I did not have the internet access I had hoped for while in Thredbo. Last year we had access to free broadband if I sat in the foyer of the lodge. Now there is a wireless hotspot in the village, but I was too cheap to pay for it.
I knitted all the way up to Thredbo while DJZ drove (a rare treat) and finished my new hat on Sunday night in time for the week's skiing. I wanted to try a two-colour brioche stitch, but I also wanted to get it done quickly, so I settled on simple two-colour ribbing - not as stretchy as normal ribbing but I really like the effect. (And, you know, vertical stripes make your head look thinner. Or something.)
It was a great week with a bit of everything - a lot of snow on the ground already, some sunshiny days, some rain, some snowfalls, howling winds and massive windchill. It was about day four (of seven) when I felt I had my 'ski legs' back. A good feeling but I wish I could accelerate the process. The very last day brought the best snow, combined with better confidence, and a chance to tackle some tougher runs. A great note to leave on, though bittersweet.
A small photo set with a few more notes on the trip can be found here.