Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Socks and Shrooms
Our son's last day of final exams was a half-day yesterday, so we used the afternoon to do one more check of our porcini and morel spots. The pickings were sparse, probably due to a combination of the weird weather we are having this spring, and other mushroom hunters beating us to the ones that did grow. No matter.... like always, it was more about the hunting, than the finding. It's always good to hike around in the pines with views of snow-covered Mt. Shatsa nearby.
We squeezed 2 adults, 2 dogs, and 3 teenagers into the car, so I ended up riding around with the mushroom basket on my lap. Still I used the driving time to finish one Vinnland sock. I haven't done the bind off yet, because Becca Compton included specific instructions for grafting k2, p2 ribbing that I will take more time with when both socks are done. Another new skill.... I'll show you when I get there. I highly recommend this pattern and just might have to make a 2nd pair for myself sometime.