My Beaverslide came!
I see Totoros!!! Speaking of Totoros, thoughtful Chris took a photo of the this Totoro tree at Honolulu Hale for me.
Pattern: Fischschwanz by Diana Harrison
Yarn: Lorna's Laces, colorway envy
This pattern is written in German. Here is the 8 stitch pattern (Fischschwanzmuster) in English.
Row 1: YO, K2 , Slip 1 K2tog pass slip stitch over, K2 ,YO, K1 , YO, K2, Slip 1 K2tog pass slip stitch over, K2 , YO, K1
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: K1 , YO, K1 , Slip 1 K2tog pass slip stitch over, K1 , YO, K3, YO, K1 , Slip 1 K2tog pass slip stitch over, K1 , YO, K2
Row 4: Knit
Row 5: K2 , YO, Slip 1 K2tog pass slip stitch over, YO, K5, YO, Slip 1 K2tog pass slip stitch over, YO, K3
Row 6: Knit
For pattern. - Repeat 6 rows.
As I struggled to translate even the pattern stitch, I used the 8 stitch sock pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch, casting on 64 stitches and knitting 1.5 inches of K1P1 ribbing for my small woman's sock. I did my first eye of partridge heel and there was an acceptable amount of pooling. The Lorna's Laces was a joy to knit with. I drew it in the lucky number at the Christmas dinner. Lucky me!
Pattern: Habitat by Jared Flood
Yarn: Cascade Venezia in red
The yarn is wonderful to knit with. . The silk gives it a bit of a shine and softness. It is less sproingy then pure wool, but the pattern holds it shape well. I usually do not like to knit the same pattern twice but I have started a 3rd hat at the request of a friend in Knit Picks Andean Silk in Pitch, but alas 96 yards is not enough. The alpaca/wool/merino blend holding up well with nice cables. It is bit splitty to knit, but recovers well. Unless I can come up with another skein, this hat is doomed for the frog pond. I'm not desperate enough to order one from Knit Picks as they charge too much for shipping to Hawaii.
My friend finished a little less then half of her 100 miles...a *mere* 47.3 miles. After falling 3 times running over roots, in the mud up and down hill in the dark, she stopped at 3:30 am. When I picked her up she was covered in mud! Luckily she had not suffered any serious injury. Apparently limping, blisters and loosing toenails is normal!
We had a nice walk at Ala Moana Beach Park the next day and saw a turtle.
She flew off the next morning and is back to work and planning a ski trip this weekend. Whew!
I did my wimpy little walk around the block and took some photos.
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The jabong (citrus maxiums or Pomelo) are ripening all over the neighborhood. The household has lined them on the wall free for the taking! I didn't take any as my dad has a tree full. I did liberate the Macadamia nuts from the side walk where I believe they are in the public domain.
I stayed home from two knitting engagements to day as I have a sorethroat and feel contagious. My TV is officially bonkers now and everyone is fuzzy and orange, so I watched Netflix on my computer (Enchanted, Fido)and little TV (Black Book).