Socks Go Fishing

We live near the Trinity River–one of the prettiest I have yet seen. As a river scientist (hydrologist) by day, I have seen my share. Although rare has it been that I have met a river I didn’t like.

I walk to the river from our house often. We have a special spot where we go. Down a secret lane. I will head to the river for exercise. Or for solace. To find my center. 

Husband likes to go down and fish, especially as fall sneaks in and the half pounders arrive. 

Reed loves to catch fish. He enjoys playing with the worms. And his bucket and shovel. As soon as dad hooks a fish, Reed goes trotting over and reels it in like a pro. The little guy has caught more fish before the age of three than most adults have caught in their entire lives. It is the cutest thing. 

This time I got smart. I brought a camp chair. And my socks. Don’t get me wrong, I love fishing. I do. But I don’t fish like I used to. I have my reasons. 

I didn’t get too much knitting done. Just a few rounds snuck in between wiping a little nose, snapping photos and videos, assisting with sweatshirt zipping, tying knots for husband (stubborn to admit he should really bring his eyeglasses fishing…good thing my knitting overqualifies me for expert fishing knots!), and rescuing worms. 

I have to say, river knitting is the best. Most scenic stiches ever. 

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  • Reply Mary Jo September 4, 2015 at 8:21 am

    River knitting! I’m in love… ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply tjwynn September 4, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Oh, river knitting. We have the Missouri River here. Several nice places to sit and view. I take my painting gear on occasion but will have to take socks. Aren’t eager little boys fun!

    • Reply Andrea @ This Knitted Life September 7, 2015 at 9:59 am

      Painting and fishing sounds nice too. My talent in that area isn’t quite as strong. Actually I quite suck at painting despite ambitions to the contrary. Next life.

  • Reply soknitsome September 5, 2015 at 12:20 am

    Sounds so relaxing even if you didn’t knit as much as you’d hoped!

  • Reply Alina September 5, 2015 at 5:45 am

    I love taking my WIPs to nature! I think this way the atmosphere of the places we enjoy is being knit into each stitch. And then our FOs become our travel notebooks…

  • Reply knittedblissjc September 5, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    oh, so fantastic! knitting outdoors is so enjoyable, and it looks like you had a beautiful day and a beautiful view to knit those socks. Sounds like you had a great day as a family.

  • Reply pumpkin sunrise September 7, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    knitting makes anything go faster even fishing, I think! Lovely photos and I’m glad you had fun in your own way and still be with the family ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply MrsKirstyHoll September 8, 2015 at 6:13 am

    Looks like you all had a beautiful day out ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking forward to seeing your socks – I love the colour!

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