From Sticks to Pics
Living in a resort town means that we get to visit with a lot of friends we don’t see very often, as people take the opportunity to vacation rather than “staycation”. Our guest room is booked most weekends from mid-June through the end of August and we normally spend a lot of time touring the area with guests, taking them on hikes, shopping for souvenirs and of course, eating. This year’s been a little different. Guest visits have been for shorter stays, and with BB still recuperating somewhat from his Spring injury, we haven’t been on a hike all season. I’ve been feeling a little trapped here in the park. Yesterday BB suggested a day trip. We’d never been to Kananaskis yet and even though the day was cloudy and cool, we decided to pack up and take the dog for a Sunday drive. On the way there, I finished this:
The second Lacy Mock Cable Sock is now done though I had a heck of a time with the toe seam. I used kitchener stitch on the first sock (my first time ever!) and it worked beautifully. I followed the instruction in the “techniques” section of Creative Knitting
and it worked like a charm. For the second sock I went online to my favourite knitting website, www.knittinghelp.com
and followed the video for kitchener stitch. Then I had to undo it (please note that kitchener stitch is an EXCELLECT way to seam a sock as it is almost indestructible). I tried again. This time I had to unlock the stitches AND frog back a couple of rows. Cue the wine (just a small glass). And dinner was going to be a little late. I finally dug out the magazine instructions again and it worked as perfectly as for the first sock. I absolutely love them!
Kananaskis proved to be a lovely get-away
Kananaskis Country Golf Course
Reflections: Wedge Pond
Merganser mom & chicks: Beaver Ponds
Skyler had a good time, too, though it seemed to be thisty work!
We don’t have anyone scheduled to visit for the next couple of weeks, so I’m back working on my cardigan.
I started the sleeves last night and am working them both at the same time on circular needles, so this should go pretty quickly. That’s all I have left to do before blocking and seaming. If this cool weather holds, I’ll be able to wear it as soon as I’m done.
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