Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Poolside Knitting

Most of my knitting time lately has been while sitting poolside during swimming practice and lessons. Once we leave the pool the work of crafting a home overtakes all else. Now that we have been in the house for two weeks, things have settled into place more or less. There are still a few things to sort, purge and store, but most of that belongs to Dave or requires his insight. This means I may be able to knit and read again at home!

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.

13 comments:

  1. I have heard of Trekking yarn and it is suppose to be wonderful. I do like the bright colors and think they will make lovely socks.

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  2. oh, yes, poolside knitting is great---and socks are perfect for it!!! Love the colors....so bright and happy!

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  3. Fun colors! Definitely what poolside knitting should look like!

    Blessings, Debbie

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  4. Nice bright colors for summer! Socks make for great summer knitting. :)

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  5. love the socks heather :) i am also planning our backyard as it is also undone. so fun :)

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  6. Poolside knitting sounds divine! I love your bright colour choice - very zingy!

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  7. i love that sock yarn. so nice to have time to knit pool side. i have no favorite pool side knitting, although i do love knitting socks. lol
    we recently read "A Dog's Life" the boys really liked it, it is told from the dogs point of view, neat concept.

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  8. Kniting poolside sounds so relaxing :) That is some awesome colourway!

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  9. I have been knitting poolside too! Such pretty socks!

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  10. I knit socks by the pool. Maybe cotton dishcloths. Right now I'm making squares for the ground cover thing, so that might be what I'd choose so that I meet that deadline.

    As for things in the backyard: trees to climb or SOMETHING for climbing, a hammock or two, something to hide under and yet be able to see out, clear room for running, storage bins.

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  11. In Our back yard... a must have is an umbrella! Or at least lots of shade!
    I just finished The Glass Castle and loved it. :)
    No knitting right now... just little crochet projects. Your socks look awesome!

    ~Liz

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  12. I love that bright, colourful yarn!
    Can't help with the hot weather knitting - when the weather is hot I am hiding indoors near a fan.

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  13. Love that really bright wool, which I think is the wool I used for part of my knit this week. I used to do a lot of time poolside, but I have recently become a gymside knitter.

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