Monday, February 04, 2008

Weekend Paddle

It was warmer on Saturday, so we took the kayaks to Matagorda. By the time we got to the water though, the weather began to change and our blue skies were replaced with gray.

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We decided it didn't look too bad, so we launched anyway.

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The transitioning sky entertained us as did the pelicans.

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We spooked a couple of wild hogs and they swam across the channel to get away from us. It all happened too quickly to get a picture.

Soon it was too overcast for good pictures and the plan I had of photographing my new blue socks was put on hold. It has been gray and dreary ever since.

This morning the sun broke through the clouds just long enough for a couple of shots.

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Simple Socks
64 stitches, Short-row heels and toes
Needles: US 1 (2.25)
Gauge: 8 stitches per inch
Yarn: Trekking (XXL)
Color: 77

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I really like how the transition of color creates subtle stripes in the knitted fabric. And the blue makes me happy.

Won't it be wonderful when the sky matches the color of these socks? I'm so ready for that!

10 comments:

  1. raminthethicket10:05 AM

    I love your blue socks! I went kayaking one time and was stuck out in the middle of an unfamiliar lake when a storm hit. I was being pelted with hard rain and I just prayed as a paddled for the shore. That was my scariest kayaking adventure ;o)

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  2. I'm so ready for the sky to be THAT blue, too. Love the socks...I think I have that color!

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  3. Great pelican shot - too bad the pigs weren't more cooperative. Your socks are a beautiful shade of blue.

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  4. Oooh - I love the blue socks and the contrast with the fluffy white fleece. What a great weekend.

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  5. Gorgeous blue socks! I especially love the sky in that first picture, you can almost see the clouds moving!!

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  6. SockPixie3:49 PM

    These socks are eye candies.

    Caroline, the SockPixie

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  7. Sounds like a fun day, even with the grey skies.
    The socks are so pretty - I am using some Trekking for the first time and I really like the way the colors blend into each other.

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  8. I just love your socks! They look like some of the colbalt blue bottles you have! I really must check out the yarn you used. Are wild hogs as big as a domestic hogs? Sounds like a great day! I'm sure even more great kayaking days to come!

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  9. I love the simplicity of those socks. I need to learn to do another design besides the one I have been doing for a year now.

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  10. The socks look great. I don't see any gaps. You're my hero! Which short row method did you use?

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~Tracy