Saturday, July 08, 2006

I'm Baaaack


Well, the socks and I were trekking around Olds College all this past week. Here's the second sock of the third pair checking out the color wheel dyeing on day two. We were in the dye room from 8:30am till at least 5pm. Dyed for a color wheel, eight gradation shades and injection. Very long day, but hugely productive.


Olds is an agricultural college and the gardens around it are stunning. Unfortunately, it also has huge blood-thirsty mosquitoes. They chase you! Most unpleasant. But I did manage to get a pic of one of the less bitey bugs that fly around there. It was almost like he posed. He sat there long enough for me to dig out my camera and get a pic. Cant tell if he's smiling or not.


This one's for you Kerry!
That's (wait for it) Mr Tabachek!
We got to meet him and buy large sacks of his spinning tools. I think we scared the bejesus out of him. He looked kinda deer-in-head-lightsish when I asked for a photo. And very confused, but he did it amyway. Most likely to get the crazy ladies the hell out of his condo.


And here's the awesome load of goodies my secret pal sent me! Of course the parcel came while I was away and the monkey opened it. But I got paw all the stuff when I got back. It's great! All things I really love. Just check out the vintage needles. How cool is that?! Thanks secret pal!


Ah, it's good to be home. The second pair of trekalong socks is done and ready to get back to the beach. My walking buddy is back from France and we get back to our routine on Monday. She doesn't get up at indecent hours like her hubby. The dog and I can sleep to a reasonable hour again. Yay.

10 comments:

Thistledown847 said...

Welcome back, Lara! We missed you. Great work you did at Olds. Should the monkey be opening the packages??

Holly said...

Welcome back! It was entirely too quiet a week without you. Just sayin'.

Uli said...

Great to hear you're back.... talk to you later!!!

aija said...

Your sock looks great! That's a great pattern for the trekking!

Kerry said...

OHMYGOD!OHMYGOD!OHMYGOD!! *How* did that happen?? More details, pleeeease?

I think you said something about dyeing and some socks...?

HPNY Knits said...

wow, this is a neat pattern for trekking, and the garden looks so sweet. you are on a roll!

margene said...

The socks look fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Love the socks! I need to try out some of those patterns.

I see that sock kits are being sent out. Please forgive me, yours won't be sent out quite so soon. I'm collecting things to put into the bag (and coveting some of them). Ahh, the bag - now that's something that needs to be worked on. Now that I'm home for a while, it should start happening soon.

Anonymous said...

Your SP8 here - glad you liked!

Melanie said...

I'm so jealous I can't even comment. This is not a comment. You know what I'm talking about.