I've been on a real reading kick, and I've been using more spare time between the pages of books rather than at the needles. I did work on the Treads Socks last weekend while at the in-laws. I managed to finish, and then realized that I had made them to short. Last night, I frogged the toe and started over.
The strange thing about this pattern is that it's worked from the top down, but it uses short-row construction for the heels and toes. This means the Kitchener join is across the sole of the foot on half the stitches. Which, in my case, equals 36 Kitchener stitches. Fun! I started over last night and go to the tip of the toe, just before starting the double-wrap back down under the toe. I've tried it on, and I'm happier with the length.
Otherwise, I'm still waiting on some back-ordered yarn so that I can get started on the piano bench cushion I've been itching to start. I'm also eying Brooklyn Tweed's beautiful garter stitch blanket as a possible Christmas gift idea. I think his crochet seaming and i-cord edging look awesome.
To share a bit more about my summer, Jeff and I went to the Dallas Museum of Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center last weeked. We did see a nice exhibit of landscapes by James Onderdonk featuring his bluebonnet paintings, but we spent most of our time at the sculpture center. Below are a few pictures of some of the cool stuff that caught our eye.