Friday, May 16, 2008

I'm back!

I returned to Seattle today after a week out of the loop on Sea Socks '08. Surprisingly I didn't get all that much knitting done. I did a few heels for the classes, a bit of swatching, and worked quite a bit on my plain ol' Noro socks.


As you can see, being totally obsessive about starting the socks at the exact same point in the color sequence didn't really help. The socks were matching up pretty well until the heel when this happened:


Yup, a knot cutting out a good portion of the color sequence - about 3 inches. That and now there are going to be ends woven in on the bottom of my heel.

But there was a lot more than knitting going on this past week! I went to Ketchikan, AK where I saw totem poles (and rainforest, and an orca, and bald eagles...)

I saw (and heard) the Hubbard Glacier:

I went to Juneau, AK and went on zip lines in the rainforest - at this time of year actually more of a snow forest.

And last night I was in Victoria, B.C. and had tea at the Empress Hotel.

I had an awesome time! In fact I'm secretly plotting a way to move to Juneau and work on zip lines - how cool would it be to do that every day?

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Blogger cici said...

welcome back!.. *I had the same problem with my noro.. Not sure I will buy this yarn again. But the colors are really pretty

2:16 AM  
Blogger ambermoggie said...

welcome back:) I've been wondering whether to try the noro sock but lots of folks have had problems so I think I'll pass:)

5:50 AM  
Blogger Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

Adding to the chorus of welcome back!

I think the only reason I'm afraid of starting my Noro socks too is that dreaded knot issue. Plus I only bought 1 skein of my particular colorway.

How do you like knitting it otherwise?

1:49 PM  
Blogger Batty said...

What a great time! The zip line sounds like so much fun, and I've always wanted to see a glacier.

My skein of Noro had an entire repeat missing. No knot, but the place looked spit spliced. When I knit the second sock, I realized there was a whole blob of fuchsia missing. So, if your hands can take knitting with Noro, you'll be happier if you just let it go and accept that the stripes don't match.

7:55 AM  
Blogger rita said...

I hate hate hate it when there are knots in yarn, especially expensive yarn. It's enough to keep me from using that brand again. And when I have to weave in ends on a sock, or anything, really, it drives me crazy.

11:27 AM  
Blogger Rebel said...

wow! What an awesome trip.

2:24 PM  

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