Monday, March 7, 2016

Hiking, drinking, and knitting ... not necessarly in that order!

My sister, Kathy, came from Georgia for a visit. We had a great time! First place we went 10 minutes after I picked her up at the airport was a yarn shop. They had beautiful yarn.

Kathy bought these skeins to make scarfs

And I bought this skein and a new pair of bamboo needles. The yarn is a Merino wool.

We spent Wednesday thru Sunday keeping very busy! We went on a couple of hikes. One was at a place call the Gorge. Many parts of the trail was "primitive" which meant there were rocks and tree roots to navigate thru. It was muddy in places and steep in others. There were steps down to the dam and steps back up to other paths. We must have been there at least a couple of hours. Thank goodness I suggested to bring a snack, because I was whipped when we got back to the car! Here are some pictures from that hike.

Between hiking and visiting family, Kathy and I would sit in my studio and knit and partake in a beverage. Kathy finished two scarves - I forgot to take pictures of them - and I worked on my pink scarf. My scarf is now 60" long - only 12" to go!
can you tell we like Mike's Hard Lemonade? This is our empties over a period of 5 days. We also are a fan of Seagram's grape.

I did get started on a quilt this morning out of the Moda Nocturne fabric I showed you last week. I had gone to bed very early because I was so tired, but was up at 4:30 this morning so I decided to get some of this fabric cut. I am cutting 4" squares and am playing around with the arrangement. Here is what I have so far on the design wall.

I have the next 80 squares cut and ready to be placed on the design wall.

These are the fabric left to cut. I still have a fat quarter of each fabric so I will be making a second quilt out of this fabric.

1 comment:

QuiltSwissy said...

What a great weekend! I am so glad she came and you had some recreation time! The Gorge looks loping a great place to hike.