In fact its too hot to do anything much other than hide out in the air conditioned house, or swim. This weekend Adam has learned to dive and also to swim a length of the pool underwater (it must be mentioned that a length of our pool is no great distance however). Here is an action shot...
The wool is Mountain Colors Bearfoot which is a mostly wool mixed with some nylon for wear and mohair for fuzziness. I really liked knitting with this wool - much more than the much-raved-over Koigu - it has a much softer hand.
The colour is called Thunderhead which really captures the purply blue grey colours - the photo is not such a good representation of the colour since while just about acceptable to try on wool socks - taking them outside for the photo would have been too cruel.
The pattern is a generic top-down plain sock - I didnt really make many changes apart from the adjustments in size and to make the toes less pointy ( sock patterns always seem to default to a pointy toe - no good for feet like ours).
I'm off to Vegas tomorrow - so probably limited blogging. I am however taking my new knitting project with me - and it's not socks!