Sunday, June 24, 2012

the dolomites

(here we go, the rest of the posts about our northern Italy trip back in March ... I need to get better at  organizing these posts in a timely manner)

Our first trip to the Dolomites didn't go very well. That was in 2004, during our first time in Italy, when after visiting Venice we decided to drive up to Cortina d'Ampezzo, and take the great Dolomites Road. It was very cloudy and foggy most of the day, so we didn't see a thing the whole time. Not even a tiny glimpse of the Sella Ronda ...

So this time round we decided to go back and hope for better weather. After we left Bolzano in the morning we spent the day driving all around the Dolomites. We didn't go all the way to Cortina, but drove through the Fassa and Pordoi passes and stopped briefly in Canazei and other countless times along the road. The scenery was breathtaking...

A friend of mine who skied in this area before told me it was the most beautiful place he had ever skied in, and I think I have to agree. We found several ski resorts along the way, and although the snow was clearly not in the best of conditions, the views were nothing short of spectacular.

We had lunch in Selva Gardena, and during the afternoon drove around the Sella Ronda till we finally arrived in Ortisei where we spent the night and most of next morning in the beautiful and charming Hotel Uhrerhof (which was so nice it deserves a post of its own).

And, as you can see, we did have better luck with the weather this time ...

Saturday, June 23, 2012

amelia, an angel dress

This is a test knit I've completed recently for Jenny Wiebe. The original pattern is for a dress, but I made it shorter so S. could use it as a top. I made the 18-24 months size and it fits her quite well, and I'm hoping that since it's a bit loose on the waist that it might fit next year too.

Pattern: Amelia - an angel dress, by Jenny Wiebe
Yarn: Rosários 4 Regatta, 2 skeins
Needles: 3.25 mm
Size: 18-24 months
Ravelry project page  here

Changes: Shortened skirt length, and knit 5 rows of seed stitch at the waist, skirt hem and sleeve cuffs.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

herdade da cortesia

Não havia melhor sítio para passar uns dias de férias. Adorámos e queremos voltar em breve ...

There was not a better place to spend a few days vacation. We loved it and plan to go back soon ...

Monday, June 11, 2012

it still fits

... at 6 months
... and at almost 22 months
Huumm, maybe it's time for a new jacket ?