Thursday, August 17, 2006

Random Thursday

Yah. No new FO's spinning or knitting, so in progress it is!
In fact, I might not have any real FOs for a while, so you'll get other stuff to see.

The handspun sockyarn (winner of the which socks should I knit next post from a while back), all wound up...

And the progress on the first little sock. So nice, so cute!

I'm working the body in an Elongated Rib pattern, and using the charts from Sensational Knitted Socks for the sizing and decrease/increases. So far, so good. This is my first time branching out from the stockinette sock, and while I like it, I also like the fact that socks are often my 'easy' project. Throwing in a pattern where I have to keep track of the rows and such kinda negates that. Oh well.

And....here we have:

A pic of the Animas river from Santa Rita Park in Durango. This pic shows all the gates that hang over the rocks and rapids. The gates are for training and competitions for kayakers and canoes. This section is used as a national Olympic whitewater kayak and canoe training course!

So...those boats up there? A commercial raft trip run out of Durango. Three little duckies (inflatable kayaks) have tipped in the rapids, and the guides are trying to get everyone back in the boats, and make sure they're OK.

Anyways, this is the stretch of the river we ran last Saturday with Nate's sis and her friend. But did we have any problems like this commercial trip? Nope. Nate rowed through the rapids awesomely, and a great time was had by all!

So, if you're looking into taking a raft trip, investigate the guide and the company first. Some states have licensing programs for river guides (like Utah). Some don't (like Colorado). So check into them first....last season when the river was running high, there were more than a few deaths on commercial trips. Choose wisely, the river can win.

13 Comments:

At 10:09 AM, Blogger Valerie said...

That sock looks great so far! The stitch pattern and yarn really work well together!

 
At 10:28 AM, Blogger bradyphrenia said...

beautiful colors. very trekking-like.

 
At 11:28 AM, Blogger zibibbo said...

I agree, great stitch to show off that yarn!

Love the colors!

 
At 11:49 AM, Blogger Abigale said...

Beautimous - absolutely fantastic. I especially love the shot of the purty little yarn cake where you can see the colour progressions - fantastic!

Abi

 
At 2:42 PM, Blogger Bezzie said...

I love the sock! However, it's still not fondant ;-)

Love the blog header overhaul too btw!

 
At 3:12 PM, Blogger sgeddes said...

I like the socks. Very nice looking yarn. Great new header too!

 
At 5:27 PM, Blogger Jenna said...

Like the new header. That handspun is beautiful.

 
At 2:16 AM, Blogger peri said...

Great new banner - very cool.

Sock is looking good -such lovely coloured yarn.

 
At 6:57 AM, Anonymous rose said...

The socks are great! The banner is cool, too.

 
At 10:24 AM, Blogger Sarah said...

super-cute pattern. I like the detail on those.

 
At 10:58 AM, Blogger Abigale said...

Wow - nice new blog header! Good job :-)

 
At 3:15 PM, Anonymous Mag said...

The socks are beautiful.

 
At 3:33 PM, Blogger Jerry & Maxy said...

Check out that new banner!!! Did you make it? It's awesome!

Similar commentary can apply to the sea kayaking industry; not as many deaths, but there are inexperienced guides out there=dangerous. Nice public service announcement.

 

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