"I started photographing my domestic world and writing not just about what I had made,
but why I made it, examining the thoughts that accompany creativity and the act of making."
Jane Brocket from The Gentle Art of Domesticity p. 189 UK edition

Sunday, January 20, 2013

From Mt. Hood to Cowl Hood

A family friend broke her shoulder while playing capture the flag as a sponsor at a church youth group on New Year's morning:-(  Since then she has been staying with us while she heals, and this last week she was able to go back to work with various members of our household driving her there and back. After driving her to work one frosty, foggy, morning, I drove out to Jonsrud viewpoint to see how Mt. Hood was fairing in the fog...and then took the first photo closer to home.

All day today I have been wearing the merino cowl hood I finished yesterday.  I have really appreciated its warmth because it has been very frosty and cold here......brrrreautiful :-)  I used malabrigo merino worsted wool in the 228 SNOW BIRD colorway.  I found the cowl pattern here.  

Whether your part of the world is hot or cold or somewhere in-between, I hope you have a happy week, and if you capture the flag I hope you do so without injury to anyone :-)

I am off to make some of Teresa's and Jenny's hearts <3 <3 <3
Are you making any sort of hearts?



  1. Your cowl looks so soft and warm. I've never made one of those. I fear I would look like a turtle who forgot to stick his head out. I have a round face and a short neck. The photos of Mt. Hood are beautiful. How nice to live so close to something this beautiful.

  2. More artsy and gorgeous MH photos! Good job! I love your cowl and the color really looks nice on you.. very cheery! Hope to see you soon. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. Just gorgeous Gracie! Both the pictures of MH and your cowl...MIT turned out perrrrrfe t :)

  4. Love the cowl hoody!!!!
    Gorgeous shots of the mountain!
    xo Kris

  5. Hi Gracie! Your cowl turned out almost as beautiful as you are! The color is perfect for you. If I remember right, that is the viewing area you took me to see. What a gorgeous picture with the fog below. You have great photos of Mt. Hood.

    Have a wonderful week my friend.

  6. That is such a beautiful cowl Gracie. y friend made me one for christmas and I wear it all the time. They are far more snug and comfy than scarfs in the bitter cold.

  7. Great pics and LOVE your cowl - it looks really cosy!

  8. Hello Gracie the cowl is beautiful and I could do with one of those- I should get busy making. It is cold here as well. We had a lot of snow on Friday, it snowed all day yesterday and is still snowing today!!!!
    Your photographs are stunning. I do hope that your friend is soon better. Take care and thankyou so much for your message it was so good to hear from you. Anne x

  9. I agree with Teresa great photographs Gracie...the cowl is beautiful and looks really snug I am off to investigate the pattern. Also may I just say...you are looking really great...I have thought that for a while but kept forgetting to say! :) x

  10. Gracie your photos are so beautiful, and so are you in that terrific cowl!

  11. I love to see the mountains through your eyes...from my flat perch in Chicago.......

    Your cowl is so so lovely

  12. Your pictures are truly inspirational and doing me so much good just now. So,Thank You.
    Kindest Regards Linda

  13. I love Jonsrud Viewpoint and these photos are gorgeous!!! Wow--I have got to get out there sometimes when we have a bit of fog!
    BTW, I have been to your church before---it was years ago though:) My pioneer ancestors settled in that area...
    Blessings, Aimee
    PS: I checked out both the app and reading plan you mentioned. They sound really, really good!

  14. What a fabulous smile Gracie! Beautiful pictures. Hope your friend gets better soon.

  15. Love the cowl Gracie and so your colour!

  16. Seeing photos of Mt. Hood is always a treat for me. I had to google Jonsrud Viewpoint to know your exact location for photographing it. The cowl looks cozy and warm--even here where it's warmer, I often wear a cowl knitted from bamboo and cotton.

  17. Wowsers! Once again the photo's of Mt Hood are awesome...as is your cowl :) I hope you have a great week x x

  18. Wonderful pictures of Mt Hood! What an amazing place you live in Gracie! Your new cowl is perfect for this chilly weather!
    Wishing you a happy day!
    Helen x

  19. Mt Hood looks so majestic and lonely, rising from the sea of fog in that second photo. Beautiful. Your cowl looks so cozy and I do think red is your color.

  20. Gracie, I just love your photos of Mt. Hood... it does tug at my heartstrings in a very particular way! How good of you to take care of your friend who had that unfortunate accident.

  21. Great photos and that cowl is wonderful! I love cowl knitting. They are so quick and satisfying a knit.


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