Friday, June 09, 2006

Trekking right along!

Thanks everybody for your lace encouragements. I will get back on the "horse" and get to the bottom of it, but until that time.... Me and my #36 are moving around the urban trek. Here trek can be spotted trying to stop and smell the---- lilac! And here trying to climb a fence to avoid the detour. Honestly, such behavior from an unfinished pair of socks. I am making the heel flaps in two variations. One the slipped stitches line up. In the second kind, the slipped stitches of the heel flap are staggered. Why, because I want to see the difference in the same yarn AND- you are right, I don’t like to knit the same thing twice. 2 on 2 circs from the same skein from both ends is easier than I thought. As long as you figure the way to untwist from the skein, and when turning your knitting, you must alternate turning directions and you’ll avoid almost all blunders.

And I want to close today with the best quote I heard in a long time:
I am not a Stashaholic - I am a Collector! that is kind of to say- I du' know what I'll do with all that lovely yarn... suggestions are always welcome.

11 comments:

Norma said...

I love your Trekking colorway!

Annie said...

Your socks are looking very cool. I can't wait to start mine. *sigh* And I agree, we are not stashaholics, we are collectors! I feel very dignified now. And justified.

margene said...

Lilacs!? Our lilacs are LONG gone. Looks like a wonderful day to be in the big park!

lorinda said...

Love the socks, and you are inspiring me to try 2socks2circs.

KnitNana said...

Oh wow, I really missed the lilacs this year...Love that 36, btw! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm delighted to find YOU! And I, too, am a collector...lololol
(((hugs)))

aija said...

Neat! I love seeing the colors move along the sock.

Sharon said...

Your socks are great, lovely colour. Do get back on the lace horse, it will be worth it, but take it from me lace is/can be the most frustrating thing in knitting. Well that is my opinion anyway ;)

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on the lacy jumper.

Annelie said...

Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. You are just to nice to me.... a real darling!
Hope to see some close ups on the Trekking heels. Love the colors.

Alice said...

Oh dear - I don't think I'd ever be able to do that thing knitting from both ends of the yarn. Will try it one day, though!

I honestly thought, when I first looked at this post, that you'd knitted a big pair of red trousers, and not a dinky pair of socks. Oh, I must be tired!

Wool Winder said...

One of the great things about this Trek-Along is seeing all the wonderful colorways of Trekking. I didn't know there were so many choices. Love yours!

Hilde C. said...

Thank you for your nice comments on my blog, you are too sweet :-)
If your socks are behaving like this already, you will probably have to put a leash on them when they are finished. But they sure are good looking, and I'm sure you will have a lot of fun with them ;-)