The Camping Socks

The camping socks are done. They’ve been everywhere. The ocean. The river. The lake. All pretty places. A lot of memories for one pair of socks over the course of the past month.

They were a surprise, really. Not on my sock-knitting agenda, at least not until I ran out of yarn and had to make a spontaneous purchase: Queensland Australia sock yarn. It was the color palette that grabbed me. (I wasn’t entirely pleased with the unblended color transition after picking up stitches post-heel turn, but such is life.)


This is my first pair of simple stockinette socks. A bit of ribbing at the top and then KNIT KNIT KNIT. They were a quick project as a result. I used a combination of Hermione’s Everyday Sock and Blueberry Waffles for the heel (both free patterns). I rather like stockinette sock knitting and just might do it again sometime soon. Translation: I will ABSOLUTELY be doing this again ASAP.

It’s forecast to break 100°F (37.8°C) here later this week, so I don’t think I will be wearing the new socks for a while. They will, however, be a nice treat come fall.


Joining Ginny’s Yarn Along and reading the last novel of the Neapolitan Series (The Story of the Lost Child). I also just started The Nest, an e-book from the library. (Not affiliate links…)


*Prize yarn for the Olympic Knit-Along is in the mail! I can’t wait for it to arrive so I can share it along with all the details. Keep practicing (knit, knit, and knit some more!) and be sure to join the group for This Knitted Life group on Ravelry so you can be part of the fun and win some good stuff.

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  • Reply pumpkin sunrise July 20, 2016 at 5:11 am

    beautiful socks and I love where the socks have been, every single time you wear them you will think of the places you were. I made the hermione socks and wasn’t thrilled with the gusset shaping and the way it fits my foot, so I am going back to my personal sock recipe that fits me perfectly! stockinette socks lets you read at the same time 🙂

  • Reply stephanie young July 20, 2016 at 5:20 am

    Basic vanilla socks are the best….for all the reasons you listed!!!! Only problem with them is they are usually finished before I’m ready for them to be done. (ex: my latest ‘baseball’ socks for hubby—they went to college games and local games and grandson games—but there are still a few games left this summer, and I’m going to have to start some more I guess, because those ‘baseball’ socks are a done-deal) I do like the color of yours!!!

    • Reply Sarah July 20, 2016 at 7:10 am

      I love how they turned out, it’s really gorgeous yarn. I am stocking up new things for fall too 🙂

  • Reply itsallaboutpurple July 20, 2016 at 8:21 am

    pretty socks, love the color, they’ve already seen the world!!! it’s been hot, hot, hot here at the jersey shore, i do wish we did not have such extremes!!!

  • Reply zeta ( July 20, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Lovely socks! I love knitting socks during summer. Gets me in mood for more serious knitting when the weather gets colder.

  • Reply Stefanie July 20, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    I like this happy colorway; it’s like a sunset.

  • Reply Julie July 28, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    Those are absolutely beautiful, and how wonderful to have knit them in so many pretty places. Come fall, they will remind you of what a great summer you had!

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