I learned several things about myself while knitting these socks. First off, I think I better stick to two socks at a time on two circulars because I had a terrible time keeping tension even and an even harder time matching the numbers of rows. Secondly, I really prefer toe up sock patterns (too bad I've got two other pairs on the needles that are top down). Lastly, I think the Trekking yarns are absolutely gorgeous, but these socks will likely be too itchy for me to wear, unless it gets really cold (even then I don't know- I'm very sensitive to scratchy wools). So without further ado, I give you Trekking # 68 on the feet:
When we were in San Diego I had some time to visit a couple of yarn shops in Encinitas- Common Threads and The Black Sheep. I went looking specifically for the Fiber Trends soap sack and washcloth pattern, Bathtime Blossoms. I got the pattern and 4 balls of various baby cottons to make them for hostess gifts. I'm way late with these, but they will be mailed off in the next few weeks. This is the first soap sack, it will get a twisted cord for a tie.
Lastly, I finished two more felted stockings (they will be felted on Wednesday if I get my act together). This is the first, but I made a second later this evening. These are such a quick knit. As I mentioned before, I plan to try to sell some of these during the Live & Learn Conference here in Albuquerque. The conference starts Thursday. This is Noro Kureyon, colorway #126.
Now that I'm using my unschooling blog as more of the travel journal, this one hasn't had the travel photos. So, I leave you with a photo that represents the beauty of today. This is the San Felipe de Neri Church in Old Town Albuquerque.