I have been making sock after sock while knit- trekking down on the road, as well as in the wooded trails with Emma who would rather go at a slower pace and sniff her way along. Her adorable grey-whiskery self, hopeful to discover a wonderful scent, ears perked in large German Shepherd ear-triangles, and with all senses focused ahead…. yet… soon easing into a slower happy & careless gait, with limps that come and go, so in these recent months I have slowed too, knitting while keeping her pace.
In February I began to go down on the main road for one or two additional long striding faster-paced walks in the week, with my knitting my only companion. Moving along on the much smoother asphalt in a ‘zone’ the miles seem short and the knitting seems fast, for one activity slightly distracts from the other.
I feel that I may never stop knitting these socks while walking the miles, for this sock is perfectly trek worthy in more ways than one. Easily memorized shaping steps; cuff, leg, ankle, heel & instep, heel turn, foot, and toe… not in the least boring, the steps keep the knitting engaging.
Socks are small and a very portable knitting project, and excellent for knit-trekking because they are such a symbiotic activity ~~ knitting them to wear & wearing them to knit!
Pattern: My own Wild Wool Trail Socks
Yarn: Valley Yarns Charlemont which is 20% silk/ 60% Merino wool/20% nylon
Details on Ravelry HERE