As part of the Trek Along I am supposed to post photos of my progress while out hiking. As part of my current life I am not doing much Trekking except with the yarn. But this morning, in a rare moment of chutzpah (and because I told Leah I would get my sock posted - we are working on the same colour) I took my sock for a little walk. This lane is part of our farm. It leads to a bridge which passes over a creek and to a large meadow we have on the other side of the creek. Here is my sock hanging out. This is my first sock on two circulars (which I love - next pair; two socks on two circs!) with the yarn hanging out in one of the lovely sock bags by Jen. Her sock bags are divine (that's another post). The colour is #110 and the pattern is the Slipped Stitch Rib from Sensational Knitted Socks. I love the pattern (not too overwhelming for the variegated yarn) and I love the book. Love the book; everyone should own this modest on the cover book. It rocks. What I am not so enamoured with is the yarn. I will finish knitting this pair of socks. Please don't throw sock yarn at me but I have to say that the Trekking is rough, not too stretchy and generally, to me, not all that it is hyped up to be. It feels coarse and doesn't have that wonderful springy feel to it that I have come to love (and expect) in a good yarn. Perhaps it is because I have had the opportunity to use other more lovely yarns for socks (i.e. Lorna's Laces, Crown Mountain, Vespers, Fleece Artist, STR, Mountain Colours, Cherry Hill, RYC Cashsoft) that Trekking, Opal and Regia just aren't doing it for me anymore. The others (LL, CM, V, FA, STR,, MC, CH, RYC) are not really that much more ($5.00-$10.00 per pair) and I have to say that the small difference in money is really worth it for the huge difference in feel and quality. My Trekking was $20.00 Cdn for a skein (459 yards) and the Vespers, for example, $24.00 Cdn for a skein (440 yards). A $4.00 difference if you are looking at the cost alone. The absolutely distinct difference in the knitting pleasure while knitting is immeasurable.