Saturday, March 24, 2007

Kate's Here!

My sister's here this week for her Spring break. Next weekend we're going to hike Pine Mountain Trail. I'm so excited to get back outside! Just me, kate, and bears (eek). I started out as usual packing for the trip. Initially, only the basics, there were no frills going into my pack. (Note I said initially) I talked with my mom one day and she just couldn't help but to ask if I were packing any yarn. "No, absolutely not" I replied "this is a hiking trip, not a knitting expedition". There were a few moments of silence and then a slow and careful "Do you think you can go four days without knitting? I mean not even a sock?". "Of course I can go four days without knitting" I quickly answered. Then it sank in. All I could think about was four days, hmmm, that's 96 hours without knitting. What could I finish in that time? Loads of Lizard Ridge squares, a couple pairs of socks, scarves, lace....ahh how could I commit to something when I can't knit for days on end. I mean I guess I could grab some sticks and sharpen them, maybe knit with some grass or tree bark, not exactly ideal. After all of this ran through my head, "Well socks don't really count and they don't weigh much either". Yup I cracked, thus a pair of trekking socks will be thrown into my pack. I'll be sure to get pics of me on a mountian summit knitting a pair of socks. Oh come on, that sounds awesome!
On a completely different note, I just saw Little Children at the Lyric and I highly recommend seeing it; great acting, interesting plot, good movie. Gather up some friends, go to the movie, proceed to the nearest coffee shop (knitting in tow), and have some great conversation.

8 comments:

jennie said...

Oh, I used to live right at the base of Pine Mountain (in Dickenson County, Va) -- I drove over that mountain almost daily to visit friends/do work in Kentucky. I miss it so -- say hello for me!

Blissful Debbie said...

You mean you can't hike and knit at the same time......I thought everyone could do that :-))
Have a great trip.

Gina said...

Hike, knit, and chew gum at the same time!

Loren said...

The knitting would be problematic with the trekking poles. Don't think that would pan out, but hey I could try. I'd probably sprain my other ankle though.

Nan said...

I am not sure why the trekking poles could not be used as giant knitting needles...you could make a great hammock...with the right amount of rope...wonder what that guage would be??

Gina said...

LOVE THE NEW MEEZ!

Bel said...

Hey! I looove your Meez! And your sis is so sweet. I'm glad you could both go to dinner on Wednesday. Hope you're having fun hiking, safe and dry.

Gina said...

If you don't write a new blog entry...Iam going to kill myself.