August already can you believe it. Four months and 2017 will be no more ! Speaking of August I've chosen this Patons Kroy in the colorway Flax as a trimming for my August socks. Patons sock yarn is a guilty pleasure of mine. Some of my knitting buddies snub it but it knits up really nice.
I was compelled to choose a nice cable pattern but decided to do another vanilla pair. I've chosen Yellow as the main color and the pattern worked will be Vanilla Latte.
In between working on my socks I'm sneaking in a couple of holiday gifts. I don't need a pattern. This is a 2X2 rib done on US 6s. I will make two or three with little cousins in mind or for other relatives in case I need extra gifts. I learned this trick a few years ago.
It's interesting going from US2s to US6s. Feels like I'm knitting with oars.
Now about my garden
My pink hydrangea have taken a few steps backwards. Not only was it not thriving in the garden but it caught something so the leaves were covered with spots. I cut off the diseased leaves dug it up and planted it in a large pot. It actually looks brighter and happier.
I mentioned a few posts ago about purchasing the half dead Bee-balm (Monarda). It is thriving somewhat but not at all how I'd hoped for. There are new leaves which are bright but the plant hasn't grown much. I'm getting the feeling the Bee-Balm doesn't like Georgia clay.
The snippets of blue hydrangea are coming along slowly but surely. They've done so well I'm sure I'll be gifting them to neighbors