Saturday, January 5, 2008


Good morning snow in Tahoe! Wow, they said about 6-8 feet overnight!

Fortunately, I-80 opened this morning for us to get home safely. It was a gorgeous drive home through the snow-covered mountains. I hope everyone is safe traveling this weekend.


While all that snow fell yesterday and last night, we stayed inside and watched movies (and Rowan introduced Snowboarder and I to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, yes indeed). I got lots of knitting done too!

My new hat!

Twisted Karma Hat

Twisted Karma Hat

Twisted Karma Hat
Yarn: Twisted by Blue Moon Fiber Arts, Raven Series color Valkyrie

Notes: Love this pattern but really really love this yarn! The Twisted is so nice
knit up and the! The Raven colors are gorgeous in this yarn!
And since the yardage is amazing (560 yards!) there are a few more projects you will be seeing around here in this!

Twisted Karma Hat
Snowboarder kept calling the hat "Stolen" because he wanted it.

With the new year, one of my goals is to knit more from my stash. Not that I probably won't be adding to it of course, but to be more mindful of the gorgeous yarns I already have. To help with that, I joined the Stash Knit Down 2008 group over at Ravelry. The first challenge,
Knit a Mile from your stash!

Thanks Reb of Shades of Green for making the perfect button!

The details...

Start: January 5th, 11am Eastern time

End: February 19th, 5pm Eastern time

Knit one mile, 1760 yards using stash yarn

I think I can do it!!

I'll show you the projects I started today on the car ride home later this week.

xoxo Irishgirlieknits


cpurl17 said...

I'm glad you made it home safely! Tahoe is so lovely--I haven't been in years!!

Anonymous said...

Great hats! Glad you got home safe. Looks like some nice powder out there tough...I've gotta get skiing sometime this year!

Brena said...

Your hat looks so fun! I have to get something from the Raven collection.

Good luck on knitting a mile from your stash! I'm sure you can do it!

Bezzie said...

Oh man look at all that snow!

Love that hat!

Discoknits said...

the hat is great and I SOOOO want to be in that snow! Glad you made it home safe.

I think I'm going to be knitting mostly from stash for a while too, so no yarn for me either. Apart from the Feb trip, of course :-) :-) :-)

Stacey said...

wow that is a lot of snow! Your hat is gorgeous...I also need to get some of the Raven series...if I wasn't going to be buying yarn for awhile! Good luck on knitting a stash mile!

Batty said...

Ah, how you tempt me! That hat is gorgeous. It makes me want to go buy more Raven yarn in spite of my yarn diet. It works so amazingly well with the pattern.

I'm glad you're home safe. And now that you're hooked on Buffy, my guess is that you'll be doing a lot of knitting in front of the TV.

dandelionpicker said...

Wow look at all the snow! I love that hat done in cream and I like the one you're wearing too, cool yarn!

sgeddes said...

ALl that snow sure is pretty. I'm glad you made it through all that! I do miss seeing the snow like that.

The hat looks great too!

Zonda said...

Snifff...snowwwwwwwwww!! Ok, over it..not ;) Love that hat!! Great colorway! Hehe..did Snowboarder get another hat??

Unknown said...

Drive safely! Love the new hat!!

Unknown said...

Well, you know, there's enough Twisted for Snowboarder to have a twin hat. Unless you don't go for that matchy-matchy couple thing. ;)

The weather the past few days have been wild. Glad you got home safely.

tapmouse said...

Yeah, I don't blame Snowboarder-I want that hat, too! Looks great! And that snow is incredible-glad you guys were able to make it out safely.

Anonymous said...

Great hat and great pic of you two! Love all that snow.