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26.3.14

"It's that igneous intrusion of dacite porphyry...it's that molar in the sky that just won't let you be."


I finished Dacite and it now greets you when you come into the shop.  This pattern by Carol Feller was a joy to knit.  It was a well-planned and well-written pattern.  The cardigan shape is simple, but subtle shaping with short rows in the collar, small darts in the back, garter and stockinette stitching throughout, come together beautifully in this classic cardigan.

Dacite knitted in Kenzie by HiKoo


As you must know by now our family has a love of Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico.  It is the BSA's largest national High Adventure Base covering 137,000 acres in the Sangre de Cristo range of the Rocky Mountains.  The high mountains and rugged terrain range in elevation from 6,500 to 12,441 feet.  The iconic mountain is called the Tooth of Time, which is an igneous intrusion of dacite porphyry formed in the Tertiary period of the Cenozoic era around 12 to 20 million years ago.  Now I think it is pretty cool that this design is named Dacite--even the color (Pavlova) I chose is fitting!

Our son was a Philmont Ranger for two summers.  (Although this photo was taken in Colorado.  The Rangers would hike and climb on their days off.)
RMSC was the location of Philmont Leadership Challenge in September 2012.  The new location for NAYLE--National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience, and PLC--Philmont Leadership Challenge is Rayado Leadership Mesa, in the foothills view of Urraca Mesa and Crater Peak. 
The Tooth of Time as seen from Rocky Mountain Scout Camp.
As a PLC participant I was in the Urraca Patrol, because
I like the fact that the Urraca Mesa is said to be haunted.

Look for Urraca on the left and you will see the shape of a skull, which is visible from the air. 
Philmont is a working ranch and has a herd of Bison.  We were fortunate to see the herd grazing near the side of the road.  They are massive creatures.  Did you know that Bison down
is a luxury spinning fiber.  I had a friend give me just a bit to spin--very nice!

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