I am apparently a bad blogger. I had no idea it had been more than a month, and I have no excuse since I have not one but *two* finished pairs of socks to share! I’ve also been busy with some secret knitting, but you won’t see that for a while.

Well, let’s get to it. MJ and I decided on something simple for our next pair of twin socks – I talked about them a while back. Our goal was to finish them by the summer solstice. Unfortunately, some secret knitting got in the way for me, but I was close.

June 30

Yarn: Yarn Pirate BFL Sock in Solstice
Started: 5/4/10
Finished: 6/27/10

The next simple socks in line were my Spring Trek socks. I was inspired by my plain stockinette Trekking birthday socks from a couple years back, and this yarn was my very first Trekking – a gift from my mom years ago.

spring trek

Yarn: Trekking XXL in color 68
Started: 4/24/10
Finished: 7/3/10

I finished them while I was at the Oregon Coast with my family for the 4th of July weekend. I spent some time knitting and some time on the beach. On the 4th the tide was quite low in the middle of the day, so I went for a walk with my sisters.

I was trying to take a picture of this exposed rock when a wave started coming and I ran so I wouldn’t get my shoes wet. As I was running, something fell out of my pocket. My first thought was “Oh no! My phone!” but thankfully it was not my phone – instead it was my camera. I had a horrible sinking feeling as the wave washed over my camera and then I realized… it’s waterproof up to 10 feet.

Apparently Olympus doesn’t lie! This picture was taken about 1 minute after a salty ocean wave washed over my camera. It’s still working great. :)

July 4