i had so much fun snowboarding yesterday. jg and i decided to spend the last of our quad pak lift ticket at northstar on easter sunday. it was magnificently warm and sunny. the resort was nearly deserted. and i only fell once!
fat head heathen
embarrassingly enough, i wiped out while trying to go as fast as i could on a flat stretch. nothing scares me more than a flat trail.
anyway, look at my one knee in that picture. isn't it scary looking? i was wearing jg's skateboarding kneepads. i had bruised up my knees pretty badly the time before so jg made me strongly suggested that i protect them this time. wearing them along with the enormous ass pads made me feel like a lump waddling around. surprising to see that i don't look entirely clumsy in pictures.
assessing slope steepness on the ax handle trail
i met jg at the top of the mountain for lunch. afterward, we went for a blue run that turned out to be the steepest i've ever done. jg took footage of me shredding my way down. i thought i was going pretty fast but the video shows otherwise. i slid out a couple times. i was testing out the knee pads. i really was. i swear!
i have worn many of my handknit hats snowboarding but none received half as many compliments as this one did. a northstar staff guy pointed at my head saying, "sweeeeet hat." a woman in the parking lot shouted, "i love your hat!" comments all day long, in the lift line, on the slopes, even in the restroom. in the morning, each time i heard a compliment i was never quite sure if it was directed at me. toward the end of the day, i just say thanks without even looking. because i'm a star that way,
i would tell you that i love the hat but then i would be just like everyone else and you would ignore me.
» from Dale
The hat is awesome.. Where did you get the pattern my daughter would so love it.
» from erin
I'm not sure that this will give you the same look but typically eyelashes and other dangling bits tend to stay on the purl side of a knit stitch. Would the hat still look as great with the purl side showing?
I think the schmee has her week's assignment if she chooses to accept it.