Friday, July 28, 2006

Glorious Vacation

We are having a wonderful time here in the Pacific Northwest and I just couldn't resist sharing this photo with you. The kayaks were so colorful and you can see in the corner they also had these adorable ones that look like crocodiles. Master JET really wanted to go in one of those. I have also had some time to do some knitting that requires more attention. I recently came across this Barbara Walker Mosaic Knitting and I found it intriquing. You create all sorts of geometric patterns but rather than having spools or switching yarn often as you do in Fair Isle you instead use only one color for two rows and then the other color for two rows. That way you just carry the yarn up the end and don't have to stop and start yarns all the time. Here is a sample of a very simple pattern. It is fun and fairly easy so I think I will do more mosaic knitting. We'll see though as you really have to pay attention to the chart. Definitely not mindless knitting!

2 comments:

Bonnie D. said...

Allison:
Your vacation looks wonderful! I'm so glad you're enjouing yourself. That mosaic knitting looks very pretty - nice color combo, too.

Kirsten said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog! It is very comforting to hear from another practicing attorney that it is possible to still be a decent mom.

Nice blog title, too! ;-)