On Socks and Summer

So my socks have grown since Wednesday ...

So I am loving sock making and it will be no time before I am tackling the Marching On Socks from Glenna C. that inspired me to start making socks.

As of this afternoon I am just starting to knit the leg section, which I will be doing as a 2x2 rib.  It will make these socks fit my skinny ankles tightly.  Also, as these sock are called Kid Stuff (and are designed to be kid socks) so the ribbing, and the stripes, make them feel more fun.  I can see myself wearing these in the not-summer to help cheer me up.

Speaking of summer, it seems to be here on the shores of Georgian Bay.  While the tourists aren't really here yet, the skies are clear, the Bay is warm and the blackflies are decreasing in number. However, the dour part of me has to pipe up and mention that since we have past the Summer Solstice the days only get shorter from here, however we have a few months before things get too dark and even then the tourists and cottagers will have gone back to the city, the fall air will be clear and winter will be here again, and since discovering cross-country skiing, winter is not nearly as hellish as it used to be.

So in addition to knitting socks and a cowl, and crocheting a blanket I am training for the Tour de Fleece.  Don't know about the TdF?  You can find out more in the Ravelry group and I am right now putting together my goals and stash and will let you know my plans before the end of the week.