we had a very untraditional Thanksgiving this year (not that a pig roast in the caribbean last year follows tradition either) and had king crab after a 4.5 hour ski to ‘Degnarly’. we also had stuffing(yuck), cranberry sauce, and mashed sweet potatoes/potatoes. i’m not a huge fan of the traditional thanksgiving supper (unless it’s one of my dad’s raised turkeys) so it was perfect. we even had a pumpkin cheesecake to top it off. it was a super long ski for me since i’m not much of a skier and it was snowing horizontally the entire time – worse over denali lake. the ski out was nice though, a lighter pack and day old snow machine tracks makes me a much happier skier! i am in the orange with the huge pack, behind me is jasmine – from florida – a super trooper – this was only her second time in skis!!
i started a project while out at the cabin. The Springtime Bandit. i tried starting it in the car, but the beginning is really weird, so after starting over a few times, i scrapped the instructions and just cast on two stitches and went from there. the yarn i am using is cotton since it will go to someone in the desert. i love this yarn. it’s slippery and has a nice shine to it. my progress:
corinne and i had a craft day for the new cypriot this past saturday, or was it sunday? can’t remember…. and i just realized that i forgot to take pictures of what we did!!! hopefully moksha and sergios will send us some pictures of their new daughter modelling our goods!!
i’ve also been working on a pair of felted clogs for a friend using the fibertrends felted clog pattern. i have made a few pairs and found that this knits up super fast when you are a more experienced knitter. this was one of the first patterns i knit when i was learning. it is not a beginner pattern, but i powered through, and made three pairs of very beautiful clogs out of acrylic yarn. ACRYLIC DOESN’T FELT. the weight of the wet acrylic – which b was trying to felt atop our stove on the boat – actually made the clogs bigger. i called corinne for verification and we had a good laugh. three pairs of clogs is very slow knitting for a beginning knitter!! the clogs start out shaq size and then shrink into a nice thick felt after agitation in the washing machine. the purple pair is the end product. i made them for my mom for mothers day last year.
AND i finished one of the thumbs on my deathflake mitts. orders (and iceskating and skiing) have forced me to put them aside for a bit.
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