Sunday, August 19, 2007

The return of the Pilgrim

Gentle Reader, I happily report our safe return from a two-week sojourn on the continent of Europe. This lovely little pilgrimage took us to Rome, Florence and finally a blissful poolside retreat in the incredibly quaint village of Mougins in the South of France. Over the course of the trip, one engaged in lots of sightseeing, shopping, EATING, lounging.....and of course, a modicum of knitting.
"Jaywalking" in Florence

What better project to take along on the road but a lovely little sock - in this case, the famous "Jaywalker" by the divine Grumperina.

Trekking pro natura, 75% superwash, 25% bamboo, color #1602, on US #1 bamboo needles.

Needless to say, this colorway, although beautiful, is a bit wild for a Pilgrim. Indeed, it is one in a series of projects to address my Long-Suffering Other's obsession with stripey socks of any sort. The wilder and stripey-er the better, as far as the L-SO is concerned. (However, I will secretly admit that, based on how well this is shaping up, the Pilgrim will surely try these on for size when done.)

Oh, and by the by, the photos were taken in our delightful hotel room at the Helvetia & Bristol, in the veritable heart of Firenze. Not inexpensive, but everything a Pilgrim would want in a hotel. (The Long-Suffering Other is nothing if not an excellent arranger of things, including the many details of this most recent pilgrimage. Most deserving of a beautiful sock. Most deserving indeed.....)

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