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Real Man's Survivial Guide

Yesterday, 1/28/2007 in SALT LAKE CITY, UT: 31 high, 7 low

ValleyairfromthehigherelevationsisthickuBlueblueskiesofsnowbirdinjanuary What does a real man do when the air of January is (in)edible, unhealthy and unbreathable?  He follows the suggestion of Utah's Motto "Life Elevated" and takes off for higher elevations.  He fills his lungs with clean, crisp mountain air and enjoys the bright blue sky at Snowbird.

ArealmanhasabigolheapofbreakfastArealmanwearswarmbootsandhemshisownpants A real man eats a big ol' pile of hardy breakfast, with strong black coffee (ok, with an added bit of cream and a touch of sugar), and stares with love into the eyes of his charming and talented wife. He knows the value of all things good and has worn his favorite cap, from the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics, for years.  A real man knows how to dress for the cold, wears warm boots and pants he hemmed himself ( his secret is iron -on seam tape).

A real man wears warm wool socks, hand knit by his very talented and loving wife. 


He also knows just how special his real socks are.  He is a real smart man.


Pattern: Garter Rib Socks from Sensational Knitted Socks
Yarn: Jessie’s Superwash Worsted from her A Piece of Vermont Store
Color: Black Walnut
Needles: Size 4 DPN Bamboo
Time to Knit: 1-01-07 - 1-25-07


Great socks. I can't see where the color changed at the toe. How'd you do that?

Of course he's real smart. He married you, didn't he?

Those socks (and that man) are stunning. What a picture! HI SMITH! HI!

Coming from a girl who picks up about a thousand black walnuts every other year -- we've got a 100 yr old tree -- that color is spot on! I love the idea of a colorway so connected to the outside. Lovely yet manly socks. Nice work.

I adore Smith's Canada hat. I have the hooded sweatshirt and it's probably my favorite article of clothing. Roots makes great quality stuff. My sweatshirt looks new and I've had it for 5 years.

awwww cute post. Cute model ;)
Must say i'm diggin the hat Smith :)

I don't think I've ever seen eggs and bacon served in a bowl before. Is this another mark of a smart man?? After seing your pictures of the inversion, I'd head UP and OUT too.

OMG, you did a fantastic job Kitchenering the toe!!

Yay Smith!! Great socks, Margene!

The garter rib is my go-to man-sock, but the color is great. Talk about a Real Man Sock!

those are some nice socks!

They look great! So cozy ;)

Love these socks!

What, no waffles? They're manly. Love the socks - you got yourself a keeper Margene.

We headed up to Solitude so DV#1 could get some decent air in his lungs. I thought of you as we passed Silver Fork! :)

Happily real men are also willing to pose in their stocking feet in public for the sake of showing off their fab new socks to their talented wife's knitterly friends everywhere. That is quite the man in wonderful new socks!

Gorgeous socks!! And a real man doesn't complain when he has to stand outside in the cold in his new socks for blog photographs. ;)

I just want to come to SLC to eat breakfast with you on Sunday....the socks are great!

a Real Man has a really great grey mah'stash!! not to be confused with his beautiful and talented wife's mah'yarn Stash.

I ought to show this post to my husband in order to get him to actually wear the socks that I knit for him last year. They still haven't been worn. I know he'll approve of the new socks (and the hat -- he loves Roots!). And I could do with some of that lovingly gazing into my eyes, too!

You make me miss SLC! Yep, I agree that Smith's a keeper - he knows good socks and the good woman who made them for him!

Love that that REAL man poses for you in his socking feet!!

Fab! That is one great man and one great pair of socks.

I love reading the "stories behind the photoshoot" Kind of like True Hollywood Story for knitters.

My favorite line out of this one? "...and stares with love into the eyes of his charming and talented wife." It was so unexpected - but so right.

Beautiful...ummm, I mean manly socks you have there! ;)

Good. Smart. Great. Creative. Loving.

You put the gender identifiers where you will in that list, but I think both belong on all.

Blue skies

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