I am switching it up from flowers to fibers! I am always in tune with the towns we pass through and the interesting quilt and yarn shops that I encounter. So these pictures will tell you a little about that side of this trip. And pictures of proof that I do more than just support the local economy, because I make good use of my purchases! When I pick up something from a new shop, it is like a souvenir for me so when I use it in the future, I remember where I was and what was happening there. Better than knick knacks for me! First, a shot of a beautiful budding flower that came from our Mt. Rainier trip. Keep on scrolling for a slideshow!
I have been working on making this Exordium Scarf, designed by Rebecca Picoult. Click here to a link to Ravelry and the pattern. If you are not familiar with Ravelry, it is a huge online collection of designs and makers of knit and crochet. Some of this can be stitched while riding on the highway, as long as they are pretty straight. Curvy roads with ups and downs do not work with my knitting and stomach! It's actually a new thing for me to be able to do anything but look straight ahead without getting that miserable headache and queasiness. The designer of this pattern is, in fact, a sister of author Jodi Picoult. I have read and enjoyed several of her books, and now enjoy the knit design of her sibling!
I'm in Forest Grove, OR, this morning. We are at BJ's Coffee Shop for their coffee and wifi! We have been a bit frustrated by the lack of wifi service when we are camping. A lot of places claim they have wifi, but it is often not practical if I want to do things like blog posts, research destinations, find attractions, reserve campsites, etc. So we need to do something about that for our trailer, and there are options available, if you can get online and learn about them! We are camped near this town, which is near Portland, at the Plum Hill Vineyard. It is part of Harvest Hosts, a network of wineries, hobby farms, golf courses, etc., that allow us to camp overnight in their parking area for no charge. It works out great if we are overnighting in an area.
We continue on down the road, and I have been gathering pictures everywhere we go, waiting for the right wifi to share them with you! We are loving every minute of our adventure so far. We visited Mount Rainier National Park, and I will be putting those pictures together soon. Right now, we are loving this area of northern Oregon and the wineries!
Hi! I'm Pam! Join me on this journey through the next steps of life!