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July 27, 2017

From Sally — Rocky Mountain Hi

Filed under: Updates — surly @ 3:46 pm

I know I’ve been very quiet here and on Ravelry for the past few weeks.  My husband and I have spent the past month in Boulder, Colorado.  We are on vacation, but we are planning to move here within the next six months to a year.  Feels a bit scary to say it out loud.  We love DC, but our daughter lives here and our son is on the west coast.  Our extended stay was to help our decision making process.  It’s very daunting!

A few days ago, we drove to Rocky Mountain National Park and took a hike partway up Mount Ida.  The views were spectacular.  We saw lots of wildlife, too — elk, pika, and marmots.  So many marmots!  Here are a few photos from the hike.  (Please enjoy the marmot in the third photo.)  Those gorgeous mountains in the background are part of the Never Summer range.  Such a poetic name.

Our son joined us for a few days around the 4th of July.  Here he is with my husband on a different hike up Buchanan Pass.

I have been doing a little knitting — working on a very slow project:  the Circlet Shrug by Norah Gaughan.  I’m almost finished but it has gone very slowly  I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel though.  The fabric is beautiful — heavily cabled, which is why it is slow.

Fortunately, I’ve been getting a little help.

P.S.  So nice to hear from some of you in the area.  Maybe a knitting gathering is in our future!



  1. Such a big decision! Good luck as you make the decision, and if it’s yes, preparing to move.

    Comment by Susan — July 27, 2017 @ 5:26 pm

  2. Three years ago we made the move from the SF Bay Area to slightly north of Boulder. It has been wonderful! We’re pretty rural now and that took a little bit of adjustment. Definitely no running to the store late for a single ingredient like before. But it wasn’t that hard after all. I highly recommend it! Welcome to CO!

    Comment by Ann — July 27, 2017 @ 11:56 pm

  3. So enjoyed your post! Your photos are gorgeous. Your knitting project is intriguing, beautiful color and all those cables!
    Love your friend on the couch. My daughter lived in Boulder for 6 years. She and boyfriend loved it but have now moved to Bozeman, Montana. They love the area as it is so beautiful but are finding the culture so different and not really to their liking. They will persevere! Good luck to you in making this huge decision. Hope you find just what you want.

    Comment by Kathy W. — July 28, 2017 @ 9:10 am

  4. Good for you, exploring and figuring out this next adventure. You won’t quite get to all be in the same time zone, but almost. (Mother goals – family in one time zone.) That ones out of my control, mostly.

    Comment by Pam — July 28, 2017 @ 9:50 am

  5. Good job Enzo, so helpful!

    Comment by Nora — July 28, 2017 @ 10:09 am

  6. Gorgeous scenery- There are lots of yarn sources out there, in Denver and in Ft. Collins. Good luck with your relocation.

    Comment by Robin F — July 28, 2017 @ 10:26 am

  7. I’ve live north of Boulder for 20+ years and absolutely love it. A great fiber community and great yarn shops. You’ll love it.

    Comment by Claudia — July 28, 2017 @ 12:34 pm

  8. Beautiful pictures!

    Comment by Penny — July 28, 2017 @ 3:14 pm

  9. Oh my. What beautiful photos. Maybe the answer is if you don’t like marmots don’t move to Colorado. Just kidding! How about move to Colorado and spend a month in DC (via relatives or AirBnB) every year to touch base with friends and DC culture. Maybe eventually you won’t even miss big city life and can invite friends to your house in CO. What gorgeous red yarn and cables.

    Comment by Chloe — July 29, 2017 @ 7:48 am

  10. You bought the Arbor! Gorgeous color and stitch definition. Canine knitting assistance is always welcome – until a favorite wood cable needle gets confused with a stick from outside. Ask me how I know 🙁

    Comment by Pru — July 31, 2017 @ 12:29 pm

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