Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Colorado to home

Unfortunately we are back in hot Texas, but what a good vacation. Here are a few more pictures from the mountains.

Aspens in Colorado
Originally uploaded by amyeetx.

And one of my favs--sheep grazing in the fields. I yelled at my husband--pull over--take pictures of those sheep. Sheep aren't really what a geologist looks for in the mountains, but hey--I'm a bit wool obsessed. Notice that we took a picture? Remember that lost camera? I remembered that the hubby had put the camera on a picnic table at a roadside stop. We headed back a few hours later to see if it was there and it wasn't--but a card from the sheriff was. The sheriff picked up our camera and took it to the town office for us to receive. What a relief.

Grazing Sheep
Originally uploaded by amyeetx.

As we were driving around I was able to knit away. I found two yarn stores in Steamboat Springs. The Fiber Exchange was right downtown and Knitch (no website) was at the gondola area. I visited both and they had fairly standard supplies. The Fiber Exchange did carry Fleece Artist, from Halifax, Nova Scotia. This is beautiful yarn and comes as skein or in kit form. The kits are simple knits, but the yarn is gorgeous, in beautiful textures and colors. I purchased the Thrum Mitt kit since I needed to knit this yarn.

Thrummed Mittens
Originally uploaded by amyeetx.

Thrumming, so aptly explained by the Yarn Harlot, allows you to make these puffy mittens with soft fleece that warms your hands like a fire! The kit was fun to knit and my only complaint is the yarn quantity. I made the medium, hit gauge, and had about 10 inches of yarn left. The fleece was scanter--I had to canibalize the roving from the first mitten. But, I loved making these and the fleece had lots of lanoline that was like instant moisturizer.

I also finished the cabled beret that I started before leaving:

Originally uploaded by amyeetx.

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Cable Cardigan

Faroe Island Sweater

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