Saturday, February 16, 2013

In Between

So I have been doing something, just not blogging, obviously.

Can you guess what this object is that I knitted?  I included the eyeglasses in the photo as a size reference.

A hat!  A warm one, I hope.  It's a double hat. You stuff one part inside the other when you've finished it.
The pattern is here.

I also made some mittens to match.

My friend Carol gave me the mittens pattern.  They're the type that open up in case you need your fingers for something.  It's a great pattern.  Leave me a comment if you want the pattern.  (Update:  I've included the pattern at the bottom of this post.)

I finished these just in time for our upcoming second trip to the yurt. I hope they help keep me warm. It was quite cold on our last trip. This yurt is at the top of a hill and the wind blew mercilessly.  I wore both an ear wrap and a hat most of the time we were outside.  We had a great time though.  I'm looking forward to one more trip up into winter weather before spring catches us here at home and gardening time begins.

Some pics from our trip two weeks ago.
Gorgeous view from the yurt.

I "get down" to get the picture I want.

It dumped 8 inches of snow on us while we were there. Wonderful.

Don't get me wrong, it's quite cozy inside the yurt.  Stayed around 75 degrees in there all day.
Kim roasts a kielbasa for his dinner.  The two pots on the stove are melting snow for water.

Chelsea did great up there.  She could use some little doggie snow shoes since she sank a bit this time.  But we were impressed with how well she's done since her ACL/tumors/dental surgery.  And since she's around 13 years old we're just happy she's still with us.  The husky half of her loves the snow.  The corgi half keeps her low to the ground so she ends up picking up snowballs on her chest.

Final note;  no more kitten giveaway pictures!  We finally adopted out the last cat/kitten.  It's taken 6 months but we did it.
Thanks to Angie for adopting Lulu and Mr. Handsome.
Thanks to Josh for taking Pepé.
Thanks to Heather for adopting Francine.
Thanks to Tammy for adopting Brewster.
And thanks to that wonderful couple for adopting Lil Sis.
(We're keeping Frankie.)


LJB said...

Love the hat and gloves!

Emily said...

i'm ready for spring but i still love the wintery photos! and the knitting project. super cool. congratulations on adopting out all the kitties, that's such great news.


Those kitten names are too cute! I'm glad you were able to find homes for them. I hope we get to see more of Frankie when gardening starts up.

Your photo of Chelsea is gorgeous! What a beautiful dog she is and how you captured her pose is precious.

The view from your yurt is amazing. I love your knitted hat and gloves. I don't knit but if I ever decide to take it up, I know who to call. :)

Paulo Gonçalves said...

A very interesting and a nice blog.
Greatings from Portugal

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Your hat and gloves are nice looking. I like the finger section able to come off.
The roughing it in the yurt is very interesting.

Rosemary said...

You had me guessing on the hat I love it and will be trying it. I would love the mitt pattern please..... Your trip to the yurt looked like fun as usual..... happy to hear your kittens are all adopted and your "puppy" is better... Stay warm spring is just around the corner.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Very good life! I don't know anyone else who lived in a yurt! The snow is beautiful! We needed to drive to mountains in Oregon to see some snow, since our winter was snowless (is there such a word?)
Stay warm!