Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Honey Coloured Socks and a 'Honey'moon

So... yeah. It's true. I have been a little bit MIA as of late, but with good reason! And that reason?

This place.

We just got back from a week of being blissfully disconnected from all things 'inter-webs' while hanging out on the beautiful island of St. Lucia.

It was a week of no internet, but a week with no shortage of sun, sand and swimming.


I guess that trips like this one are often referred to as a 'honeymoon'.

And let me tell you... it certainly was pretty sweet.

So while the temperatures ran high, the knitting didn't stop. 

I believe that most non-knitters of the world would think that it might be somewhat disfunctional to go somewhere so beautiful -on a honeymoon no less!!!- only to knit your brains out.

But I know that you folks understand.

And so does my man.

That's why I like you all (my man included!) as much as I do.

So as we were taking off from gross, grey Toronto, I cast on these beautiful honey coloured socks, to commemorate our 'honey'moon.

And the sock knitting certainly didn't stop once we had landed. 

OH no!

I hauled those socks down to the beach with me everyday. Days in which I spent cycling through a pattern of 'knit, read, swim, nap, repeat'.

I have returned home a little bit more tanned, a little bit more rested and with a fresh new pair of socks to add to my sock drawer.

Which as it turns out, is perfect.

Because while you are someplace as beautiful and as warm as the tropics, it is often difficult to imagine that there might be snow waiting for you at home.


But it is certainly a good thing that I didn't let my doubts get the best of me.

Because it looks like... I'm going to need these.

A Honey-ed Heel

Knitterly Info for Pour Vous

Pattern- Tesserae Sock by Anne Hanson, kindly gifted to me through Ravelry FOREVER ago by my good buddy Tara
Yarn- Hazelknits Piquant Light in the colourway Bronze Age (purchased at the Sock Summit in 2011)
Needles- 2.75mm double pointed needles

So stay warm dear knitters.

Trips like these remind us all that summer really is just around the corner.

And that it's never too hot to knit.


Susan said...

Awesome socks! Your trip sounds lovely, and knitting honey colored socks is so clever.

Margaret Lauren said...

Great idea! Once summer rolls around I'll have to take my knitting to the beach too. Until then I'll just have to huddle under my blanket and knit to stay warm!

ms.tee.kay said...

Beautiful socks AND photos! Glad you got some good beach time :)

Meghan Chapman said...

Gorgeous all around!