October is also Socktoberfest, and it was perfect for travelling.* I had two pairs of socks on the go before we left and plans to buy more sock yarn on the way. Lots of driving meant lots of knitting, and my total knitting during the trip was finishing 3 pairs of socks and getting another sock past the gusset.  It’s wonderful how knitting can soothe or energize depending on my needs.


I don’t have any finished sock pictures yet – I’m still dealing with the 1000+ pictures from the trip.

But I did get photos of two socks underway while we were underway, as it were.

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Travelling with Knitting


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Sock on the west coast.

Yarn: Supergarne Aktiv, 02204 red/pink/orange

Pattern: Bubble Wrap Socks (free Ravelry link)

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Travelling with Knitting

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Sock at the Grand Canyon.

Yarn: SuperSock from Abstract Fiber, Burnside Bridge

Pattern: November Socks (free Ravelry link)

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*Why do Canadians spell it with 2 Ls and Americans 1? Why?


6 thoughts on “Socktoberfest

  1. patricia says:

    I love the traveling sock photos!

    (See, since I’m American, I used one “l”. The was one of those spelling bits that always flustered me, and I’m a pretty good speller. Then, just a few years back while trying to help my daughter with spelling, I learned the rule that if the accent is on the first syllable in such a word, you only use one consonant before the suffix. So that would make the spelling traveling, while a word like excel becomes excelling. I felt pretty good about finally knowing that rule–until now, when I hear that Canadians do it differently. So much for rules! For every one there seems to be an exception!)

  2. patricia says:

    In my last comment, *the* should be *that*.

    See what happens when I try to get the spelling right: I mess up the wording. No wonder kids struggle with this stuff!

  3. Shannon says:

    “Why do Canadians spell it with 2 Ls and Americans 1? Why?”
    Because when the American Revolution happened a bunch of spellings, pronunciations and usages changed, just to prove that we weren’t British anymore.

  4. Jean in Wisconsin says:

    Why do Canadians spell it with 2 Ls and Americans 1? Why?

    If you study dialects, you will see that language is constantly changing. When a group of people speaking the same language become separated, their language will continue to change–in different ways. Early in U.S. history, Daniel Webster and others wanted to reform spelling rules because they were not standardized. Although they were not overly successful (today’s spelling rules are said to only cover about 33% of our words), some changes did occur–and Britain was not about to change their spelling to match the rebellious Americas. Canada did not break from Britain as did the U.S., so they followed the rules of Britain and not the U.S.

    At least that is what I remember from those 6 credits of dialects I took in grad school oooooooh so many years ago. LOL! 🙂 Jean

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