Tuesday, June 26, 2007
I have finished my June socks! I used Brown Sheep's Wildfoote yarn in Tom Cat colorway and size 2 needles. I had wanted to try a toe up pattern and couldn't find a pattern so I made this up as I went- I didn't like the heel, but I have since found a toe up pattern and will try it on my next pair and see if I like the heel better. I also used a lace cable stitch from a Big Book of Knitting Stitch Patterns. I liked being able to try the socks on as I went.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
My husband and I went camping early last week with our son (he is home on a three week leave). You have to understand that we live in Idaho and it has not rained in several weeks and the weather has been in the 80's etc. We left on Monday and the temps were in the low 80's beautiful- headed for Redfish Lake in central Idaho. The first two pictures show the camp site. Tuesday was colder (mid 50's) and drizzle of rain, but bearable. Dave and Jon went for a 10 mile hike while Mom stayed at camp to rest and get some knitting and quilting done. Rained most of Tuesday night and we woke to SNOW!!!! It was not sticking to the ground near the camp site but you could see it in the surrounding mountains and the next pictures are of the Gelena pass (elevation 8,701) were it was sticking!!!! Needless to say we packed up and left Wednesday. I have been in bed the last three days with a cold!!! I never was sick over the winter, but of course it is June and now I have a cold :o) But you have to love Idaho- it is always an adventure!!!