This sweater is a good old EZ Yoke sweater, and the yarn is cursed because this is the third attempt to make an object, any object from it. I seemed to have lost my mojo and was getting very frustrated till a wee voice in my head reminded me to go back to the basics. The red yarn, and it is red, not as pink as the computer screen shows, is a generic “wool” I found somewhere and the light brown is a merino/alpaca blend from Green Mountain Spinnery, slighter lighter in gauge but it has worked out OK. I am quite pleased and will take this with me when we go on vacation in the fall.
G and I just got back from a week at Mt. Baker, and we seem to have hit the one week of summer that we are going to have. It was gorgeous as always, restful and strenuous at the same time, given we hiked almost every day. Hordes of mosquitoes from all the rain resulted in lots of bumps and bites, but completely worth it. It seems to be developing into a tradition, this week of camping at Baker. We were joined by some good friends too. It is kind of thrilling to see others respond to what we have loved for years.