Monday, October 22, 2007

Snowbound!

Snowbound in Aspen!
Winter is coming people--I have just experienced it in Aspen and am so ready for it come to my home town. Things I love about Aspen: (visually) indulging in one's predilection for young, tan blonde dudes in wraparound sun glasses who use the word 'dude', seeing hippie chicks with whitegirl dreadlocks toting around their new age babies in one arm and juggling sticks in the other, witnessing the most phenomenal examples of plastic surgery this side of L.A., and of course, the incredible natural beauty that attracts all of the unusual residents that make Aspen the freak capital of the Rockies.
Snowbound in Aspen!
My work related trip afforded me the opportunity to knit like a mofo. Why? Because we were snowed in.
Snowbound in Aspen!
Dude.
Snowbound in Aspen!
I have made massive headway on the Cobblestone and hope to have that project in the can before not too long.

Cobblestone by the fire
Yes, there was some serious fireplace knitting happening, and that was well, just really dreamy. But alas all good weekend wing dings must come to an end, right?

This afternoon I was lucky enough to come home to the first installment of the
Woully Boully sock club:

Woully Boully Sea Grass

This if Softie Sock Superwash Merino in Sea Grass and I love it. Jenny is not only an inspired writer, she also has an eye for color.



54 comments:

sophanne said...

Dude. Scenery and knitting most glorious.

kim said...

Dude! I never thought I would wish for snow, but it was 75 here today. In the Northeast. In almost November. Al Gore would not like this one bit! I need to wear hats and scarves and mittens!

Beautiful photos! Dude.

Theresa said...

That sounds absolutely perfect!

Sarah said...

O.K. the snow globe shot is awesome.

Ashley said...

Dude. Seriously. I want snow now.

tiennie said...

Dude - I totally want to be there right now!

Kristin said...

Heaven!! Love the sea grass sock yarn.

Tammy said...

Wow! Those pictures are almost enough to cool me off. What a contrast to our current dry winds and forest fires!

Kim said...

DUDE, Aspen looks so awesome!

Eikon said...

Oh but snow comes and doesn't leave MN for five months. I'm appreciating global warming at the moment.

weezalana said...

I shall gaze upon your Aspen pics longingly as I endure a week in the freakin' 90s.

That snowed in pic looks like a postcard!

Nora said...

Oh, my! Your photos are beautiful!

Sonya said...

What a fantastic weekend! Gorgeous scenery and knitting; what more could you want?!

Esoteric Knitter said...

Wow, those are some amazing images. :) What a fun work trip. And the wolly bully is just fantastic. I really wish I joined.

nicole said...

Being snowed in is one of my all-time favourite things. Luckily, I live in a place where this kind of thing is not uncommon. I can't wait for snow!

Your photos of Aspen are just gorgeous. How convenient that you found a snowy shot that features wet cobblestones. And speaking of which, looks like you might beat me at finishing yours, though I'm not far behind...

Karen said...

The snow looks so pretty . . . and every prettier because it's far away from me!!! The yarn is gorgeous too - but I wish that was closer.

Kirsten said...

Ooooo! Cozy fireplace knitting with snow falling outside - it doesn't get much better than that!

Zarah said...

Gorgeous photos - reminds me of my trip to COpper Mountain last year! (Although I think it may have a slightly lower freakshow quotient.)

Jen said...

Oh wow that's gorgeous! I sooo love snow in mountain towns. Hopefully the mid-Atlantic will get some precip this year. I'm so ready for some snow days.

Lisa said...

Wow - those pictures totally make me want winter to come to Toronto!

Veronique said...

Snowed in?! Oh, that sounds like a dream... It was almost 75F at Rhinebeck on sunday!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful pics. I am so ready to be snowed in and knitting like a mofo. Lurve that yarn.

Mia said...

The fire place photos look fantastic. And the snow looks lovely. I miss snow. It is 75 right now in Maryland.

Gingersnaps with Tea... said...

So Pretty!! Sounds like a fantastic trip ('course I love being snowed in 'cause I love snow). Living so close to the Rockies, I kind of take the gorgeousness of them for granted but your pictures are really a nice reminder. I'm hoping the weather will be all snowy and gorgeous like that for my upcoming trip to Emerald Lake. Banff is a bit like Aspen but with more granaola and less plastic surgery!

nova said...

Snow? What is this snow you speak of? It was so hot yesterday, chocolate melted in my car. What is that all about. Knitting in from of a fireplace because one is snowed in...hello, dream come true.

WonderMike said...

Incredible. We have crazy out of control forest fires and you're knitting by the fireplace. Enjoy it, Chica. And I want more deets on the Woully Boully Sock Club, please!

schrodinger said...

I felt almost ready to vomit with jealousy at that picture of you knitting at the fireplace. You lucky, lucky bugger. Aspen sounds like a fascinating place to visit, you describe it exactly as I imagine it.

a friend to knit with said...

oh i love those photos!!
and the fireplace knitting looks SO delicious!
glad you had a fabulous trip!

Yarnhog said...

How beautiful! I'd love to be snowbound right about now. Of course, I'm hiding from massive wildfires raging through San Diego, so almost anything would be better. I'm still knitting, though!

Katy said...

Awwwwwwwwww, man...that snow looks so good I could catch a flake on my tongue. I'm starting to think we'll never even get fall here. HMMPH.

I'm also jealous to think that someone, somewhere is making progress on Cobblestone. I suspect that one's gonna be my albatross for a long while to come.

Lazuli said...

Wow, what a great way to get snowed in on a business trip! Knitting, autumn snow, fireplaces, and gorgeous scenery, oh my! I'd say you're a lucky gal.

Heather said...

When I first opened your post, I thought, "Huh, is it really snowing in central PA?" Then I wisely kept reading. Not much can make me wish for snow and cold weather, but I wouldn't mind being snowed in, knitting by the fireplace. Unfortunately, even with two feet of snow on the ground, it's impossible to be snowed in in NYC. You still have to go to work.

Magatha said...

Well, I am certianly glad I found this blog. I clicked on it through Ravelry becaue "I liked your face." How do like that? :-)

peaknits said...

I can't imagine a more perfect work getaway - lots of knitting - yay! Almost makes work well, worth it!

Knittymuggins said...

Soooooo jealous of you! I love your Aspen photos and I'm glad you got to "knit like a mofo" :) The new yarn's yummylicious too!

knitseashore said...

Your description of Aspen cracks me up, which is good because those photos of snow make me cry. I don't care if it's supposed to be in the 50s here and it's in the 70s, I shall take it as long as I can. At least you were able to stay in and enjoy all that knitting!

Tanya said...

Wow! So jealous! I never asked what you did for a living, but if it takes you there! Sign me up!

sgeddes said...

Dude! Totaly great! the photos make me want it to snow and I don't like the snow!

Kim said...

Ahh, yummy sock yarn! Great pics of Aspen. I'm looking forward to witer but I don't think summer is ever going to end here in Maryland.

This morning I left the house at 10 to 7 in a cotton short-sleeved shirt and it was still dark. It really jangles the senses when it's 68 degrees at 6:50am on Oct. 24 in western Maryland. This is not normal.

Octopus Knits said...

Love the snow pictures! How wonderful to get to knit by a fireplace in Aspen : )

Also, great yarn!

Amy said...

The whole *thing* looks dreamy! You're making me wish for those big white flakes and some hot cocoa, totally.

K. said...

Looking at that snow makes me think of the nice, cold weather we'll be having soon. At this time of year I look forward to it. When it gets here, maybe not so much. I love your Clapotis, by the way.

Dove Knits said...

Hey! Last year I got not only snowed in, but avalanched in(No, avalanche didn't hit us, but they were coming down those mountains so no one was allowed out of the hotel. Not even to step out into the parking lot!) in the mountains around Salt Lake City! I got alot of knitting done then, too.

Aspen looks really pretty! And how cozy, knitting by the fire. I bet you were wishing for my gay pride blanket to snuggle in ;) (it'll be a looong time before I let myself live that one down).

Knitting Bandit said...

DuDe! My Gorilla Boy was talking to me about how he couldn't wait to snowboard this winter (probably January at the ear;liest)as I clicked open your blog. Bam. I had to show your pictures. He was instantly bummed that he lives in Michigan and not the Rockies. Dude. That was mean.

Spincerely said...

Simply Breathtaking -- both Aspen and the sock yarn...

Zarzuela said...

So. Jealous. Beautiful pics. That must have been like something out of a dream!

Nice yarn too! :)

Jessica

Em said...

Those are some great photos! You almost have me wanting snow here (but not quite yet!) If only all of winter was so beautiful... I'm sure the fireplace and knitting helped keep you warm, too!

Sourire11 said...

Sounds like an amazing trip. Too bad you didn't get any pics of the young tan blond guys! The ones you took are really pretty, though. Winter wonderland... I love being snowed in and knitting!

KnitPastis said...

Ohhhhh my goodnes, Thankyou for taking me away even if it's for a moment in these photos! These are probably the best Winter photos I have EVER seen!! Good for you taking such a great trip!!

Craptina said...

yeah, that blizzard looks hefty alright. Anything to stay in and knit! That fireplace rocks!

amanda cathleen said...

brr! Looking at your lovely pictures makes me want to go grab a sweater! btw Dude, that's some nice looking yarn. ; )

Mintyfresh said...

oooh, those snow shots are gorgeous!!

Romi said...

OMG, those shots are so gorgeous! :sigh: I could just live in them. :)

gray la gran said...

you're sooo lucky!!!
last year, we had two dustings in nc. dustings !
i am not a skier (sp?) ... i would do a twilight run on the bunny slope, as long as it did not interfere with my fireside knittin' and drinkin'.
ps. stuart and his new babe, mabel, send their sweet hello's .