Archive for April, 2008
“What’s next?” turned out to be the Koigu fingerless mittens, mostly because they required the least amount of thinking. Thinking can really slow down my knitting. Some times it even halts my knitting. They’re pictured below in front of The Wall Of Koigu at Knit-Purl in Portland, where they lived in a previous life as hanks.
Koigu (KPPPM) color P529
~62g, on #1 dpns
matching nails – OPI “Dominant Jeans”
I was treated to being photographed by The Blogger of Knit-Purl, who is even more delightful in person than on the blogpage.
Not a treat, was me rolling out as the champagne was rolling in! Aaah! that was tough, but I had a three hour drive north and work the next morning. If I lived in Portland, Sip ‘N’ Stitch at Knit-Purl is definitely where I would spend my Thursday evenings.
A Clever Design
I was visiting Portland State University, walking past Stephan Eppler Hall:
The break in the pathway caught my eye, it is part of the building’s rain drain system:
The downspout empties into a bed of stones, which drains out the bottom through the spout on the bottom left:
The spout empties into a channel with an arrangement of granite bricks that allows the water to flow across the walkway through the spaces between the bricks and allows pedestrians to walk without tripping or spashing:
At the end of channel the water falls into a sunken garden with stones at the base of the waterfall:
Each drain is different, each bed of stones is different, each sunken garden is different:
I love a clever design.