Our challenge is to design something to be used on a fantasy vacation. Mine is a total fantasy - and involves snow which I don't much like at all. A couple of years ago, my daughter went on a dog-sledding 'vacation' - I think it was actually pretty hard work. But it also sounded like a lot of fun and if I were a few years younger might consider it but now it's only a dream.
I figured I might want a pair of warm apres-sled socks to wear while knitting after a hard day mushing the dogs. So, I used my hand-dyed yarn which reminded me of Northern Lights and some soft sunny yellow that Teresa gave me for the trims. There will be big knit balls on the ends of the laces...I'm not sure about the bind-off across the toe: I was hoping it would balance the garter stitch in the plackets. The toes are short-row and I could graft the stitches for a smoother top. What do you think?
Of course, I'm not happy unless I'm right down to the wire. I also plan to knit a pair of fingerless mitts in case it's cold knitting at night. They should be pretty quick knitting, though - we'll see next week.