Sunday, September 21, 2008

mountain bliss

With Phoenix still hovering near 100 degrees, Mountain Man and I headed north for the weekend. Our destination was Oak Creek Canyon, a beautiful, forested area between Sedona and Flagstaff. It was gorgeous and rugged country.
For Mountain Man, the primary point of the trip was the rock climbing. For me, the deal was sweetened by the fact that chilly, fresh air is conducive to both the wearing and the production of knitted items. Here's an early morning snapshot from our campsite this morning, where I was happily doing both!

You may recognize the blue storm cloud wrapped around my neck. But the kerchief is making its first appearance here. I whipped it up a few months and am not sure how it fell through the blogging cracks. I actually get a great deal of wear out of it for rock climbing, gardening, driving with open windows, and so forth. It does the same thing as a bandana, with the extra panache of a hand-knitted item!

The yarn is Be Sweet's Bambino, a 70% organic cotton and 30% bamboo blend, in the color 'dark denim.' This is a company that I feel good about supporting, as it pays a fair wage to women artisans in South Africa. And the yarn? Lovely, soft, and substantial, with a bit of shine from the bamboo.

All in all, it was a very fine weekend. Mountain Man was blissed out by the rocks. I was blissed out with all the knitting time. And Isis? Well, you can see for yourself ....


Knit Witch said...

Beautiful!!! I kind of feel guilty telling people we live in the N. GA "mountains" when I see REAL mountains out west!!

maryeb said...

I'm with you. I hate the heat.
And any excuse to make and/or wear a cozy knit is so welcome!!

rockbridge said...

what a nice weekend! i love oak creek, but it's a little more of a commitment coming from tucson. where did you guys climb?

Kathy said...

I love a knitted kerchief!!!!!

ISIS is so adorable. Huck too gets a good tired when we camp and hike!

Sue said...

What an incredible view!

I must admit I haven't tried knitting alfresco yet. Here in the UK you'd probably end up with very soggy knitting!