Tuesday, July 31, 2007


Ok so Scott requested that I finish the socks that I started for him when we went on our trip. The only thing is he wanted them for Thursday morning of this week, I only had about 1 1/2 inches done, the scenery on the trip was to good to miss. So on Thursday last week I picked them up and did a little knitting on them. Then Friday I spent most of the day knitting.

We always go and walk at the Relay for Life. Can you guess when it was held this year, yep Friday and Saturday. So I was on a knitting roll and just couldn't put the sock down, after all I was past the heel and just starting the gusset when we left. So I wore a pair of cargo capris and stuck the yarn ball in my pocket and knitted away, while walking. I walked and knitted for about 2 1/2 to 3 hours, the only reason I gave up was because it got dark. So I finished that sock on Saturday.

Saturday evening I cast on for the other sock and got most of the ribbing done. Sunday was a busy day, so very little knitting got done, maybe an inch or two. Then yesterday I spent the day knitting up a storm, by the time I went to bed I only had 2 1/2 inches plus the toe decrease to do. I finished this evening with 37 hours to spare.

I feel great about the fact that Scott will be wearing the socks that I made him while he is in surgery. The reason he wanted them done was so he could to quote him, "have you hugging my feet". He also said that they would bring back great memories of our trip.

So below are the socks. I used Sockotta yarn by Plymouth. The content is 45% cotton, 40% superwash wool, 15% nylon. I used size 2 needles.

The picture below is a little bit of a close up of the sock that I knit while walking, can you tell?

Thursday, July 26, 2007


When we were on our trip we stopped at 2 yarn shops. The first is in Coos Bay, OR. It is called "My Yarn Shop". I had read about it in "Knitters Stash". I couldn't wait until we made a trip to Coos Bay to go in there. I was not disappointed. One of the owners was there, she is a nice lady and very helpful. Here are some shots from in the store.

Take a look at what I got. I chose Cascade Quatro so that I can make myself a "Coos Bay Hat", I have no idea what a "Coos Bay Hat" looks like because I haven't designed it yet...LOL.

The other shop we stopped at is in Crescent City, CA. It is called "A Perfect Yarn". Funny thing about this shop, when we got into Crescent City it was one of the first things I saw but of course we pulled in to town right after they closed. So on Wednesday morning we went by but of course they weren't open yet so we went and had breakfast then went back and waited in the parking lot for them to open. I was the first customer of the day. We were telling her that we had been by the night before and that she was closed, she said we should have stopped anyways cause she was there and would have helped us. So anyway here are some shots of the shop.

I know the date on the pictures is off but only by 12 hours, forgot to set the time when I replaced the batteries. So on to the yarn. I chose Four Seasons, which is a cotton/wool blend to make both Scott and I "Crescent City Hats". Again have know idea what they will look like but will be designing them soon. I also bought a pair of Brittany sz 7 needles. I LOVE these needles.....almost more than my bamboos. I have never felt such lite needles before.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Our Trip

So last week DH had vacation, we were going to go camping and fishing but with the rain we decided to just do a couple of day trips instead. We got up Tuesday and headed for the coast, we headed south once we got to Florence.

We made many stops along the way. We went all the way down the Oregon coast.

We stopped at Cape Arago.

We stopped at Cape Blanco, we couldn't get out to the light house, they were closing as we pulled in, maybe next time.

We stopped at Cape Sebastian, the rocks reminded of pictures of Ireland you really can't see in this picture, though.

We went across the tallest bridge in Oregon, hey that is only 345 ft down. We could feel the bridge swaying when we were taking pictures.

Look The sign says it all. We crossed over to Northern California.

Next stop was Battery Point in Crescent City. We spent the night in Crescent City, on Wednesday we got up and headed North to hwy 199 and came home by going through Grants Pass and bringing I-5 home.

We of course made stops on the way back.

We stopped to see the Redwoods. I was just like a little kid walking through the park we stopped at. Hubby looks so tiny in front of this tree.

We stopped along the Smith River to take pictures. It was breath taking.

Hey we are headed back home, we made it to Oregon!!!!

We are in the Illinois Valley, it is very different from our neck of the woods. It looked very dry and very brown. I don't think I could live there.

This was taken just North of Roseburg. We are almost home. I didn't take anymore pictures so I can't show you the changes in the valley.

So that was our day trip.