and sick with the cold mom shared…but we’ll ignore that! Lotta pictures here…
a jetway never looked so good! Can you say land at A4 in Detroit (mile long terminal) at 8:55 and get to A56 (only 2/3 down the terminal this time, going out was ALL the way down!) by 9:01? Thankfully they held the plane until 9:11 and I was there by 9:07.
Look what was waiting for me at home,
I won Dottie’s contest at Yarn Floozies! Thanks Dotty!
So, the knitting before I left,
for mom, her birthday was while we were away
I made a similar pair for auntie, though the cuff was twice as high and the socks were a bit longer. Each pair was made from one ball of Cascade Fixation, and with a fair amount left over! Cast on 36, knit a 1 inch (mom’s) to 1.5-2 inch (auntie’s) cuff, do your heel and gusset, knit to length of foot. I used US 3′s.
Fiber Trends peak experience sock, the Mt. Hood pattern, in Fleece Artist Merino Sock, courtesy of the Little Knits gift certificate from v back in October!
Toe ups! From the summer 07 IK. Oh, and yes, that is the grand canyon behind the sock!
Did you notice I’m wearing my bag? (that sounds odd…). I’m nearly done with the first sock in this pair, here it is again before I did the heel,
guess where? The yarn is from adam’s shop, yarn nerd, the sport weight sock yarn (with nylon). It’s very soft, and I love the colorway!
I have maybe an inch to go before casting off the cuff. I wonder if Adam has been to a peat bog? Are there peat bogs in New Mexico? Anyhow, he captures the color of the lighter Sphagnum centrale, the medium green of Sphagnum squarrosum, and the brownish of Sphagnum papillosum. He’s only missing the dark red of S. magellanicum, but I like the colorway the way it is!
The trip…was fun. Saw a little bit of a lot of things, like getting a taste sampler. This is already a pretty picture heavy post, so I’ll put up only a bit now, more later.
We started in Jackson, Wyoming. One night at the Teton Mountain Lodge, a ski resort. Spent a day on a bus looking at the Grand Tetons. Two nights at Jackson Lake Lodge. We were in cabins, but the view from the lodge itself was incomparable! Off to Yellowstone, saw Old Faithful (check it out, a web cam! maybe they shot us the day we were there!) and the Fountain Paint Pots, also a lot of bison and elk, but no grizzlies or wolves. We ended the day at Idaho Falls, Montana (don’t be fooled by the picture, the falls drop all of about 4 feet!) where we boarded the train.
the mt. hoods at the million dollar cowboy bar in Jackson. Oh, and, um, yes, it was very amusing to watch mom get herself up on the saddle barstool, and even more amusing to watch her get off!
a baby elk! its mom must have left it here for the afternoon. it was only 3 feet from the side of the jeep road behind the jackson lake lodge! uncle would’ve missed it, we watched a jogger run past, clueless…but i said we should watch in case the baby jumped up and gave the geezer a heart attack!
one of many wildly colored hot springs, pools, geysers, etc at yellowstone
baby bison! they are the color of golden retrievers!
I’ll put up more trip pics over the next few days. And stories about people, the train, etc. I probably won’t have much new knitting though!