Mother’s Day on the Cog

Ok, I know I said my blog would be about my adventures in designing knitting patterns – but the Cog Railway is very cool so I wanted to share it with you. For Mother’s Day, DH & DS planned a very pleasant & relaxing day with a trip on the Cog Railway, which is in Manitou Springs, CO. I’d read about the Cog which was built in 1891 to reach the summit of Pikes Peak. So off we go with a stop at Barnes & Nobles on our way to the railway. Imagine picking whatever you wanted at B&N – ohhh. I was good though, my picks – three current issues of knitting mags, one is Verena from Burda which I am really liking & will be subscribing to, a book w/CD documentating fashions from 1900 – 1950, and two CD’s – Brule’s Lakota Piano and Celtic Woman. Then off to the Cog and what a ride. The summit of Pikes Peak is 14,110 ft – and you can see forever from there. Some pictures DH took……..

Cars passing

Maintenance car

Cog snowblower

Cars passing above tree line

But what about knitting you say – I have been working on a few projects, some take along & some only at home. One I am working on is making up my Winter Lace Scarf in a different yarn. The original was done in Nature Spun Sport and lately I’ve been thinking about how this scarf would look in something non-wool. I choose a 100% bamboo and am liking the way this is turning out. This picture is really a scan but I think you can get a good idea of what the scarf will look like. I think there is a pattern revision in the very near future. You can find this pattern both on my web site and Ravelry.

Winter Lace Scarf done in Ornaghi Bamboo

Don’t you just love the muted colors? I do. (And the stitching looks much better when not squashed on a scanning bed 🙂 ).

Cheers! Jean