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!


One repeat later, I harassed some animals.

The next morning, we ate breakfast at Waffle House! Mmmyum the south.

Then the sock visited the Biltmore Mansion proper.

In Tennessee, the sock saw David (Davy) Crockett.

The sock has crossed many state lines (I didn’t manage to get the NC-TN line, nor really the MS-AK line).

When we broke down outside Rockdale, Texas, I finished sock number one.

Sock number two got to see Austin, Texas, and the waitress at Guero’s agreed to hold it.

The next day, we ate lunch at Fliphappy Crepes, where the sock met another local, Josh.

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. ^_^

(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.

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.



  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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