Swedish Knitblogger who loves spinning, knitting, dyeing and yarn. I will do some other roundabouts about life too.

Monday, August 11, 2008

NAWC (3): Mt Rainer, and Pomatomus sock started

Ok, do you see me in the first picture? With wonderful Mt Rainer above. We were superlucky and had the best weather for out climb quite a bit up that mountain (4 hours up, 1.5 down!)over snow and just fantastically beautiful sunshine day. Im not fit to it, but again, Im a stubborn willpowered girl, so all nice americans thought I needed their sunscreen, well, I tell you, bad shape. (btw..But already 3 days on the Wii fit is making wonders. It is just so fun. I had no idea I could love exercise!) Anyhow, Mt Rainer is just near Seattle. Clean air and silent. We slept over and enjoyed a greattalk about the 3 tribes of native americans in the area. Ok, I was finished with my Noro Cardigan by this time, and started on the July Knitty-sock Pomatomus in South West tradings Bamboo yarn. I can tell you, I should have gone done one size in yarn and needle, but I would not know until the first sock was done. I know this is a super popular pattern, but for some strange reason, it is not mine. Maybe it steals to much concentration from the beautiful surroundings, and I do mistakes and have to frog. The yarn is yummy soft and such a hit, I bought some more balls. Approx 14 USdollars for a ball.To be honest, the pattern and the stranded yarn here did not fit together either. This is a pattern that should be knitted with a one colour yarn in my opinion. But definitely not super easy. Ok, typical Yarn Harlot pictures. But it was fun. I really got the crowed laughing and definitely some ladies nodding in secret understanding. "Us knitters togheter. Im so amazed with the US knitting crowed. It is such a big hit - and such comeradery. I feel welcome and apprechiated. Again, a great time hereand this few days in the mountains was actually at the end of our journey, (ok Im no telling this in order, sorry)... but really was great. A kickstart in the new and healty lifestyle of garngamen. Well, I do have more pictures than the blogger can hold. Im getting more and more concerned I have to move from here. Well, we see what is happening. I feel I spend most of my time in Ravelry anyhow. And knitting of course. That is the minus. to much time on computer - to little knitting and exercise. But, this vacation has been such a rest, a kick into new life. I feel soo much better. Really slept well. And up early, and no problem falling asleep as Im usually having. I guess I have stressed down a bit. Take care and more to come.....

3 comments:

Monica said...

Hittade din blogg för första gången idag och OJ så mycket härligt stickat att titta på! Härliga resebilder också för den delen. Hit kommer jag att återvända ofta...

A.Puh said...

Å du, du har ju varit ute på otroliga äventyr, inte så konstigt att du inte hänger med alla stickbloggar också. Jag är superdålig på att hänga den virtuella världen fast jag spenderar en hel del tid i hemmet :) Men jag har kikat på dina otroligt fina noro-sockor ett par gånger. De är så fina! Jag har kommit ifrån sockstickning litegrand, kanhända att lusten kommer igen.

Anonymous said...

Tack för dina snälla kommentarer på min bogg (det var ju det jag skulle skriva egentligen) -och jo, de japanska böckerna har underbara bilder, och fina diagram! Jag tror jag köpte nybörjarböcker. Men med några gamla hederliga farmor o mormormönster :) Toffelmönstret hade jag aldrig kunnat klura ut utan boken. Jag skulle vilja skicka efter några fler böcker med kabelmönster. Det funkade väldigt smidigt via yesasia.com

//Annapuh