Knitting In The Wild

Our family took a short vacation to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area about 5 minutes after school was out for the year.  Actually, it was two days after, but it felt like 5 minutes.

We travelled with my father-in-law and my husband’s good friend from college who just happens to now live in Alaska.  We were so happy to have them on the trip!  We did a little canoeing, waited out a hail storm, fished a little, and generally just enjoyed the peace and quiet.

One of the friend’s daughters is our Godchild.  So what does a knitter do when they’re in the BWCA for 4 days?  Knit socks of course!  Child size socks are the perfect camping knitting project.  The bag fits very easily in a Duluth Pack or regular backpack for daytrips.  I may have over packed when I packed my little oilcloth knitting back with 3 half knit socks and the start of the child size socks, but at least sock yarn is light!

I almost knit two socks in the time we were up there.   Not too shabby since I was also the camp cook!  We decided that I would make tube socks since the size of a 6 year old’s foot is sort of a moving target.  This would give her the most wear out of the socks.

In case you’re wondering, (and really, why wouldn’t you be?) you can get a pair of women’s size socks and child size tube socks out of one skein of Roam Fusion 4 ply sock yarn.   Now that’s a lot of bang for your sock knitting buck!

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