We've had several sunny days lately and Mt. Hood has been parading itself in pink frothy frocks. So, on Wednesday after swimming, Gracie and I drove up to Jonsrud Point to get a few photos. We got there right before sunset and my first close up is pure white snow at the top. The colors began to change right in front of my eyes, blues, greens, purples, rosy pinks...
Zooming in to capture the snowy top of the mountain.
Looking closer at the side of the mountain.
A closer look at the Sandy River rushing by way below.
As the sun sinks lower, the mountain begins to glow pink.
I stood at the observation point with a gaggle of other photographers, some with tripods and big cameras. This was the apex of color and you can see the colors at the base start to pale.
My hair was wet under my beret and I was glad that it was time to leave.. :-) It was COLD! Goodbye my mountain, for now.. see you again soon!
Yesterday was busy.. we had our Portland Women's Forum meeting and then my sister Denise and I headed out into the East Wind gusting at 40-50 mph to Multnomah Falls to volunteer in the Visitors Center. It was so cold and windy that I did not venture up to the viewing plaza to get any photos. Instead I started a diagonal knitted wash cloth in Golden Heather 100% organic cotton from KnitPicks. This yarn is so soft and wonderful!
GRANDMA'S KNITTED WASH CLOTH
Cast on 4 stitches (using size 7, 8 or 9 needles)
knit 1 row
knit 2nd row
3rd row, k2, yo (yarn over), k2
Next row, k2, yo, k to end of row
Continue to repeat the [k2, yo, k until end of row] until you have a total of 40 (for dish cloth or 50 for face cloth) sts on the needle (or more for a bigger cloth)
To begin the decreasing rows --
Next row, k1, k2Tog, yo, k2Tog, k to end of row
Continue to do the [k1, k2Tog, yo, k2Tog, k to end of row], decreasing each row until you have 5 stitches are left on the needle
Next row, k2, k2Tog, k1.
Bind off the 4 sts.
I didn't think I would be able to start guinea pig #2 while answering questions, with all the counting and pattern reading. Well, Gracie won't be joining me for swimming as she has some things to do.. so now I have to talk myself into going alone. But it's so warm and comfortable at home.. hmmm.. :-)
((hugs)), Teresa :-)