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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

FO Report -- Koolhaas

We're back in Chicago after a long weekend up north, and I can say it feels much much colder in Chicago than in the Upper Peninsula. It's windier and humid here!

We spent a good part of the weekend on the numerous cross country ski trails, feasting by the fire, and catching up on naptime.

David said the hand knit I gave him for Valentine's Day kept him toasty, especially on Sunday, when it snowed most of the day.

I used brooklyn tweed's Koolhaas pattern, and about 1/2 a skein of Malabrigo in the Taureg colorway. My only modification was to switch to size 4.5mm/US#7 needles for the decrease rounds.

If you want a Malabrigo Koolhaas for yourself, check out the knit-along that starts March 1st in the Malabrigo Junkies forum on Ravelry. I'm co-leading a Koolhaas KAL and an Amanda KAL, which are part of many Malabrigo KALs starting the first of the month. That means you have two more weekends to shop for Mmmmmmalabrigo!

OK, a few more photos from our weekend in the Upper Peninsula ...

Whenever Garry and Jo's dog, Xena, was out front in her skijoring harness, the rest of us just tried to keep up the pace.
She's a tough little German or Deutscher Jagdterrier. Don't miss her cute little icicle beard.

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Blogger La Cabeza Grande said...

Love the Koolhaus and the snow beard!

8:46 AM  
Blogger monica said...

Your Koolhaas turned out great. And it's so awesome that you took the dogs with you on your fun trip. The snow beard is pretty funny.

4:08 PM  
Blogger a friend to knit with said...

great photos.
LOVE the color of your koolaas!

8:30 PM  
Blogger Bonne Marie said...

That Koolhaus is MMMMMMalabrigo Good! Fabulous pictures too! Love the icicle beard :) You KNOW she had a great time getting it!

5:15 AM  
Blogger be*mused jan said...

The hat is wonderful...fabulous color choice!!

7:55 AM  
Blogger Natalie said...

I had to comment since there are two awesome things in this post that I want to do: The Koolhass and Skijoring with my dog!!

2:53 PM  

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