Lots Of Water...

Last weekend we were hit by the first big flood of the season. As most of you know we live right between two 'well - known - for - flooding' rivers on Seattle's east side and the bigger one definitely flooded. In fact, one of our main roads out of the Valley has been flooded since late Saturday...
Don't worry, we have lots of websites where we can track the rivers' flow and the traffic cameras where we can check if the gates are up or not. Our town has been locked in before in the past (in fact the first year we lived here it happened twice!), but we were nowhere near that stage this time...

We did a little drive around The Valley Saturday afternoon...

Flooded fields, the Cascades in the background...
Tolt River Road where you can see the waters coming over the road already...

I had some fun over -editing the same pic above...
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So all this wet and windy weather has been great for a spot of knitting of course! First off I finished my Dream Stripes Shawl, made out of Madeline Tosh Merino Light in fingering weight. (very thin) It is so soft and drapes beautifully!

And now I've started working on the  "Easy Folded Poncho" designed by Churchmouse Yarns. The original pattern is using only Stockinette stitches, which I though might be a rather boring thing to make, so I've added some seed stitch borders and a fairly simple cable. The golden color is 'Nutmeg' in Madeline Tosh DK and the variegated color is 'Earl Grey' in Madeline Tosh Sport weight.

The rest of the poncho will be in the Earl Grey colorway...
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Well, today is Tuesday so that means it is my day to volunteer at Little Bit. The temperatures certainly have dropped after all this rain and I think I might have to wear some homemade woollies: yay!  {smile}

This coming up Saturday, we will all be celebrating the second anniversary of the opening of Tolt Yarn & Wool! Can't wait to see everybody again. This shop and especially all the people connected to it, has certainly changed my life!  {smile & heart}


  1. Love your pics, especially the first two. Your shawl is georgeous and your poncho looks very, very promising!

  2. Je prachtige foto's van de overstroming bewijzen dat elk nadeel toch zeker ook zijn voordeel heeft ;)! En wat is je sjaal mooi geworden! Hij staat geweldig! Veel plezier aan de poncho ;)

  3. Your knitting is lovely. I hope the flood water doesn't get any higher any time soon!

  4. Het lijkt me toch een beetje eng in zo'n overstromingsgevoelig gebied te wonen... Maar ik veronderstel dat de streek daar er aan gewoon is, en alle voorzieningen er zijn !
    De poncho, die gaat mooi worden !! Wat een mooie kleur !


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