06 July 2010

Ride the Sockies

crocheting in my tentONline's "hiking color" sock yarn seemed a perfect fit for Ride the Rockies, so that's what I took along on my week-long ride across Colorado. I finished the first sock on Day 0 and intended to take it with me on my Day 1 ride across Colorado National Monument so I could shoot it with the spectacular red rock. Perfect background for a "hiking color sock," right?

I was so excited to begin the ride, I forgot to take the sock. I decided, oh well, nothing lost; I could shoot the first sock with the soon-to-be completed mate another time in another red rock location, of which Colorado has an abundance.

hiking color Ride the SockiesThe second sock took a little longer than my week Riding the Rockies. As the days got longer and harder, I had trouble keeping my eyes open in the evenings for more than two rows! I didn't work on the second sock at all Day 4, the most difficult ride I've ever done in my life. I was so beat after three mountain passes in a day, I went immediately to sleep after listening to the last half of Alison Dunlap's presentation.

I finally had a chance to shoot the completed "hiking color" socks with red rock background during the three-day weekend. I'm thrilled with the socks, which are the fourth in a series that will become Christmas presents in just a few months. I love the photo. And I'm already more than halfway through my next pair of socks, this time back to my personal favorite, Noro Kureyon.

I finally found and bought a skein of solid black sock yarn, and I've decided my next pair of "hiking color" socks (yes, I have one more skein) will have black toes, heels and cuffs. They'll look more like cycling socks that way... ha ha ha!


  1. ha ha ha :). Lovely socks and background.

  2. Oooh, lovely. Picture looks great!

  3. I like your colorful socks :)

  4. I'm amazed you could even get one row in after a day of strenuous biking! Great socks!!!

  5. I love those socks! I'm impressed you had any energy left to do any work on them at all! Impressive!

  6. Hmmm, I have never 'crocheted' socks. Your socks are so beautifully made and beautiful to look at, too........that I may have to search for the 'right' pattern and make a pair..
    Any suggestions?

  7. Thank you, everyone!

    I think I'm going have to write a blog post about this particular pattern and the modifications I've made because I do get a lot of questions.

    Here is the link to my Ravelry project, and here is the link to the pattern (Season 2, pattern 205).


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