It's still freakin' hot as blazes in Austin. The only projects that can be knit in this heat (without massive A/C blowing) are small and light. Nothing that will sit in your lap, nothing that puts a single extra fibre on your body. That's why socks are the perfect Texas summer knit and that's why I've finished my second pair in 3 weeks. I started these on the plane after we left Dallas, finished the first sock just after landing back in Austin and knit the 2nd sock last week.
I knew if was going to continue to knit this many socks, I'd have to invest in a pair of sock blockers. That is until I stumbled across a tutorial to make your own out of wire hangers. Brilliant! (And economical!) They're not pretty (hence the lack of a photo) but they work perfectly. I'm debating sending the tutorial with the socks to their new recipient north of the border.
Green Striped Vesper Socks
Pattern: None really, just some ribbing, a heel flap and a round toe.
Yarn: A much coveted and fondled hank of Julia's Vesper Sock Yarn in the Crew colourway.
Needles: Size 1 US Inox DPNs
Started: August 9th, somewhere over West Texas
Finished: August 25th, over lunch at the office