Thursday, November 09, 2006

Wild and Wooly

If you have seen the news recently you probably have heard that we have been having some pretty wild weather out here in the Northwest. The water was really high, which is unusual for this time of year. So, I went out and took some photos with my mom and her twin sister.

Here is a view of the railroad bridge nearly underwater. We kept hearing rumors on Tuesday that it was underwater. The train most certainly wasn't running that day either. I don't know one way or the other, since these were taken on Wednesday.

Here's another view where you can see that all of those lovely trees were once on an island and are now partially underwater.

This is a picture from our deck, compare it to this earlier picture taken of the lovely foliage. I think it has totally reformed the land where people would fish or swim. Not to mention that that lovely substation is now underwater. Thankfully it really isn't used to power anyone in town.

Ok, onto the wooly! These skeins are all 100 grams for each pair. I just hate skeins that have knots in the middle of them so I break them up and come up with 100 gram pairs. I'm going to sell them at a discount in my etsy shop, because they are in 2 skeins. It does take me awhile to come up with groups of them, because for the most part my yarn comes in perfect 100 gram skeins. (There are also some of those in my shop too).

Finally, here is the little Debbie Bliss Baby Hoody. It is made out of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran Color #207 and is from the Debbie Bliss Special Knits book. I love this hoodie. It was really fun and fast. It had a lot of plain mindless knitting combined with more complicated techniques to keep me interested.
The only little thing that bothered me, which should hopefully help others trying to make this pattern, is the hood. There are approximately twice as many hood stitches to sew than there are back sts. This makes the hood poof out for the babies head. I just wish there had been a picture of the back of the hood in the book. So I thought I would put one here. I had to ease the hood in, which wasn't so bad, but was a bit of a surprise. (The more accurate color is in the first picture). I'm just pretty happy to have this one finished and I could totally see myself making another one. This is a store model that will be down at Knot Another Hat.


Bobbi said...

Wow! We ended up with 3-4 inches of wet, sloppy snow today. This morning we had green grass.

mims said...

the baby sweater is so cute.

and my basement started leaking for the 1st time with all the rain this week. one of the leaks was coming UP from the middle of the floor, not attatched to any exterior wall...

kitkatknit said...

I am interested in the 2 skeins of the dark orangie yarn on the right. Didn't see it on Etsy. (or I don't have enough coffee in me to see it)


Anonymous said...

Beautiful knitting, I'd like to order one of everything I've seen! Very delightful website! GiGi