No, this isn't a view from an airplane; it's the view from the summit, where we ate our lunch and staved off hail.
The hike up Bald Mountain wasn't as difficult as I expected. (This is not the Bald Mountain of composer Mussorgsky fame as performed in "Fantasia." This one is a mountain in the Uintas, in Utah.) One of our friends who went on the hike suggested that our…
I'm going to card this with my Shetland wool (and later the Romney and some KP Wool of the Andes spinning fiber) to use for socks this winter.
The other was a lovely shawl from a dear friend who lives far away. I…
This scrumptious array of fabrics is what greets you when you enter Sharon's Attic Quilt Shop in Hillsboro, Oregon. The shop was just a close walk from DS2’s and DDIL2's home in Beaverton.
Here are some other shots of the nice selection inside the store:
Sock Summit 2011 was great! I got to meet some good friends from among the wonderful people at the Knit Picks Knitting Community.
The event was held at the Oregon Convention Center in downtown Portland. (Where else would they hold a sock-knitting convention but in a building adorned with knitting needles?)
There were some wonderful classes. Here I am with Mary Scott Huff, who…Continue
New DDIL, Alexa, and I got to visit Crafts Americana's office in Vancouver. Crafts Americana is home to Knit Picks and Connecting Threads and host to the Knitting Community and Quilt With Us. In the photo above are (from left) Jenny, Kerin, Alisha, me, Alexa and Alison.
Alison met us in the lobby and gave us the grand tour of the company. The ground floor entrance area was manned by the great people of…
Today you will get to read more about our vacation in Oregon, including the quilt show at Sisters on July 9th.
This was my favorite, but there were a number of quilts that were close to beating this one out! On top of that, some of the ladies from…Continue
Here's the happy couple:
It was a beautiful day, it didn't rain in Western Oregon, and everything came off without a…Continue
Vintage Stitchers met on Thursday out on Barbara's lovely covered patio.
Brenda had finished quilting her Hungry Caterpillar quilt. Her's the front:
The big FO for this week was the felted bag for my MacBook:
The pups are enjoying their walks:
We certainly have had enough rain and snow to last us! The seasonal streams are flowing full force, and the snow is disappearing. There is none left in our yard.…Continue
The visit to Gardner Village was the big event of the week. Since spring wouldn't come to Park City...
...we took the group to where spring had arrived. Seven members of Common Threads packed into two cars and drove…Continue
It has been switching back and forth between snow and rain every day for a week. At least I have my knitting to keep me warm!
Before my DSIL passed away in October, she gave me her one and only UFO: an Aran Cardigan she had started for her DH, using wool from Kilronan on the island of Inish Mor,…Continue
The Crocuses (Croci?) are coming up!
"The Shawl" is done, blocked and photographed:…Continue
The front deck is getting more sun all the time. You can see that Rocky got to the sunny spot first.
The snow is melting...melting...melting, but we're supposed to get more tonight. Spring at last? Not until the pups can go out in the backyard without being able to walk over the fence…Continue
Diane proudly shows off her appliqué. Brenda, who is expecting another DGD gets advice on how to put a border on this quilt she's making from Dr. Seuss fabrics.
Ellen is back in town to visit for a couple of weeks.You may remember her pineapple quilt. She is finished with the top.…
The leaves are starting to peek through, but we won't have the flowers for another month. Still, we have beauties to enjoy, so we can't complain!
I finished the latest mitts for Mitts of Steal. If anyone wants to help, please contact me. I'm currently collecting fingerless mitts for another dialysis clinic in Beaverton. I'll deliver them when I'm there in July. The cuffs need to be no longer than 3" and…
I will send it on its way today. Ravelry members can see how I did it here. I used Swish DK in Bare and Di.Vé Cipria in yellow, held together, and Stroll fingering weight yarn to embroider the eyes and beak. It's about 2 1/2" high. Daphne should be able to hold it in her hand…Continue