Saturday, August 4, 2007

More socks, vacations, and a new KAL!

I've been busy. On Wednesday my Uncle came to visit for the first time in 15 years, and I got to see my Aunt and Cousin. They live up in the Northwest Territories, so they don't get to visit often. We spent some time touring the 1000 Islands with my other Uncle and Aunt on his boat. I had a great time, and so did my current sock in progress.
Here is the sock as we pull out of the harbour in Brockville:

The sock in New York State:

The sock in Ontario:

The pictures were taken only minutes apart. How cool is that?

The sock at Boldt Castle:

I would LOVE to own a house like that! We didn't get to land and look at it because we didn't have our passports and the castle is on American soil. There's even a Customs and Immigration booth by the dock!

The best part of the day? I got to drive the boat on the way back!

That was a blast!

The sock is being knit for my boyfriend, who chose the wool himself at Wool 'n Things. It's from Artyarns and it's 100% Luxury Merino. It's really soft and smooshy. The pattern is kind of a mismatch. I'm calling it my Lemon Drop socks because I have this craving for lemon candy when I'm knitting them. The toe is the same as the Tiger Eyes, and the heel is Wendy's.

When I woke up on Thursday, my hibiscus had bloomed:

The colours kind of match the sock:

Here's another shot of a flower, with the sock for size comparison:

Oh...more news...I received my Ravelry invite. I haven't had time to do much more than log in, but tomorrow I'm going to try and start to input some of my stash and projects.

Last, but definitely not least, I've joined another Knit-a-Long. This one is the Campanula Knit for a Cure KAL. It began on the first, but I'm waiting for the wool I ordered from The Loopy Ewe before I start.I bought some Claudia Handpainted in Baby Girl. The colour reminds me of a pink ribbon, so I thought it would be perfect for the KAL.
Anyhoo the sock awaits! More pics tomorrow!

2 comments: said...

My goodness that's a well travelled sock.

Jen said...

Love the multi-national boating trip! Yachting socks - awesome! That's funny about boating around in Canada and the US and needing a passport. Would they make you have a passport if you need gas??