that explains our weekend.
this past weekend, i pulled off an epic surprise for cody. we had plans to go camping for the weekend with two friends of ours and their baby. what he didnt know, is that for months now, i had planned on several more people joining us in the mountains for the weekend for a camping birthday bash complete with chocolate cupcakes with salted caramel icing.
it was a lazy daisy weekend with lots of cast iron dutch oven cooking (new for his birthday) and delicious micro brews.
it was a weekend of big fires, short hikes turned long by multiple treacherous creek crossings that claimed the life of a pair of sunglasses, and wool..... lots and lots of wool. especially for the baby.
and leaf eating in the sun of course.
finally i am in a place in my knitting life where most of my warmest clothes were made by me. of course, as i have camped for years and years, i have loads of "name brand" warm outdoor gear from all the best outdoor stores. but there is no warmth like wool warmth that was made yourself.
heck, even the above shirt that crosby is wearing is an old merino wool icebreakers shirt of mine that i downsized to make into a long sleeve merino shirt for him. it was the perfect next to skin wool layer for him, along with some merino wool nappy pants.
i actually took no pictures the entire weekend. all of these pictures were thankfully taken by my good friend carah.
the above hat is a new little hat that i made with some leftover spud and chloe outer that i had laying around. it was the shroom hat pattern and it was free free and free.
oh! and did i tell you i finally put some buttons on the adorable and awesomely warm levenwick??
i promise myself i will photograph those buttons. vintage. glass. multi colored. need i say more?
what a good weekend with good memories. and good people. and good food. and good beer. and most importantly good wool.