Saturday, 28 February 2009

Skiing and thick socks.....


Is it only a week since our last day of skiing in Courcheval? Seems longer! We had an awesome week. Obviously it was great to spend time with son & heir. He is having the time of his life & seems to be doing really well on his GAP ski instructors course. Why wouldn't he be? He is skiing every day, in the best ski season in Europe for 25 years, with a group of like minded & likable young people and his own skiing abilities are being even further developed by the fantastic team from 'New Generation' Ski School. We also had huge fun introducing my sister & brother in law to skiing. At least one of them is officially hooked & both report dreaming of snow every night since we got back!!!!

Teaching uncle!


The bobble hats were needed. The sun shone most days, but temperatures stayed low!

On the knitting front, my current 'obsession' (me...obsessed with knitting? Surely not!!!) is thick socks. I currently have two pairs on the needles & yarn lined up for more. I have used DK yarn (Regia Crazy Colors for me, Kaffe Fasset Regia Landscape for himself) & usual 2.5 mm needles to make a 'springy' dense sock for walking boots & shoes. Just stocking stitch for travel knitting but perhaps something more interesting next. I will upload the photos soon. I am also trying to 'perfect' toe up sock knits & use up all of the yarn!

I long to go back to the snow......................................

3 comments:

Joanne said...

Those thick socks are addictive, they go so very fast! I can't wait to live in a snowy place again so I can enjoy the fun of the thick sock knitting...

Thanks for coming over to my blog to celebrate the book with me! You'll be able to enjoy the knitting projects (already up on Ravelry) and the armchair travel even if you don't go to U.S. festivals too often!

Heather L. said...

Sounds like your son is having a wonderful and profitable time! Glad you could join him for a bit. I guess it's been a cold, long winter the world over.

clarabelle said...

Lovely photos - glad to hear that S&H is enjoying himself!

I'm with you on the 'thicker' socks thing - so much quicker to knit too!