Typepad is upgrading its service this weekend. so if this shows up several times on your Bloglines, it isn't me. They seem to be republishing everyone's sites, and it doesn't appear mine has been updated yet. They also seem to have muddled my layout, but that's supposed to get fixed by them, as well. I hope the new features are worth the trouble.
I have managed to finish the socks I was working on while on vacation. First up, the June sock from the Mustersocken Knitalong, simply called Lace Pattern.
Made with Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock, Periwinkle colorway. Wow, are these soft.
Next, the famous "Key West" socks.
Regia Nation Colors, "Fun" colorway. Look, they match!
I've started on the Chutes & Ladders pattern for the Six Sox Knitalong and am finding it an easy pattern to follow. I was going to try the "no cable needle" cabling method, but it's a bit fiddly for socks on #1 needles. I need to practice on something bigger first.
And just to show that turtles don't occur only in Florida hotel captivity, Jim came across this lady in our back yard last night.
I looked it up on the internet, and this is a female box turtle. You can tell it's a female because she has golden eyes. Male's eyes are red. Also, she moved about 100 yards to the other side of the yard, dug a hole, and proceeded to deposit her eggs. We've been seeing this type of hole in our back yard for a while now, so this solves the mystery. I guess the turtles at the neighboring pond have decided that our yard makes a perfect incubator. According to the article I read, the babies should hatch some time in September or October, but they may not come out of the hole until next Spring.
It must be wildlife weekend, because when we went out today, Jim had to swerve to avoid a duck walking across the road. Now, we live in a regular suburban suburb, and although there is a pond that several houses on our street back up to (we don't), we aren't accustomed to seeing ducks crossing the street. We've had both possums and raccoons as visitors before, and sometimes when we are coming back late from dinner, we see little brown bunnies. Of course, we have the requisite squirrels and chipmunks, too. I like our neighborhood, and its surprise critters.
Happy Fourth of July and Canada Day weekend everyone!