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!