Monday, October 24, 2011

Knitting on the Road

October has been flying by, but we did manage a little getaway this past weekend to Port Angeles. Even though it was a bit rainy, we enjoyed the scenery and learned that Sequim and Port Townsend really are in the "rain shadow," and usually have sun when it's rainy elsewhere. Actually, the weather was pretty nice in Port Angeles, too!
As we were cruising down the highway,I got all excited and made Dick turn the car around because it looked like an eagle was perched above a slide on a dock. Closer inspection proved my "eagle" to be a fake owl, but this heron wasn't a bit afraid!

Long car rides are perfect for knitting (Dick likes to drive.) as well as scenery-watching. I was able to make some real progress on a couple of projects. Thus far this month, I've finished two more purple hats and a necklace. Someone asked me how come I'm making so many hats when I have only 3 grandkids. These hats are for the Don't Shake the Baby campaign and will be given away during November.

More about the necklace later. It was fun but definitely not a car-project!

13 comments:

Dee said...

Cute hats and for such a good cause.

Becca said...

Love the rainy weather photos. You should be getting some clear rain free days in a couple of weeks. :-)
Love the hats...great cause too.

Linda said...

Sorry I've been missing Judy....but its been good to catch up with all your news and wonderful photos. You have such a happy family!!
And your super-neat knitting always amazes me :-)

Lynn said...

Beautiful hats, I love the color. Such a good cause, makes me wish I could knit. Love the picture with the heron, so foggy!

Cranberry Morning said...

That looks like such a restful, beautiful place! The other day there were 5 eagles in the field south of our house. They were having a picnic, I guess. I love cranes. They are so beautiful and graceful! Love those hats, especially the first one. Gorgeous!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Wow - were there seven baby hats in that purple skein?

I just looked up and saw your side bar note - 24 days until Christmas and gave me a chill. It's close enough, though!

hakucho said...

Those hats are sooo cute! I especially like the one with the holes :)

Dorothy said...

I love long car trips too. Hubby likes to drive and I like to knit - a perfect combination. Haven't seen too many eagles around lately. I'm not sure what they do once their fledglings have flown the coop. We had a nest across the street from us this year and they had 3 babies!

Linda said...

What a pretty drive...love that you make the baby hats for such a great cause...they are so cute! I would like to learn to knit or croquet...one day!!

Cat said...

I love your photos from the NW part of our country! Have a fun trip.

Barbara C said...

Great photo of the heron and the fake owl. It looks like they're facing off for a duel of some kind.

I also like to knit in the car, it's great to have all that uninterrupted time.

kathy b said...

Your hats are amazing. Shaken baby syndrome is awful. We are starting more education formally at our institution. I always told young teen moms and dads and siblings not to shake, but I hope the inclusion of it formally helps all of us remember all of the time to teach not to shake. I certainly didnt teach it to all, and was probably remiss.

So cute that you realized AL and I are mom and daughter. I am infinitely proud of her. Your kids are darling!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Love the hats and I agree about travel time being a good time spent knitting!

Very happy you stopped by so that I could find my way here. I shared info about the pumpkin hats on our little LYS's blog, this is the link:

http://rosepathweaving.blogspot.com/2011/09/pumpkin-patch.html

Look forward to seeing more! blessings ~ tanna