One Final Trek

DH and I took a couple of days off and headed down to the Outer Banks for a short vacation with some friends. I managed to fit some knitting in between the rain and booze (and subsequent hangover).

I finally finished my Trekking socks that I started back in June and took them on a short trek along Currituck Sound in Corolla, NC.

Yes, the Trek Along With Me Knit -A-Long is over as of two weeks ago, and I am, once again, late!

trekking and currituck sound
don’t fall off the dock!

I love these socks!


  • Yarn: Trekking XXL #76 from Uniquities (one of my LYSes — shop in Vienna, VA)
  • Needles: Addi Turbo 40″ US1; Knit Picks US1 dpns
  • Pattern: er, not really. Toe-up, short row heel, 3×1 rib, increases on the calf since I made these much taller than my normal sock[!].
  • Start-Finish: 1 June – 15 September 2006. I am slow.

I actually had some issues with these simple socks. I am still not very good at estimating when to start the heel on toe-up socks. I started these heels too early and it wasn’t until I had worked a bit up the ankle that I realized it and I had to rip both socks back to just before the heel.

I also started the socks out on an Addi, doing magic loop with both socks at once. I grew tired of that once I reworked the heel, and worked the legs on their own. I don’t think it helped with my SSS problems much, but I did end up with a completed pair!

I love these socks despite the non-matchy striping — luckily I expected that — and I would make another pair of socks in Trekking XXL, no problem!

6 Comments so far

  1. Kristina on September 18th, 2006

    Very nice socks. I love the colors. They look like socks I would wear.

  2. Uli on September 18th, 2006

    That’s one great Trekking colour!!! Nice socks.

  3. Vera on September 18th, 2006

    Great socks! I never actually joined the Trek Along, but ended up making two pairs of socks with the yarn.

    I love the color you used, and I don’t mind socks that don’t match exactly. I think they are fun.

  4. gleek on September 18th, 2006

    trekking is such great yarn! i really must get some. i think that they don’t look that different! with the darker colors, i think that the stripe pattern is a little hidden. good choice.

  5. Dawn on September 18th, 2006

    Socks look great! I am starting my first sock class in October. A little intimidated and excited. I have a feeling it is gonna take me awhile to get the hang of it.

  6. Stacey on September 22nd, 2006

    I love the outer banks – what a great place to finish them!