Maple Socks

I always travel with a pair of socks on the needles — for three reasons: compact,  portable and requires little concentration. So as we packed to travel to Northern Ontario and Quebec to visit friends, I checked my sock yarn stash. There at the top of Sock Yarn Bin #2 was a skein of Sweet Georgia Sock Yarn begging to get on the needles. The colorway was Maple — perfect for Fall knitting!

Maple by Sweet Georgia
Maple by Sweet Georgia

I had planned to knit on the shuttle bus to SEATAC, but it was still too dark outside; so I cast on when we were through security and waiting to board the flight to Toronto. I kept knitting during boarding and take off. I was almost to the end of the cuff when the flight attendant brought my first cup of coffee — with Maple Leaf stirrers! Good theme and color match for my knitting! I knit all day as we traveled to Toronto, went through customs and boarded the second flight to Sudbury.

Air Canada Coffee Stirrers
Air Canada Coffee Stirrers

I knit a bit each day we were in Whitefish,  in between hiking and ATV rides around Rick and Estelle’s couple hundred acres of bush. They are avid hunters and fishers who never have to leave their property to catch fish in the river or track game in the bush. Rick said we had a good chance of seeing a moose! Since I’ve only ever seen two in the wild, both along highways in British Colombia, I was stoked!

Intersection of the Sugar Bush Trail and the Bull Moose Trail
Intersection of the Sugar Bush Trail and the Bull Moose Trail

The leaves were just beginning to turn and the colors were beautiful — a bit like my Maple yarn!

The Beginnings of Fall Color in the Bush
The Beginnings of Fall Color in the Northern Ontario Bush

The four of us drove to Belleterre, Quebec, to spend time at the Lapointe cottage on Lac aux Sables for a few days. The weather was cool and rainy — just right for relaxing and hanging out in front of the big window with an awesome view of the lake.  With a fire in the stove, pickerel and moose steaks in the frying pans, and great conversation, we had a memorable time!

Moose Steaks
Moose Steaks
Pickerel in the Pan
Pickerel in the Pan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was a wonderful lake with awesome sunsets, despite the weather. I spent a lot of time knitting on my socks while enjoying the sunsets! The colors even looked like my Maple socks!

Sunset on Lac aux Stables
Sunset on Lac aux Stables

After ten days it was time to leave our dear friends and head home. My socks were almost finished…

Maple Socks
Maple Socks

… but these were the only moose I saw —

A Herd of Moose
A Herd of Moose

Until we meet again….I can’t promise moose in Washington, but I’ll promise lots of eagles in January, Rick!

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2 thoughts on “Maple Socks

    1. Amazing! I spent every summer of my childhood (and many as an adult) on Lake Nipissing near Verner! Our friends live in Whitefish! They retired from teaching in Sudbury! Small world.

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