraid of clowns when they were small. I've decided the only thing to knit in this heat is silk (my little bro wants some felted slippers but he'll have to wait).

LaurieM said...

I have beeg feets and Cookie's patterns don't fit me. It makes me so sad.... especially when I see pretty socks like yours.

Megan said...

That clown is so cute. And I do suffer from an irrational fear of clowns. Only a fellow knitter could appreciate the work that went into that.

Your Monkeys look great! Mine came out super scrunchy but I love them. Cookie A is so amazingly talented.

knitty_kat said...

that clown is awesome!!

Hmm. . it's been a while since I've rented anything from the Library - better get on that!

OzB said...

Love your Monkeys :-) I have Cookie A's new book. Just keep in mind that the errata are EXTENSIVE!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

That clown is so cute!

I love Cookie's new book, had to buy it. Definitely worth it!