I have been chasing daylight to show you my new socks.
These were the fastest, most fun to knit socks for me ever. I think I am getting the hang of this! The yarn is a dream. The pattern - exactly what I needed it to be, for where I was. I suspect that a version of these will go with me down to Belize in a few weeks for portable knitting in the jungle! I just need to track down some more sock yarn.
They took me two weeks only to complete, primarily via NJ bus knitting (with a bit of couch sloth time thrown in as well - I should be knitting blanket squares but I can't convince my knitting-brain of that). Their details are here.
I'm already off and running on another sock adventure. Remember this?
It now looks more like this:
Please welcome the Edwardian Boating Koigu Socks into being! The yarn is bargain-bin Koigu from Purl (only $8 per skein!) While the pattern looks tricky, it's terribly easy to follow by sight and all you need to do is count to six otherwise, so I'm on a roll already. I appear to achieve three pattern repeats on my morning bus ride.
24 DAYS UNTIL BELIZE
Preparation Status: MINIMAL
The countdown is on! And I have so much to do before we leave! And I haven't done a thing!
Okay, I bought a travel book for Belize, but I haven't started reading it yet (oops). However, I have done a tiny bit of online digging about our upcoming adventure. For example, our first stop will be at the Hickatee Cottagesin Punta Gorda.
I think we can handle that.
This place is a jungle retreat near the Fallen Stones Butterfly Farm. Our group will be taking over the entire facility (there are about a dozen of us). The food on-site is supposed to be divine. We have been promised monkeys and maybe a jaguar. I guess it's good that Doolin won't be with us!
I think I heard that we will begin our adventure on a zipline before we even get to the cottages! Anyone else out there like a good zipline? I've braved them in Mexico, Ecuador and Honduras - where have YOU ziplined?