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Ms. Knits: The sock gets a new heel and goes to an airshow

Monday, March 20

The sock gets a new heel and goes to an airshow

First, the new and improved short row heel for the sockapaloooza sock:



Yes, the flap heel has been frogged. In its place, a new, more proportional short row heel. Not only does this heel look better, I have a feeling it will fit better too.

The sock had quite an adventurous weekend as well. Most of the heel/foot knitting was done in the car on Saturday, as we were sitting in traffic trying to get to the California Capital Airshow. It took us an hour and a half to go about 2 miles! Finally, we gave up, and postponed our trip to the airshow until Sunday. Having learned our lesson, we took the light rail and bus on Sunday. Much easier than fighting traffic!

The sock (and I) got to see some pretty cool planes. Very little knitting got done at the airshow though. I was too busy marveling at the performances and all the amazing aircraft. Between Todd and I, we ended up with over 400 pictures from the airshow... a few of my favorites are below.

The sock and a fighter jet

The sock and a WW2 war bird

A war bird in flight

A biplane

Simulated Blackhawk rescue

The Blue Angels

A C5 Galaxy cargo plane - this thing is HUGE!

8 Comments:

Blogger caitlyn said...

Glad that you figured out a heel that works better for you! The pattern looks very nice.
The Airshow pictures are great -- sounds like you, Todd, and the sock enjoyed it a lot. =)

3/20/2006 10:13 AM  
Anonymous Dani said...

I think I am jealous that that sock is better traveled than I am ;-) Looks like you all had lots of fun! And while the other heel probably would have been just fine, this new one looks awesome !! Your pal is lucky (I AM voice of experience after all!! *s*)

3/20/2006 11:50 AM  
Blogger Ruth said...

i was sitting in the exact same traffic too! except i wasn't going to the airshow (darn it, because i grew up watching the blue angels and loving it), i was going to a bridal shower in orangevale. =P

3/20/2006 1:24 PM  
Anonymous Rebekah said...

Great pictures, love the sock.

3/20/2006 2:34 PM  
Blogger alison said...

Well, this heel looks great! The sock is beautiful.

3/21/2006 9:14 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Very nice heel and the pictures are awesome.

3/21/2006 2:38 PM  
Anonymous Lorio said...

Hey we were there on Sunday too! We took lightrail from our house and then hoofed it in from Mather/Mills. Quite a hike, but it was a nice day for it.

On Saturday, the Blue Angels flight path for when they regroup was right over our house! So cool to see them zooming down our street.

3/21/2006 4:51 PM  
Blogger Linz said...

Wow - what an adventure for your sock!
Looks great!

3/28/2006 3:45 PM  

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