Tuesday, January 04, 2011

New Year's in Sedona

Sedona. Fresh snow, sparkling blue skies, rich red rocks.


Mountain Man and I drove up there to celebrate New Years with wintry weather and good energy. And you know what cold weather means: wool-wearing!


On the first day up there, which was New Year's Eve, we took a long ramble around Courthouse Butte and Bell Rock. I wore my Eco-Wool Manzanita Cowl and my Manos Wild Rose Hat.


On New Year's Day, we took a longer, snowier hike up Bear Mountain for breathtaking vistas and high mountain air. It just so happened that both Mountain Man and I were wearing our Cambridge Watchcaps! He likes his shorter, I like mine longer.


(It was bittersweet to track down the old blog posts for those hats, by the way. I knit them four years ago, back when we were in Vermont, and the posts were full of memories for me.)

Anyways, as for Isis, she was in her element. This dog is built for snow! No wool needed.


It was stunningly beautiful to see all the shapes and textures of a desert snowfall. The soft snowdrifts ....


Against the spiky agaves ...


And spiny prickly-pear cacti ...


As for the trip's crafting, I mostly worked on my circular stockinette project, which isn't much to see at the moment. On the way up, though, I also whipped up a little case for my new camera:


It's improvised crochet, in a naturally-dyed churro yarn that I picked up at the Flagstaff farmer's market a while back. Rabbit brush and indigo, I think. And a mother-of-pearl button, glinting in the sun.

5 comments:

Turtle said...

nice weekend! We were camping out in the elements as well, 15 degrees at night with a high of 28 during the day. The deer were very pushy looking for handouts, as well as a few raccoons who almost were hanging by the fire at night. Love the hat, must knit one!

lexa said...

My dogs totally love snow, too. They haven't had any to play in yet this winter. We got one inch twice that was melted off by the morning.

Acorn to Oak said...

I love your pictures...Sedona looks so pretty with snow! We were just there last summer but your pictures make me want to go back and see it in the winter! Isis looks so happy! She's so cute! Did you stop in at Knit Wits while you were in town? I love that shop! :-) Happy New Year!

Kathy said...

What a lovely Family picture of the three of you. Really, it is wonderful. Love your knit hats!

Sarah Jackson said...

I finally had to face the reality that I don't see you every week anymore and add you to my blog reader. Miss you and I'm so glad we saw you over your AZ break! xoxo