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Confession: Smartwool addiction

Finally I got around to photographing the TWOs I was talking about in this earlier post.  I’ll post those pictures below but first need to explain about the sock addiction that I have.

The true addiction to Smartwool:  Longer that a year ago, I was hiking through a snow field up at Mt. St. Helens with my friends G. and N.  My boots, socks and feet were SOAKED.  Unprepared a hiker as I am, I had no SPARE pair of socks with me, however, N. did.  She offered me a pair of Smartwool Saturns that I put on and into my wet boots.  About 90 minutes downhill, my feet were not only DRY but also WARM.  Do this to a notorious cold-footy like me, and I was convinced.

I got myself my first Smartwool pair at a local shoe store and have been addicted ever since.

They keep your feet even tempered, even in hot summer days.

They wick moisture away and keep warmth in.

They make the best bed socks – EVER

A lot of them have cushioned bottoms – you feel like walking on air.

You will never have blister in a Smartwool sock.

I sell them.

Enough advertising?

Compendium KHFleckerFloral Fan KHFloral MirrorFoot SpaNatural History Pressed Leaf

New OmbreTransversal

And while all of the socks above are for women, I also have some good styles for guys.  Do not feel left out!

Hunky Rib Street HikerThermal Stitch  Diamond Jim


Going Camping

Yes, that’s what we want to do this weekend. Camping. Before Fall officially starts. We are probably going to freeze out bee-hinds off. AND we probably have to be in bed by 8:30 because it will be dark. We wanted to go camping so badly this summer. First, our tent was with other people on a camping trip. The other tent we have was nowhere to be found. Until it turned up in the garage rafters. And only because ‘someone’ decided to look into the box marked ‘tent’ and only because it was me who said the tent was red and the box was blue. Ummpf. Well, we did not go camping when we should have. We also promised the dog all summer long. Good thing she has a limited vocabulary. So now we have to make good on what we said. We’re probably going over to the east side of the state. Throw the dog in a cold lake and we stay out of it. It is just as well. Camping is great. “There is no bad weather, only inappropriate clothing”, to quote my dear dad.

Since I have all these at the store, we can at least be sure to have TOASTY feet….

And if you are curious to see what else is there in the SOCK department, check these out!

Flickr Photos


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