"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

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Mt. Hood on WIP Wednesday

While I spent several hours working on the green cowl hood for my great niece today, I did not finish it, but I think it is about half-way done.  Yesterday I totally unraveled it, started it with a different pattern, accidentally put a mobius twist in it, [sigh.......] unraveled it, started it again and after the first row of single crochets I used straight pins to hold it together without a twist for the next row of double crochets.  Success!!!  Woohoo :-)

This afternoon my oldest daughter, the grand girls and I hopped in the car and went grocery shopping.  We took the back way home.  On Altman Road we stopped several times so that I could take photos of Mt. Hood, in its magnificent snowy white cape and then somewhere closer to home we stopped and I took photos of the colorful alpacas.  We could not hear them hum, but when we got out of the car at home the frogs in our ponds were roaring ribbets!!!  Amazing!!!

Is anything roaring around you?



  1. As you said it is just magnificent....beautiful God's creation. I love the cowl Gracie. It's looking great.

  2. That is one beautiful mountain Gracie!
    Lovely green in the making of the cowl.
    Frogs make the funniest sounds, love them ☺
    Only roaring here has been the drill lol kitchen reno' stuff

  3. Those pics of Mount Hood are glorious ... what a view!

  4. I do love the pictures of the mountain ... beautiful!! xxx

  5. It is amazing that you get to see that beautiful mountain so often, her is is so flat, there isn't even a hill.

  6. I love reading your blog and seeing the photo's of Mt Hood....so much so that I have put seeing it in the flesh on my bucket list! Your cowl also looks great... can't wait to see it when it is finished x

  7. Your cowl is looking great Gracie! I can't wait to see it tomorrow night. And the photos of Mt. hood are breathtaking. I miss the view of Mt. Spokane out my back door at home. It can't compare to Mt. hood, but it's home. :-)

    The alpacas are very cute as well. I agree about the frogs. They are so loud here at Mandy's that they keep waking me up at night. But I love the sound. It means spring is on the way!

  8. Nothing is roaring at our house, but I'm heading off to volunteer at the falls this afternoon so I am pretty sure I will be hearing some roaring then! Your photos of Mt. Hood are amazing! Aren't you glad you got that camera?? I love mine!! See you tomorrow! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  9. Hello Gracie Mount Hood is stunning!! Wish that was my view on the way hoe from the supermarket :-) I do love alpacas. Shame about having to 'frog' the cowl. I'm not too pleased with any of my makes at the moment.
    No roaring here, well sometimes the traffic from the road if the wind is in a certain direction. At my son's home last week the stream at the bottom of their garden was certainly roaring along. Love and hugs. Anne x

  10. Wow! Isn't Mount Hood amazing? Alpacas too, I want some.

    CN x

  11. What a lovely part of the world you live in.

  12. Sooooo beautiful. And I love those fluffy alpacas. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Now that s a green post! Wow the cowl is fast working up!!

    We wont' have the frogs chirping around here for at least another month!!
    It s grey and dismal.
    i love your views of Mt Hood

  14. The mountain looks beautiful and almost as if it is made of icing sugar and just waiting for a spoon to break into it.


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