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.