As soon as I finished organizing my pantry a forest fire broke out very close to my home. We were a couple miles from the evacuated homes and a sheriff told our neighbor to get prepared to evacuate. I spent the week going through boxes rounding up family treasures and scanning photographs. On Saturday the fire was 100% contained and we were relieved but only for a few hours. A much larger fire started in Waldo Canyon, just west of Colorado Springs. Many families have been evacuated on the west sideoff the city and partway up the pass. You have probably seen it on the news, VERY scary. It is about fifteen miles away from us but has definitely had an impact on us since our highway is closed. It will be a very l-o-n-g summer here in Colorado!
This is a picture I took of the fire right after it started. This was the last of blue skies ,we haven’t seen Pikes Peak or blue skies in three days because of the amount of smoke the fire is producing!
I finished my first Camp Loopy project, a pair of socks for the hubster. The challenge was an Olympic challenge, we were to pick a designer outside our country. I picked Stephanie van der Linden because she is one of my favorite designers.
We were to use 400+ yards of yarn which I knew I would have no problems doing since hubby has big feet! I bought Dream in Color Smooshy having used it several times before and being pleased with the results. The color is a nice ‘manly’ color called Cloud Jungle.
The pattern I used is called It’s Tea Time and has been one that I’ve wanted to knit ever since I saw it in Around the World in Knitted Socks. Each sock in the book represents a country and this one is England. There is a lot going on in this sock which made it a fascinating project, I especially like how the gusset is knit with seed stitch.
But best of all – my husband has declared it his best fitting sock yet and he thinks the pattern is pretty neat!