Monday, September 22, 2008

Koolhaas - A Hat by Designer Jared Flood

Worked with Cascade 220
size 6 / 8 needles

Pattern looks more difficult than is. After 2 rounds you pretty much have it down.
I did run in to difficultly in the decrease rounds, my fault not the pattern. I finally got it and am fairly pleased.

Thanks Andrew for being the hat model

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Views of the Holiday

We have been vacationing on Mackinaw longer than I like to admit. For some reason we do not tire of it.

I started out this trip planning to take photos of all the things I was NOT going to do.

Such as .....I did not run the Mack Race 08.
I enjoyed it just fine from the porch of our lovely inn with several cups of coffee. Thank you very much.

Though I did ride my bike everyday around the island, up through the island, downtown, uptown, you get the idea.

This is a great new bike path past the Grand Hotel which takes you to Arch Rock. It also gets you out of the way of all the carriage tours, and need I say... horse apples.

I also did not have anything do to with gardening.

But, aren't these impatients spectacular, in the right setting I still never tire of these old standbys.

I quickly got side tracked, and stopped taking photos of things I wasn't doing and took way to many of trim and shutter colours on houses. I have been trying to pick out a new shutter colour and can I just say... nothing is working for me.

And of course all the quirky bikes you see.
Many of hours of knitting were done, the first Christmas gift is in the bag!
It was a very peaceful, stress free holiday.
See, even the guy with the gray beard is smiling.
How in heaven did we get so old?
And why do I always have lipstick on my teeth!!!!
Self portraits with a digital camera aren't they lovely!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Christmas Gift Number One

With Christmas just around the corner and wanting to avoid the knitting rush of last year.
I have begun the 1st of many knitted gift projects.
This is Koolhaas Hat by Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed.
I found one error on pattern, the photo shows k2, p2, k2 for brim and I didn't realize until into lattice pattern that the lattice is not vining from ribbing. Now, do I rip and start over or continue. I'm thinking rip.
Will be on holiday for the next 9 days.
Away from phones, business, and computer and the blogs.
I will be waking up to the sounds of horses and the feel of wonderful lake breezes.
And will have bike butt by tomorrow afternoon.
You know that wonderful feeling you get when riding your bike for the first time in several months.