Back from the Mountains

I was a lucky girl who got to teach up at Lake Tahoe for the second time this year. The beauty of the place is pretty amazing. This is the view just a couple of steps outside of our meeting room for the week:

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Experiencing the storm was pretty cool – the winds blew through the area, swinging the lamps, and blowing through the sealed windows. We had snow up at the tops of the mountains (about 7500 feet), but by the lake (6000 feet) we just had cold crisp weather. By the time we left, the weather was warmer and crystal clear.

I had a great time working with newer pastors, and the whole week was lovely. I could even knit when I wasn’t leading the session, so I’m happy to report that my sweater is done with the knitting, just needs some ends woven in and a good blocking:

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I used a tubular bind-off for the sleeves and bottom of the body, but when I applied this to the neck, it came out too tight – I could barely get it over my head. So I took it out, and decided to use the newly-published Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bindoff. It worked perfectly! Brandy approves of the sweater too:

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I have lots of leftover yarn, so I think I’ll work on a pair of socks, and maybe a pair of mittens after that.

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One thought on “Back from the Mountains

  1. Hi Renee– Wow, the sweater looks beautiful. Love the color combo!!! Makes me wishing for a true winter to come so that I can immerse myself in wool goodness.

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