Thursday, July 23, 2009

Into the West

Here is little Johnathan, now four months old, teething, and finally getting to enjoy the cozy baby blanket I knitted for him on a 100+ degree day. Poor thing. He seems to like it, though. While I was quite capable of getting this knitted before he arrived, I was incapable of getting it in the mail or driving across town to get it to him for four months. How lame is that? Like a bad actor, lousy comedian or poky pizza guy, I need to work on my delivery.

Just a quick post to announce that posting may be hit or miss over the next two weeks. The day after tomorrow Jeff and I head to the southern Sierras in California for a week of site-seeing and hiking with my brother. I don't get to spend nearly enough time with him and I'm really looking forward to hanging out with my little bro in the great outdoors. And then, of course, it's up to Portland and The Summit.

This afternoon I dropped by The Knitting Nest to make sure I was all set with circulars and DPNs and yarn for the classes I'm taking. Fortunately, none of my classes require homework, but I do have to have all kinds of needle sizes and yarn types. It's a bit confusing. I have a few days to take care of last-minute things once I get up there, so I'm not terribly worried. I'm more worried that everyone else in the classes is going to be light-years ahead of me skill-wise and that I'll have trouble keeping up. I know this isn't true, but I have to worry about it anyway. That's just me.

I'll try to do a bit of blogging from the road, but if it happens it will be sporadic. Of course, I'll share in more detail upon my return. I'm so excited!


I finished the 14505 socks tonight, so I thought I'd add this to the post. The plan is to use these as hiking socks on the trip. Hopefully, I'll have some exciting shots of them in action on the trail in a week or so. Why am I calling these 14505 socks? You're welcome to guess, but if you do, please don't comment on this post and spoil the fun. Just email me directly (stevenself at Stay tuned!


  1. Have a great trip! I wanna hear all about sock summit when you get back.

  2. I hope you are having a great trip - can't wait to hear about it!

    And I have no idea on the sock name :-)