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
You are so clever, I dare say you will find yourself being quoted one fine day. Knitting to wear and wearing to knit. So smart. If only Atlanta weather was (were ?) sock worthy.
Lovely, warm and comfy looking chookie. How do the heels fare in your walking boots? X