The Life and Projects of An Avid Hobbyist

Friday, July 4, 2008

Red, White, Blue and Blue

Although I've never been actually been accused of being a patriot*, I can barbecue with the best of them...

I was invited to an impromptu shindig with some of my former students. My contribution to the day's festivities...some red white and blue desserts of course. And hell no, I did not bake anything in this heat. All items came from my favorite local bakery. Yummy!

Clockwise from top blueberry/custard pie, apple pie and strawberry cheesecake.

It was a good time. As it was planned and executed exclusively by men, the menu consisted of a lot of protein and not much else...we played chess and Scrabble and had great conversation...

Lastly, I have a surprise...

wait for it...


wait...


an almost finished sock!

It's actually, the Embossed Leaves (Ravelry link) sock from Favorite Socks: 25 Timeless Designs from Interweave. It's the first of a pair due to my aunt in Florida as her Christmas 2007 gift...I know...I know...I'm very trifflin'.... Just a few more rows of decreases and then an immediate cast on for the second sock. Thanks Risa! I am hoping I can send them to her as a "Christmas in July" gift...Here's to hoping!

Happy 4th to those who celebrate.

*As a descendant of enslaved Africans, my relationship with my country of birth and citizenship is contentious at best.

7 comments:

Donna Lee said...

I have made that pattern and it's one of my favorite pairs of socks. I am teaching my niece to knit so when I get old and more arthritic, I can still have handknit socks.

Shameka said...

I am so glad that your sock mojo is back, and you did not totally give up. Yay!!! The sock looks great. As you know, I have had those socks on the needles for a very long time, so I am happy to see an almost complete one. Keep pressin' on.

Jessica said...

It all looks yummy, including the sock! :)

paula, the quilter said...

I tried to respond to the comment you left on my blog but you are set to 'no-reply'. Anyhoo... Thanks for visiting and the little quilt is already hung up on the wall by my sewing machine. I haven't ever knit up the Embossed Leaves pattern, but I am working my way through Cat Bordhi's book New Pathways for Sock Knitters. It has stalled for the summer, tho.

Kim said...

Nice socks! I'll go for the red white & blue dessert over the meat any day (unless it's bacon or pulled pork). Happy 4th!

craftivore said...

Lovely almost sock! I've been tempted to make that one, it's so nice. I have a big hobbit foot though and it's kind of a small one. I'm not sure I have the brain power to size it up.

craftivore said...

Oh, and thank you for your kind comments on Sahara! I love AbFab, sweetie darling.