Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Trekalong socks first Trek


Here's the first pair of Trekking socks all finished and ready for their first trek. I used the River Rapids pattern and color 104. Anyone who knows me will be amazed that I managed to suppress my seriously OC tendancies and NOT match the stripes on the socks. I think it's the first time I've ever used stripey yarn and not matched the pair. If I don't look at them alot, it doesn't bother me...


The second pair of Trekking sock out for their first trek. This is color 101 (which I'm totally loving) in the Yukon Leaves pattern.


With my regular walking buddy in France,(lucky bunt) I get to see some slightly different scenery with her hubby. We walk in the park adjacent to the beach at a completely ungodly hour. We go at 7am, which is a compromise. He originally suggested 6am. Once I managed to stop laughing, we agreed to the slightly later time. It's a pretty park with a small stage, a kid's park and a huge playing field that Loki loves to run around on. We even found some edible mushrooms there last week.


This is mostly unrelated to the Trekking stuff. It's a little note for Anthea.
I have, on occassion, been accused of knitting all day, every day in a beam of sunlight with birds flitting around me a la Cinderella. I won't mention names ('cause I already did), you know who you are. You've accused me of letting my house fall into disrepair and never feeding the monkey. All so I can knit more.
Just thought I'd dispell the myth once and for all.
This was my kitchen yesterday, for almost ALL of the day. Strawberry hell. Entirely my fault. I never thought to ask my walking buddy's hubby how big the flats of strawberries he buys are. I just assumed (you can see where this is going right?) that he bought the 10lb ones. Afterall, he usually buys four just for him. Thank the deity of your choice I only asked for two! Bloody guy buys the 20lb flats! I had 40 freaking pounds of strawberries in my kitchen! Couldn't stand the smell of the effing things by 5 pm. And. I. Still. Wasn't. Done.
I managed to bag up the last of them around 7 pm. During this time I had managed to do three loads of laundry and...


...bake a cake for strawberry angel food dessert.
I admit, it was a mix.
But I did knit 21 repeats of the edging on the Point O' the Wave stole. Had to slide some knitting in there so I didn't go completely batshit.

10 comments:

sarah said...

Your socks are beautiful, you chose great patterns.

Norma said...

Your pattern choices are fabulous, and in my humble opinion, Trekking sock yarn is not MEANT to be matchy-matchy. Also, the colorways you chose are so subtle, the first pair is like a nicely faded pair of jeans, which again, should not be matchy-matchy. I am not going to comment on the evil of that cake photo when I'm on a diet. NOT GOING TO COMMENT! :)

nina said...

Oh, that colour and pattern was just fantastic! (So was the strawberries...)

Annie said...

So pretty! I can't believe I still haven't started my Trekking socks! maybe this weekend....

Kerry said...

Good Lord.

Angela said...

Nice strawberries. (ROFL)

lorinda said...

I thought angel food cake was fat free! It's perfect diet food, Norma.

Your socks are wonderful fraternal twins. I love the colorway and the pattern. The second pair promises to be just as wonderful.

Elisabeth said...

Oooh, I have that same colorway--now I know approximately what they'll look like when they're done!

That's, um, quite a few strawberries you got there.

Cathy said...

Oh, I just bought #104 and it's great to see it worked up. I love the other colorway too. I can see this is going to be another addiction.

HPNY Knits said...

great finished socks! I love the color. think of trekking as fraternal twins, and it will be easier for ya'...
O made a pair with 101 in the winter. it was heavenly to watch the colors transition.