I guess I'll start with the yarn.. :-) Someone posted on Facebook the other day about a new line of yarn from Red Heart and it looked intriguing. SO.. after swimming on Wednesday I found it and instantly loved it.. it's so soft, brilliant colors, looks like hand-spun single ply.. what's not to love? I thought it would be fun to work with for making things for donating and gifts. I got 2 skeins each of 4 color-ways.
Sunrise. And to be honest, these photos do not do the real colors justice. They are brilliant and shiny and soft. I would call them jewel toned. More yarn-y photos after a few scenics.. :-)
After lunch and swimming at the hot springs on Wednesday we drove west along the river to try to catch a glimpse of Dayle, our son Travis and his friend Ernie who were out on the river in our C-Dory fishing. We didn't see them so I pulled in to show Gracie Beacon Rock State Park... she'd never been there! When I looked at this photo I thought how nice it would be to pack a lovely picnic to dine at that table.. with a tablecloth and all. :-)
Beacon Rock is 848 feet tall and was first named by Lewis & Clark who called it Beaten Rock. It's volcanic basalt.
I also showed Gracie the pretty little creek burbling along to empty into the mighty Columbia River.
I wish you could have heard the lovely music of this water.
Yesterday Dayle volunteered with me in the Visitors Center of Multnomah Falls. After all the rain the falls was GUSHING and ROARING! 7,500 gallons per second when the falls are very full like yesterday.
It was very dramatic with a cloud so low right by the falls.
The roar of the falls was amazing.
We had lunch before volunteering in this wonderful old lodge.. there is a wood fire going all fall and winter and spring.. the leaves are turning.. so pretty.
The green glass ball that we had hanging up has a stamp on the pontil or plug end of the ball.. Betsy, can you ask your son what this one means? :-)
I made a baby hat for my brother's son's new baby girl with the new yarn.. and I am going to make 2 more for her older sisters. We'll be at the beach next week and they live nearby.. I hope to be able to give the 3 hats to them at that time.
This one is for the oldest of the girls.. I just love how it self-stripes and the luscious colors.
My little oak splint basket from the Appalachian mountains.. just the size for my hat-making. This will be going to the beach with me.
The yarn. 100% acrylic.
Kristi has some smoked ham bone and navy beans in the Instant Pot.. we're experimenting with the slow cooker option on it.. she has celery, onions and carrots in it too.. it's starting to smell wonderful in here.. we'll have corn bread with it for dinner. We're in the middle of big storm warnings here.. a tornado hit down on the coast and there is massive damage there.. it's all over the news. The wind is blowing here and there is some sun and then black clouds .. I hope it's safe and dry where you are!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)