Monday, July 07, 2008

Travel Knitting

I was very indecisive about which yarn to bring with me on this trip. It had to be a sock yarn because of course I would be knitting socks (easy to pack, easy to knit) and it had to be beautiful because I'd knit nothing else for two weeks.

After pulling out a number of skeins of Socks That Rock and Lorna's Laces, I settled on a skein of Colinette Jitterbug in Lagoon. Brilliant! It's a stunning yarn and practically sprang onto my needles!

I knit these socks all over this spectacular country.

At the Pangarden's Waterway where the girls blissfully spent almost two hours in freezing cold water playing with locks, shutes, and water wheels.

At the Kvikne's Hotel in Balestrand -- by far the most gorgeous hotel on our trip in the middle of the Sognefjord.

Tired and travel weary at the train station.

And in the place the rock climbers call Paradise off Kallestrand in the Lofoten Islands.

Next post I'll show you the finished socks!

5 comments:

tiennie said...

What beautiful places to sit and knit and visit!

Sally said...

Socks, shmocks, I want more Norway pics!

Honestly, between you and Liz we are getting quite the world tour this summer! :o)

Liz K. said...

Wow. I didn't knit a stitch on our trip. Not one. I'm going to go look at your pics now.

nova said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time, Liz! Welcome home!

anne marie in philly said...

beautiful pix, ann! thanks for sharing!