Sock number one, done. Worn by me on the left; guest modeled by Nine on the right, showing the way the stripe changed just as I was grafting the toe.
Did as I’ve been told, and cast on for the second sock right away. If the first one was a summer sock, the second will be a fall baby. The light is changing, flattering sock and garden alike.
This plant got more queries than any other last Saturday when the garden was open. It’s pink spiked celosia (a form of Celosia cristata) that I originally got from Monticello and which now seeds itself throughout the garden. I’m not a huge fan of pastely pink in my garden – it washes out in our summer sun – but this time of year, it looks pretty good.
Another sign of fall: soccer games started today. I managed a few rounds of sock #2 during the half time of Nine’s game. Couldn’t knit and watch yet, especially while she was in goal first half. Eleven, by the way, is still cranking out bibs and burp cloths (she knit right through both Nine’s and Six’s games), and we’ll be posting them on the Mason Dixon KAL soon.
And, while we were out, another monarch came into the world.