When I first started this blog in 2007 my goal was to blog at least once per week. <<sigh>> Needless to say my resolve has been low these days. I’ve been busy, I’ve been knitting and I’ve been busy knitting.
Yesterday I returned from a wonderful weekend in Ashland where my son, who was visiting from Indiana and I celebrated Ali’s birthday with her. Here we are in Jacksonville enjoying the sunny (but cold) weather and sights. It’s rare that I get to spend time with both of my kids who live in far flung corners of the US simultaneously.
I presented Ali with the first of two Gap-tastic cowls I knit back in December and she was overjoyed (I had to make myself one, of course). Ali is actually the person who requested an infinity scarf/cowl and she knew I would drop everything to make her one. She knows me all too well. BTW: The yarn is Lion Brand CHUNKY as suggested in the pattern.
Like I said, the weather was frigid but clear – rare for southern Oregon – and here’s a shot of Ali “skating” on the frozen duck pond in Lithia park. As you can see, she took to the Gap-tastic cowl like a duck to water. It was the perfect accessory for the weather.
Oh and I also visited the lovely yarn store in Ashland called Websters and picked up a skein of Opal sock yarn. They have an AMAZING selection of self-striping sock yarns in a crazy array of colors. I’m back on socks – in a BIG way. There’s more to show…tomorrow.