From Spokane our trip took us straight up north, to Canamore in Alberta, Canada and there we had indeed a small Ravelry meeting planned. Not only lives my friend Lauren from Canmore, but Eryn, who now lives further up north, is from Canmore and promised to come down for the weekend. But the biggest surprise was my dear friend Evey, who lives in Toronto - and who, when she heard we'd be in Canmore, spontaneously booked a flight and made her way from one end of Canada to the other to meet.
Boy, what fun we had! Okay, it was a bit of a problem to find a place where we could enjoy the evening (since Alberta really is not a fun place to go if you smoke - you aren't even allowed on the patio in bars), but we were creative and here's us, the very first time we wever met.
A happy moment, as you can probably tell. :)
Evey loves autumn colours, so when I picked yarn to knit a pair of socks for her, I came across this terrific skein Mountain Colors Barefoot in colourway Gold Rush.
Perfect! Even though it was variegated, hence a bit more difficult to find a stitch pattern that wouldn't get spoilt by the colourful yarn. Here's what I came up with: Evey's Friendship Socks
Evey loved them and I was happy she was happy. And also, I've got to admit, I was happy with the sittch pattern I came up with, because I truly think this pattern works very well with variegated yarns.
Below you can see it in another Mountain Colors yarn and to the left is the pretty variegated yarn Laurel, SpinningFates, dyed for this pattern.