Summer of Socks

There. The Sock of Summer is cast on. It doesn't look very summery out. In fact, it's raining.

And yes. This will undoubtedly be THE sole sock of summer. I'm hoping to really hustle and have a PAIR. Whooooo.

Huh. i have to type in the HTML codes? Linking later. I type with one, maybe two fingers on the phone. Can you guess my age? Go ahead, but just say old.

Reading: "Quiet: The Power of Introverts In a World That Can't Stop Talking". So far not much on an introvert that can't stop talking.

Summer of Socks

Television and Two Circs

From Knitting In the Shadows

you are seagreen

Your dominant hues are cyan and green. Although you definately strive to be logical you care about people and know there's a time and place for thinking emotionally. Your head rules most things but your heart rules others, and getting them to meet in the middle takes a lot of your energy some days.

Your saturation level is higher than average - You know what you want, but sometimes know not to tell everyone. You value accomplishments and know you can get the job done, so don't be afraid to run out and make things happen.

Your outlook on life can be bright or dark, depending on the situation. You are flexible and see things objectively.
the html color quiz

From Knitting In The North:

See? Calming. Not Evil.
TELEVISION: At last, a weeks worth of TV worth noting (not that you'll be able to take any of my Sunday advice in the East, thanks to TypePad's continued "improvements". )
Sunday: 9pm:New Episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent (although I hear Chris Noth is leaving and Jeff Goldblum is going to attempt to take his place. Fat chance.
10pm: A toss up betweenIn Plain Sight and The Next Food Network Star, of which I'm getting seriously addicted to. I wanted all five of them to win, but alas, Shane is OUT and only one of the remaining four can be [da dum] The. Next. Food. Network. Star.
Monday: The Closer is back! 9pm TNT. There's Ancient Ink on the History Channel at 9pm that looks pretty good too.
Wednesday: Project Runway! Bravo at 9pm. I have heard virtually nothing about this show this season. 
Thursday: Burn Notice.10pm USA  Bruce Campbell. Sharon Gless. Jeffrey Donovan. Gabrielle Anwar. Awesome.
Friday: Dr Who and Stargate Atlantis on the Sci Fi channel at 9pm and 10pm but also Monk and Psych on USA at the same time. Of course.
KNITTING: I learned how to knit a sock on two circs! It was pretty easy. Alas there are no pictures because 1. I took it with the  iPhone and I'm afraid to connect it to the computer and 2) there was  a bit of a learning curve and while I might have lived with the slightly too big scalloped edge, the two dropped stitches defeated me.
Now this is evil. Walking away from me. Plodding away, actually.Blogsummer08 004_edited

Beautiful Beautiful Blue Skies

Stolen from Good Girls Kill For Money Club (Authors, not assassins). (I think).

  • Your favorite word? Taught
  • Your least favorite word? Try
  • The word that is the most fun to say? Defenestrate
  • What word should be banned because of overuse? Whatever

Tara tagged me way back at the end of May: 

  • Who’s your all-time favorite author, and why? Alice Hoffman. Jack Higgins.
  • Who was your first favorite author, and why? I'm not entirely sure I knew books had authors. I did like Edith Nesbit, Noel Streatfeild, Elizabeth Enright along with Trixie Belden, Nancy Drew, Cherry Ames (Yes, I realize the last set are series and not authors) Do you still consider him or her among your favorites? Now this is a peculiar question. Do I reread them? Yes. Are they still my favorites? Well, my tastes have matured somewhat.
  • Who’s the most recent addition to your list of favorite authors, and why? Jim Butcher and Deanna Raybourn.
  • If someone asked you who your favorite authors were right now, which authors would first pop out of your mouth? See above and add Allison Weir, David Starkey.
  • Are there any you’d add on a moment of further reflection?  Undoubtedly.

Bridget tagged me  with this one. Rules: You must answer the questions using only one word. Then tag four others

  • 1. Where is your cell phone? Desk
  • 2. Your significant other? Imaginary (or: Furry)
  • 3. Your hair? Short
  • 4. Your mother? Aquarian
  • 5. Your father? Loyal
  • 6. Your favorite thing? Books. Yarn
  • 7. Your dream last night? Crazy
  • 8 Your favorite drink? Coffee
  • 9. Your dream/goal? Hobby
  • 10. The room you’re in? Cold
  • 11. Your hobby? Reading/knitting
  • 12. Your fear? Legion
  • 13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Upright
  • 14. What you’re not? Dating
  • 15. Muffins? Bran
  • 16. One of your wish list items? Castle
  • 17. Where you grew up? Suburbs
  • 18. The last thing you did? Type
  • 19. What are you wearing? Clothes
  • 20. Favorite gadget? Remote
  • 21. Your pets? Peculiar
  • 22. Your computer? Square
  • 23. Your mood? Moderate
  • 24. Missing someone? Yes
  • 25. Your car? Serviceable
  • 26. Something you’re not wearing? Jewelry
  • 27. Favorite store? Amazon
  • 28. Like someone? Yes
  • 29. Your favorite color? Now?
  • 30. When is the last time you laughed? Yesterday
  • 31. Last time you cried? Yesterday

Courthouse Skies. Smoky. California is on fire. It's a little scary when you can't go outside because of particulates. I've never even heard the term in connection to air. Air that I breathe. Blog pix 875_edited Blog pix 882_edited Blog pix 881_edited I have never been so happy to see blue skies in my life. The smoky pic was last week, the other was this morning.

Sock I was knitting on during Jury Duty:

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Sock (12 st Ribbed Lace from Sensational Knitted Socks) started after deciding above sock looked pathetic and frogged it. I am however, deeply in love with the Eye of Partridge heel flap.

Blog pix 874_edited Sock as of this morning, modeling gracefully against the basil and ......some other herb.Blog pix 880_edited

It's only now I realize how much that resembles the Horcrux Socks (you'll have to scroll down). Oh well. The other sock patterns in my queue need a solid color or the cables/lace/patterns won't show well.  

I'd post a pic of Hez but either no batteries work in my house or I really did break my camera dropping it off the bookshelf. I wouldn't mind terribly breaking the camera, I hates it. Any suggestions for a moderately priced camera that takes decent pictures of socks and cats?