Froot Loops! A sock (picture) saga.

Boy, this has been an exciting two weeks. We left Baltimore on the 8th, and drove to Asheville, where I cast on these socks on the 10th leaving Lake Norman. They had their first adventure at Biltmore, with the blacksmith!

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One repeat later, I harassed some animals.
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The next morning, we ate breakfast at Waffle House! Mmmyum the south.
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Then the sock visited the Biltmore Mansion proper.
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In Tennessee, the sock saw David (Davy) Crockett.
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The sock has crossed many state lines (I didn’t manage to get the NC-TN line, nor really the MS-AK line).
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When we broke down outside Rockdale, Texas, I finished sock number one.
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Sock number two got to see Austin, Texas, and the waitress at Guero’s agreed to hold it.
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The next day, we ate lunch at Fliphappy Crepes, where the sock met another local, Josh.
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We went to Hill Country Weavers in Austin. It rocked! HCW could easily be a favourite on my country-wide yarn crawl. I loved HCW. Their selection was ginormous: room after room of a delicious selection of yarn. They were super friendly, clearly busy due to happy customers, and really lovely. We were quite pleased. ^_^
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(also I got yarn there for gloves for the Playwright and another pair of socks that I cast on today)

In San Antonio, the sock experienced the River Walk, and also the waiter at the restaurant that evening could be convinced to hold it.
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The sock was finished on the evening of July 20th, in Fredericksburg, Texas, and the pair was complete!

Froot Loops

Froot Loop socks
Start: July 10, 2008
Finish: July 20, 2008
Yarn: Koigu KPPPM in purple
Pattern: Froot Loop by Kristi Geraci

Froot Loops

I love them. They’re very comfy. One of the heel flaps is (significantly) shorter than the other, but the fit is barely noticeable, and I refused to rip back.

Froot Loops

Such an adventure.

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5 comments

  1. Awesome! I love that you had waiters and other random people hold them 🙂

    I am loving reading about your adventures! I hope the cacafuego is fixed soon!

  2. I followed the link from cacafuego and found your awesome other blog! The technical knitting-y stuff goes way over my head, of course, but I like all the pretty pictures, and the way the rest of life weaves into the knitting stories.

  3. Pingback: Knits across America « space kitty knits


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