I am so excited: this year my family is going camping at Wallowa Lake!
For those of you who don't know, Wallowa Lake is a large, beautiful lake in Eastern Oregon. There is a state park campground right at the lake, complete with swimming beach, boat docks, paddle boat rentals, everything! My parents took us to Wallowa Lake every August of my childhood to camp (albeit in an RV), and the fond memories I have are too many to list.
So this year J and I are taking the girls there for 5 days - but we will be tent camping. Since I was not raised to tent camp, this is a daunting prospect for me. But the location has me so excited that I'm willing to overlook the possible disasters that await us all.
Because we're "roughin' it", kinda, I decided I needed a campin' hat. You know - for those "the-two-year-old-was-awakened-at-the-crack-of-dawn-by-that-crashing-in-the-site-next-door-and-someone-better-get-up-and-make-some-coffee-quick-and-you-have-short-hair-that-looks-JACKED-when-you-just-crawl-out-of-bed" moments. And y'all know how much I love this hat, right? Well, it's wool and angora. Not your best summer-time campin' fiber.
So I made the Newsboy Cap.
- Pattern: Cabled Newsboy Cap by Shannita Williams-Alleyne, from Stitch-n-Bitch Nation
Yarn: Blue Sky Alpaca Dyed Cotton, #625 graphite, 1 skein
I modified this a bit to make a bit more room between the cabled rows. It just looked too bunched up as written. Because of changing that, I had to re-work the decreases at the top to accomodate my longer cable repeats. But it was easy-peasy, and I love my new cotton hat!!
Wallowa Lake, here I come!