The Wall Of Koigu and A Clever Design

April 12, 2008 at 6:07 pm 2 comments

“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.

WallOfKoigu KnitPurl 30cr
fingerless mittens
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:

PSU Eppler Hall X015

The break in the pathway caught my eye, it is part of the building’s rain drain system:

PSU Eppler Hall A016

The downspout empties into a bed of stones, which drains out the bottom through the spout on the bottom left:

PSU Eppler Hall A017

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:

PSU Eppler Hall A019

At the end of channel the water falls into a sunken garden with stones at the base of the waterfall:

PSU Eppler Hall A020

Each drain is different, each bed of stones is different, each sunken garden is different:

PSU Epler Hall B003

PSU Eppler Hall C009

PSU Epper Hall B021

PSU Eppler Hall C026

PSU Eppler Hall B007

PSU Eppler Hall C014

I love a clever design.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. tania  |  April 17, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    I kept waiting for a skein of yarn to pop up someplace in those pictures…but nothing!!

    Reply
  • 2. Gina  |  May 20, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    I love the fingerless mittens. And the blue nail polish!

    Reply

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