Archive for October, 2008

       Bull elkFAspen by the riveror the kick off of our visit with Mom and Terry,  we met them up at the Stanley for a night so that we could be front and center at Elkfest. We didn't have to go far to see the elk,  there was a herd waiting Saturday morning on the lawn.  I did manage to get a bit too close for coIMG_4670mfort and ended up scurrying out of the bull's way, but not before I snapped some pictures.    SLR_1349  After checking out the craft and informational booths at the park and of course stops at the yarn shops we headed out on the Peak to Peak for some spectacular leaf peeping.  Having lived in New England and a stone's throw from the Blue Ridge Parkway at various times in my life,  I have a pretty high standard for fall colors and I must admit although very different the aspens here were pretty impressive.         Sky through the trees  


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Baby Bolero

Some friends here in Colorado are expecting early in December and I thought it would be nice to give them something homemade.  I decided to try the Baby Bolero from One Skein.  I used some Misty Cotton from my stash in a very gender neutral natural color. This was a quick pattern to knit and the only change I would make if knitting it again would be to leave the stitches live at the shoulders and graft together instead of binding off and seaming.  I am still not a huge fan of seaming.6a00d83451d14f69e20105357f12da970b-500wi

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Finally Fall

So no excuses for my absence other than busy away from the computer.  I have been keeping up on my blog reading and switched to Google Reader over Bloglines,  thanks Julie.  I have been knitting and even managed to finish a few projects.  I'll get some pictures up soon. 

This was the first weekend that has really felt like fall….cool, overcast and rainy.  Perfect weather for hot chocolate bySLR_1556 the fire and a fresh batch of chili and cornbread for dinner.  SLR_1542 

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