Please forgive the blurry photo. Rainy day pics are not good. Carrie, the Tiffany Box Blue walls are for you, although here, they look awfully gray and blah.Just about everything had been said about these socks, and I refuse to hash out the details again, so here are the TBS (Trekking Blah Sock) Final Stats:
Pattern: Slipped Stitch Rib (from Sensational Knitted Socks) on foot, simple K3, P3 on leg
Yarn and needles: Trekking XXL, US0s, Susan Bates Silvalumes
Impressions of the above: Trekking is a little scratchy, a little splitty. Ambivalent. The Silvalumes were OK, but I have since switched to Magic Loop on Addis.
Knitterly Details: Wendy's Toe-Up, short row heels and toes, EZ's Sewn Cast Off
Yarn Purchase Date: September 2005, the Knitting Studio, Phoenixville, PA
Sock Combinations Previously Unsuccessfully Attempted: 2 (Retro Ribs and Jaywalkers)
KALs Satisfied: Project Spectrum August (neutrals), Trek Along With Me, Summer of Stash
Miles Traveled: 1857miles
States Visited: 7 total (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhose Island,
Modes of Transportation used while knitting: (4 total) car, train, boat, taxi
UFO Status Report: TBS were final UFO in queue, and took all summer to knit.
Intended Recipient: Little Sister. These will be her first pair of handknit socks. I wish they were something more luxurious, like Lorna's Laces or Koigu, but this yarn just screamed "Masters in Environmental Studies."
Duly Noted: Regular XRK readers will remember the discussion LS and I had regarding the wearing of socks with sandals. So, despite the "Hiking Sock" vibe, these socks will not be worn with hiking sandals, but exclusively with hiking boot. Here's hoping the L.S. will at some point guest-blog her impressions on hiking in the handknits.