Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Last Trek in Gibsons


Angela and I went up to Gibsons last week for the annual Fibre Festival. We were taking one of the Olds College spinning classes. We did manage to walk around in lower Gibsons (the Landing) a few times and I took this pic of the trekalong sock with the marina and Molly's Reach (of Beachcomber's fame) in the background.


Here's the first sock done. It's in XXL #108 and I've used Sockbug's Not Cables pattern. I didn't like the pattern at first, but pressed on and it looks kinda nice when it's on a foot. Some patterns just look better stretched I guess.


Trekalong encouraged me to increase my stash with lots of the XXL ombres. I have a serious weakness for them now that I've gotten past the unmatched socks issue. I don't think I'll get that last sock done before the end of trekalong, but I got three and a half pairs done, so I'm happy. We won't talk about the stash increase caused by my ombre infatuation. Be distracted by all the pretty yarn. Yeah, that's it, pretty isn't it?


The place we stayed had a nice private nook with a picnic table which we used almost every night after class to dry fleece and skein samples for the next day's class. If you look closely, you'll see that Angela's working on a trekalong sock. I think Jane's just waiting for wool to dry. We did a fair bit of that.


I have to admit that I got most of the above sock done during slow moments in the spinning class. There were only a few, but I took advantage of them.
Now I have to go do spinning homework. Feh

7 comments:

margene said...

Look at all that Trekking stash!! Love the way the Not Cable sock looks. Nice work and thanks for joining in!

Uli said...

Wow.......... lots of trekking.... but then, I did the same thing with my nrxt box from Germany!!!!!

alice said...

Well, you have me beat. I had one pair of Trekking socks done before the knitalong, and have completed one and 1/2 pairs. My box of additional Trekking only has 5 balls of yarn, four of them ombres.

Melanie said...

OK, I was distracted by the Trekking - nice haul! I am also enamoured of the ombres. The sock looks very nice.

HPNY Knits said...

"...I have a serious weakness for them..."
me too! after knitting my first one (#101) I had to get lots more. they just hypnotized me...
Not Cable shows the yarn rather well, looks good on.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful job on the little sweater for your friends shop -One posting ago- Oh and by the way she is still very, very very thankful. also for the loan of an equally beautiful throw to display. Very thankful- very,very very thankful- not to mention totally thrilled.

vanessa said...

no fair. angela and spinning in one weekend. color me chartreuse.