Monday, September 17, 2007

Sanity Restored

I'm catching up after a trip to the Pine Tree State, where sometimes it rained and sometimes it looked like this. Ah!

Pine Tree State

Divers adventures occurred, not least the taming of the sock yarn. Many thanks to all those who made suggestions – they were helpful and encouraging! But it would seem I was 'way overthinking the beastie. All that was needed to stop the madness and show off its well-balanced rainbow of saturated tertiary colors was a contrast picot hem and an expanse of stockinette. Ah-ha!

Sockapalooza anel sock

After that, the loud yarn quietly knit up into another Cedar architecture sock à la New Pathways by Cat Bordhi. I rather like how the yarn flashes at the ankle (teehee) where the arch expansion is, then resumes its subtle repetition on the foot.

Every sock deserves an adventure, so this one went on a favorite hike to the first summit of Acadia Mountain. Also in my hat: water, fruit jellies, and cherry tomatoes from home. The trail to the second summit descends the ledges to the right, then climbs again.

Sock on Acadia Mountain

More adventures after I do the laundry!


Zarzuela said...

Wow! Looks like a very restorative trip. :)


CrazyFiberLady said...

What a nice trip. Glad to see you tamed that wild yarn. I'm really glad I bought that book now!

A big hearty congratulations for winning the SOS Design. Your socks are beautiful.

Kim said...

Maine! Sounds like a wonderful relaxing and invigorating trip. I love how the sock it turning out! The contrasting picot cuff is magic!

trek said...

I like the piccot edge in white. Nice contrast.

Suburbaknitsta said...

love the lil picot edge Maby congrats on the Summer of Socks pattern its gorgeous ;)

Jeannie said...

Congratulations for winning the SOS design contest. The design looks beautiful!

Katie J said...

I heard you won the sock design contest! Congrats!

Lisa said...

Love the new sock with the special picot edge. I have to check out the new book.

And congratulations at wqinning the SOS design competition.

Anastacia said...

I'm a little jealous, we're heading to Acadia next weekend for our anniversary. We haven't been in a few years & it's our favorite place in the world!