Wednesday, March 21, 2007

These Gifts Are Meant for Walking

This is a post I should have made in January -- but I never got around to taking the critical pictures. So now I'll brag up my daughter and SIL. To be specific, they are among those people who are blessed in the gift-selecting department.

You may recall that several months ago, I was careless with my prize black walking stick and had to make do with a thrift shop ski pole conversion. But it wasn't black. This past Christmas, the kids presented me with a long tube. Usually, that means an extra big or an old historic topo map that SIL has printed out just for me. Imagine my surprise when out popped a brand new black walking stick. Believe you me, I'm being extra careful not to leave it behind.

Then there is the new approach to socks. Sewn. Cut from Polartec fleece. Comfy. Warm. And wild. Suitable for wearing with one's favorite river sandals.

The stars showed up in a package a year ago.

Here are my new socks for 2007. Don't they look like legs borrowed from a Dr. Seuss character?

9 comments:

herhimnbryn said...

Oh divine socks! Query? Are the seams flat? Is it your own pattern? I am asking because they would be perfect for our winters in Oz.

Kate said...

Herhimnbryn, check out Acorn socks They are wonderful!

Mamasan--Glad you like the stick!

Granny J said...

Years ago, I discovered some sewn "socks" with a toe divide, meant to keep your feet warm while wearing zoris. They weren't nearly as comfy as the Acorns, which are made of a stretchy fabric. As for the stick, it is light and lovely! I got into the stick habit long ago, climbing minor canyons and such. Now, in my dotage, it is an important companion.

catalyst said...

Love the socks, GJ. We got some for the rich and beautiful daughter for Christmas but they have toes in them.

Granny J said...

Hey, Mr. Cat-a -- where on earth did you get sox with toes???

Steve G said...

Hippy socks if I ever saw any.

Granny J said...

A bit pricy for a hippy -- at least the old model hippy. These days, I suppose they're all well endowed.

k said...

Wow! Talk about knock your socks off!

Granny J said...

They're especially great for this in-between weather, when you're rarin' to wear sandals, but it's still a bit chilly. Now my SIL wears the dang things with sandals out in the field in winter. That's pushing it just a bit. Especially at higher elevations.

 
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