My current project is a pair of colorful socks. When I unpacked the items from storage and the small amount of clothing I had while traveling, I discovered that I had quite a few pairs of wool socks. I am not sure if this means that these should be gifted or that we need to go camping in northern Arizona more. The sock yarn is Trekking XXL, which I have never used. I am pleased with how durable this pair feels. The pattern is Tracks, and I am knitting two at a time magic loop.
Reading at the pool is more difficult. I have managed to read a few saved Internet articles, make a lot of lists, and finish a magazine. My evening usually involves me reading to the kiddos or falling asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow. Our current family read is Everything for a Dog . The kiddos enjoyed her other book about a dog. They seem to be enjoying this one as well, although we did just read that Charlie's older brother died recently. I am not sure how that will play out. Our other family book is one a friend loaned to me. It is Backyards for Kids. Everyone is pouring over it. There are so many great ideas for creative outdoor play spaces. Our backyard is currently an empty slate, and the first order of business is a treehouse. With our friend's yard as inspiration, many plans are being hatched.
Since most of you are visiting from Ginny's Yarn Along, what is your favorite hot weather, poolside knitting? and what is a must have in your backyard? I need a few more ideas.