Monday, June 25, 2018

Missoula Montana Weekend

I am having lots of fun here in Montana!

Friday I listened to a couple bands at Caras Park, and then watched fireworks later that night.

Saturday I went to  the Missoula Farmer's Market

Then later for some coffee at Clyde Coffee Shop

What weekend wouldn't be complete without  doing laundry at Sparkle Laundromat?

Sunday I hung out at the Summer Made Fair downtown Missoula

Finally a trip to Montana Bison Range

Monday, June 18, 2018

Montana here I come!

I drove from Portland to Montana yesterday. I made it in about 8 hours. The drive was awesome and Montana is beautiful. Work brought me here. 

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Portland Spirit

Today I took a two hour cruise up the Willamette. I've done this before on jet boats, but this trip was more like a cruise - they served  lunch. Sort of fancy schmancy. I had a great time and it was just the right amount of time.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Cable Knit Throw

I love this color of yarn, and I love the cable knit pattern.

This is one of those projects that takes a while, and fills in the gaps between other projects. 

This throw was made by casting on 188 stitches, size 8 needle, medium yarn. KK, PP until desired length. Add one stitch in the middle of next row. 
Slip first stitch, (cable pattern), purl last stitch. 

Cable Pattern
1st row - ktb,p,ktb,*pp,kkkkkk,pp,ktb,p,ktb, start from * 
2nd row - opposite of first row. 
3rd row - cable 3 kkk, kkk3, k cabled 3, continue with pattern. 

Repeat third row ever 6th row. 

Repeat for desired length. 

Decrease 1 next row, KK, PP until desired length. 

Bind off. 

I added a slip stitch at the beginning of every row, and a purl stitch at the end of every row to make the work lay flat and to give it a nice clean edge. If you chose not to create the throw in this manner add three stitches in the beginning ribbing row, and decrease three when starting ending ribbing row. 


Kayaking the Willametta

I started out at Oak's Park, then I went around Ross Island. It took about four hours. I was exhausted when I got back to Oak's Park...