log cabin socks progress

As in I’m reporting on their progress, and they are progressing!

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One done, and the other nearly so. They do fit a men’s 11, so they are loose on me here.

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Quick and easy, and I like the patterning, especially down the heel. I left the tail on the toe, in case they were too short. Looks like they’ll only take 300 yards, versus the 400 called for for the men’s size 9. The knitting universe is sometimes odd like that.

weekend creature feature

Went for a quick kayak yesterday on the Kennebec River. I thought maybe I’ll see a sturgeon. I saw six!! No pictures, though, because I didn’t have my camera. And in truth, if I did, all you would see is a splash or a ripple in the water.

Check out Linwood Riggs’ pictures of sturgeon… yowsa!

And this quick video, I was just downstream of the high bridge, between Augusta and Hallowell…

They surely are some ugly fish.

6 Responses so far

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    Chris said,

    July 20, 2009 @ 5:34 pm

    Those are such great socks! Couple years ago, a 100-year old sturgeon washed up on the shore of Lake Harriet, a lake in the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes. Hmm. Might wanna think twice about letting the kiddies and small pets swim in that lake…

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    kmkat said,

    July 20, 2009 @ 5:40 pm

    So sturgeon are ugly fish? As opposed to all those gorgeous fish like pike and crappies?

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    Blogless Carrie said,

    July 20, 2009 @ 8:57 pm

    Love the socks, and wow, are those sturgeon HUGE!! I am only familiar with the ones dotting the Gardiner landscape a few years ago, and the sturgeon windvane in Gardiner, of course…

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    Emily said,

    July 21, 2009 @ 9:05 am

    The patterning on the heel is very nice.

    Those photos are wonderful – not that I’m big into fish photography, but the way Linwood was able to capture such a fleeting moment is amazing.

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    Molly Bee said,

    July 21, 2009 @ 7:46 pm

    Beautious socks and video!!!!

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    Linwood Riggs said,

    July 24, 2009 @ 8:08 pm

    I have to agree – sturgeon surely are ugly fish from certain angles, but I think they’re quite striking and majestic when viewed in profile as they leap out of the water. I posted one recently that looks a lot like a shark. It’s a real challenge to photograph them.

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