Daytripping

IMG_4008 by kbshee
IMG_4008, a photo by kbshee on Flickr.

First the knitting content: this is the cardi with the fair isle hood that I"m working on. I've finished the decreases to the waist and now I have some increases and some ribbing and the body will be done. Then come sleeves with little bits of fair isle and then the major work: the fair isle hood. It makes my head spin to look at the instructions.

ETA: oh no! It looks like there's a weird stripey thing happening there! I'm 100% sure this was all in the same dye lot, so have no idea what is going on with that.

ETA2: yep, dye lot change that I didn't notice. Now officially a design element.


Tim and I, and the pups of course, took a day trip today and had a wonderful time. We drove up the McKenzie river to Sisters...around 120 or so miles one way. We took the Old McKenzie Highway up to Sisters (an old highway, duh, that closes down once the snow comes) and stopped to hike Proxy Falls and to visit the Dee Wright Observatory at the peak...it's in the middle of a lava bed and made out of lava rock. We saw smoke from a forest fire that was pretty wild to watch.

After pizza in Sisters, we took the 'regular' way back to Eugene and stopped to see the forest fire from the 'other' side (the first road went south of the fire, the road back went north). Then we stopped at Sahalie Falls on the way back.

Juneau did great...she was more than ready to hike the trail (it's only about a mile and a half at Proxy, but there was a lot of uphill and it was a warm day). Pilot of course was friend to all.

We haven't been up in the mountains for a long time and it was great to be out with the dogs enjoying a beautiful day.

Comments

Kim said…
Sounds like a positively magnificent day.
Well, except for the mixed dye-lot part.