My August Trek-Along socks were started in Alaska and brought back home. Then, they trekked to Seattle and up into the San Juans, where they were finished except for the bind off on the second sock which didn't happen until about a week after we returned back home, due to C's dad and his wife's visit.
The pattern is rpm from the Summer 2006 Knitty. I modified them by knitting them from the toe up. Actually, I'm not sure if I changed it any other way as I didn't look the pattern over much after the first few rows of the spiralling pattern. It's essentially the same as a ribbing pattern that goes straight up the sock, only this ribbing spirals around as you go. They look a little bunched and droopy here, but they fit nicely. I knew I'd love these socks, both the colorway and the pattern. Although I made a handful of mistakes along the way, I didn't go back and fix them, figuring no one will ever notice them, except maybe the judge at the county fair where these socks are going to trek to next, entered under the Knitted Articles, Socks division. After that, these can go on my feet for a real, hiking trek.
As I mentioned before, all this traveling/trekking has wreaked havoc on my plants. I'm afraid I'm going to have to choose between having a garden or travelling in the summer as the two don't go together well. The flower pictures are all from before we left for Seattle.
Since we eat mostly apples and bananas during the rest of the year, I tend to become a fruit-stand addict this time of the year. I bought a 20 lb box of peaches last weekend and we're trying to eat as many of them fresh as we can possibly stand and canning the rest. The cherries grown along the Flathead Lake just south of us are in season and are plentiful and are far cheaper and better than any others we've had this summer. We've been eating grapes daily for the past couple of weeks and the boys talked me into buying apricots, plums and tiny champagne grapes. They're begging for fruit. I wouldn't dare say no. The kitchen counter and fridge are loaded and they're free to help themselves. So, what do we do this evening? Go and pick more fruit: HUCKLEBERRIES! Dessert, straight from the bush. C even suggested we do this every evening. Twist my arm. ;)