Sunday, August 7, 2011
Come Blog Along Pattern 02 Post 02
Knitting on the Road: Canada • Canal du Midi • Conwy • Dalarna • Denmark • Friday Harbor • Hiiumaa • Huron Mountain • New England • The Road to Oslo • Santa Fe • Spey Valley • Christmas in Tallinn • Traveler's Stockings • Uinta Cabin • Unst • Whitby
With the heel turn complete and the gusset decreases finished, there's not much knitting left on this first Canal du Midi sock. In this dark lush colourway of Arequipa it's hard to see the stitch detail and the long alpaca hairs don't help either. That's not stopping me though - on my hands (and on my feet) this yarn feels heavenly!
Today's the day for Gavin's paddle for MS. He and several others are paddling 65km (40 miles) across the western side of Lake Ontario to raise funds for MS. Our day started at 3:15am - helped by generous amounts of caffeine - to get him to the meet-up spot by 4:30am. The paddlers hit the water at the base of the Skyway Bridge in Hamilton by 6am. I'll be heading out the door in just over an hour to wait at the halfway checkpoint at Jack Darling Park in Mississauga and then onto Cherry Beach for another checkpoint before the big finish at Ashbridge's Bay Park in the early evening. The whole paddle should take them 12-16 hours depending upon the wind and waves. It's quite a feat!
As for me, it'll be a day of driving and waiting. I've got a couple of knitting projects packed up to come with me. After all, I may as well knit while I await the paddlers, right?