Friday, March 27, 2009

Finished: Ocean Socks

Another pair of socks in the books! I started these sometime last fall, and dubbed them the "ocean socks" when I saw that their colors perfectly matched the underwater picture on the cover of the Smithsonian magazine they were laying on.

The yarn is Sockotta, and I used size 1 Knitpicks circulars (one of which bit the dust about 2" from the end of the second sock.) I didn't use a pattern, but just alternated 2x2 ribbing every 11 rows.

I'm not sure what is going through the cat's tiny brain, but she always has to be in the picture when I'm trying to take a picture of a finished project. I'm not sure if her attacking my foot means that she likes knitting, or hates it. . . or maybe she's just trying to pull some of the yarn out so she can eat it and I can pull it out of her throat later.

Notice the color of the carpeting in my apartment. White carpet in an apartment? It seriously stresses me out. I'm pretty sure every jar of tomato sauce and cup of coffee is secretly chuckling and plotting against me.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Traveling Knitting

Last fall I knit a hat for my mountaineering cousin, who was planning a trip to climb a mountain in Mexico. Apparently this gave the hat a taste for adventure, because it was recently spotted on Aconcagua in Argentina, the highest mountain in the Americas!

The other guy in the picture, the one not wearing an awesome knitted hat, is my uncle (although not my cousin's dad... another one. I have a ton of uncles.) I'm glad I have such an outdoorsy family.

And if that isn't enough to swell my pride, the bunny I knit for my sister's birthday, now named Rupert, has taken to the trails in California. Most recently he visited Yosemite National Park.

Rupert apparently loves to hide all over my sister's apartment, waiting to pop out at the moment she least expects it. He even has a Facebook page to track his travels!

Monday, March 09, 2009

One More Ride...

We have arrived in Maryland! Does anyone else think it's weird that it is pronounced "Mare-land" instead of "Merry-land"? (Don't worry, I didn't just figure this out. Just reflecting.) Before I completely left New Mexico behind, I wanted to take some pictures along my regular bike route, having been reminded by my sister that my bike route will now look very different. I'm thinking I won't be racing too many tumbleweeds 'round these parts.

After I leave the neighborhood, I rode down this street over the railroad tracks. There are usually cattle in the field to the left.

Next, I stop and visit some goats. I love their floppy ears!

This is the first time I saw this horse. Apparently it's perfectly normal to park your horse in your front yard in New Mexico.

Next, I rode past the train yard. The train blocking the road is a frequent occurrence.

I love these bare trees.

Finally, turn around at (yet another) train crossing.

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