Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Knit and Hike

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I'm all signed up. How about you? Trek Along With Me is the first non-charity knit-along I've joined. The idea of knitting socks (from Trekking XXL) and then taking pictures of them on hiking trails really appeals to me. I love to hike and I've been fortunate to visit several beautiful places in the last couple of years. Some of my favorite hikes have been at Yellowstone National Park, Big Bend National Park, Palo Duro Canyon, Garden of the Gods, Rocky Mountain National Park and Mirror Lake. We visited the Grand Canyon too, though what we did was really more of a walk than a hike, but that counts too.

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Last Summer at RMNP

I was told I could start knitting anytime, so I cast on a pair of socks yesterday. I'm using color #133. I won this yarn from Margene in her birthday contest. It's the first time I've used Trekking and I'm liking it so far. I'm hoping these socks will make their debut next month when I tag along with John on a business trip to Salt Lake City. I'm sure we can squeeze in a trail or two, especially if it leads to a trout stream or lake.

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The Stealthy Fisherman (RMNP)

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Reward at the End of the Trail (RMNP)

Of course, I'd like to hit the trail with the socks on my feet instead of on the needles, so I better get knitting.

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Trekking #133

7 comments:

  1. High five for discount books! I have two balls of Trekking sock yarn, but I haven't cast on yet. One day........

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  2. If you're here on a weekend maybe we can do a trek together!

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  3. I was there (RMNP) last summer! Perhaps we crossed paths?

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  4. I joined too! I think it is the perfect excuse to do two of my favorite things. Now I just need to decide on a pattern and I'll be set to co! Your Trekking colorway is lovely :o)

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  5. Lovely photos, what a great place to visit.

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  6. pretty yarn. Is mirror lake in the Uinta mountains? I think I've been there camping or something.

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  7. i love that trekking color! wow those sure are pretty pictures. i need to hike more often ;)

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~Tracy