Pieter and I got out for a walk in the hills yesterday. The rusty colored soil that shapes the mountains has disappeared under the snow. The Ponderosa pine trees stand stoically even with a heavy snow coating their branches. It is amazing how much seasons change a landscape. Here is the same place in the summer.
I've been busy knitting a sweater for Ben. I have been wanting to do this pattern, Cobblestone, by NYC designer Jared Flood, for quite a while. I knit the body up to the arms before admitting that it was just too small and I needed to go up a size. So, I ripped out sixteen inches of knitting, but it now is just right. Ben always reminds me when I rip anything out that this is a hobby and I get twice the enjoyment out of the yarn. Hmm... I guess so? I really started the sweater because I fell in love with Pebble, a child's vest paying homage to Cobblestone. The yarn that seemed to be best for Pebble was some handspun llama that Ben brought back from Argentina, but I couldn't in good conscience break up the seven skeins when that is enough for a sweater. So, I started Cobblestone with it and am hoping that when it is done I will have enough for a vest, as well. It is a mystery as I have no idea how many yards these skeins contain. Maybe one day I'll have a yarn meter. Oh, gagets are fun!