The skies were very blue in Park City this weekend. An inversion has begun to put a lid on the valley below and the mountains are seen only through a haze. While it is sunny, the haze defuses and filters the sun. There will be no snow in the Utah mountains until after Thanksgiving. The sun is nice to see (even through haze), but the mountains are bare and brown without the white, wonderful snow to cover them.
Many things have come off my needles lately and Park City seemed like a nice place to show them off. We stopped once more at the No Worries Cafe for breakfast and enjoyed their homey atmosphere and yummy food.
First up are the Grrlfriend Gloves knit for Nona’s Peaceful Palms KAL. Norma sent me the most beautiful yarn, an alpaca/rambouillet, spun with beads, by our friend Anne. The cuff is knit with this very special yarn and the was hand continued in Shetland Wool (color 290 Oyster). They are fabulous with Brier (you'll see her tomorrow) and delightfully warm, too.
Last year I knit a scarf out of a luxurious alpaca yarn purchased at a BOW Fiber Festival. The grower had lost her premium alpaca and was selling the last of the gorgeous fiber from this animal. If the budget had allowed I would have bought it all, but at $30.00 a skein, I strained the budget enough to bring home 3 lovely hanks. It was softly spun and felt as exquisite as any premium fiber can. I made a scarf right away and enjoyed it all winter. When I finished Brier and saw how great the Grrlfriend Gloves looked with her, and also the scarf...well, I had to knit a matching hat.
Amy Boogie’s Lady Hat from her Hat Trifecta had been on the proverbial 'to do' list. After finding the extra alpaca and the pattern, I cast on and a mere four hours later the hat adorned my head. What a fun pattern to knit Amy!
The hat is soft and warm and looks fantastic with my Brier sweater, the lacy scarf and the ever fabulous Grrlfriend Gloves. You'll see more tomorrow!