Thursday, August 14, 2008

Colorado knitting

I had lots of road knitting time as we drove to Colorado.

Hats are great road knitting.

Around and around and around.

I finished two hats and started a third.

This is the purple from sundyeing earlier this summer.

Girl of the House was having fun being a silly model.

Hat number two has already been stolen by Ben. It was knit from some of the finn fleece I washed and carded this summer. I can't find it in his mess of a room. I'll have to catch him when he's home.

Hat number three, also from the sundyeing earlier this summer.

I worked on Rogue. The back is complete, and I'm coming up the fronts. I knitted up the yarn I brought. (See, you
CAN'T ever bring enough yarn! It IS possible to run out!)

I love the cabling on this sweater.

I spindled up the four ounces of the last batch of sundyed fiber. Remember the stuff that sat on the deck forever?

I didn't get it plied, though.

I'll have to post actual trip pictures soon. I'm going through them all, slowly.

We drove through Friday night, stopping to nap in the camper for a few hours, just east of Grand Island, NE. When the sun came up, we cut off the highway at Kearney, NE, and took local highways to Denver. It's always more fun to take the backroads.

There's so much to see.

But it was HOT! 104 degrees. See, I took a picture to prove it!

Ooh, I forgot these signs cycle temp and time. And I didn't check my photo til I got home...

Well, you'll have to take my word for it. It was hot!

At last: a cooling view of the Rockies!


Lisa said...

Oh MAN! I had no idea you were in my neck of the woods. I'm in Lincoln just off the interstate. I feel horrible about that, we could have shown you around, I think there are a couple o geos in town. There were two awesome yarn shops in Hastings (also off the interstate, near GI).

I haven't even finished reading your post yet, next time you find yourself in my neck of the woods, I will have to redeem myself. I'm so sorry. Hope you enjoyed the trip, I'm going to finish reading now :)

Rani said...

I LOVE those hats! Do you just knit stockinette until it's nice and long? I love how it looks folded up like that. Dang you've been busy!

Fun photos of the trip.