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Weekend update

We spent last weekend at Black Butte in Central Oregon, with a couple other families. The house was spectacular; there was room for the 12 of us but could easily have accommodated more.

The back of the house overlooked a lake.


Here’s the view from the hammock:


It was a pretty busy weekend, biking, swimming, hiking. We stopped at the Camp Sherman general store:


Picturesque and well stocked. The gas pumps are just for show; they only have three digits, and one of them is a decimal!

The headwaters of the Metolius River are here. They come from an underground spring, but they don’t look very impressive at the head. The river is known for its excellent fly fishing. We hiked from the Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery to these springs, which come out of the river bank. It’s a strange and beautiful sight, a water fall without a visible stream behind it.


I knit three tiny hats over the weekend:


I re-strung my ankle bracelet, which was previously strung on thread but had frayed. Now it’s on wire:


And I made a new one, which includes a shell from last month’s trip to the British Virgin Islands.


I also started the back of my Central Park Hoodie.


Aside from my usual angst about gauge, it’s going pretty well. It’s blockable to the right size, but knowing me, I may start it again on larger needles. Even though I did make a gauge swatch. Sweater starts usually end up being my real gauge swatch!

All in all, a great weekend!

Tiny Hats

I saw a request for Tiny Hats on the Mason-Dixon knitting blog last week. Apparently, Innocent Drinks, a company in the UK, is asking knitters for 500,000 tiny knitted hats to put on their smoothie bottles. For each be-hatted smoothie that they sell, they and Sainsbury (a grocery chain) will donate 50 pence to Age Concern, an organization that raises money to help senior citizens keep their heat on during the winter. Last year they gave over £200,000 to Age Concern.

Kay Gardiner of Mason-Dixon Knitting wants to be a part of it, and so do I. She’s collecting hats to send in a mass mailing of yarny goodness to the UK. Some of my fellow knit-niters are up for the fun, too.

This is the first hat I made this weekend:


I used Innocent’s pattern but tweaked it (of course) to knit in the round. No seams for me, not even on a 28 stitch 16 row hat. Cute! It took about 20 minutes. I made two more with different motifs, but I can’t take pictures until tomorrow in the daylight.

Good night!