Friday, August 28, 2015

A Few Finishes and Still Celebrating!

Gosh, here it is, closing in on the end of August with just about all the birthday and anniversary celebrations behind us.  We had a short visit with friends from Colorado and then celebrated our REAL anniversary locally because we couldn't find a cat sitter. No matter.  Our kids arranged for some chocolate dipped strawberries and 2 glasses of champagne to be delivered to our door. How nice of them!  We had a great time reminiscing about our life together over the past fifty years.  It's gone by so fast! We started out as two, and now there are twelve of us. Amazing!  And we all get along! All I can say is, "Wow!" Because we had planned to be away at a place without many restaurant choices, Dick had arranged for dinner at the Space Needle the week before. It was a cloudy day, but we still had great views of our city. (The restaurant revolves while you eat, so it's rather like watching an ever-changing movie.) Fun place for special occasions!



Meanwhile, there's been some knitting happening.  I finally finished Kiribati which I started last summer and put away when it got cold. (Thanks, Mere for the pattern link!)  Now I have to figure out what to wear it with!


It has interesting details on the side seam:


I also made a washcloth thanks to Dee's inspiration:  (Isn't her new kitty cute?)


And a replacement sample for  my volunteering.  The earlier one disappeared!


It's taken me two other tries to find yarn for the Undine KAL. I finally dove into my stash of leftovers and will be holding my breath until it's done.  I also decided to make the socks as written.  We'll see whether I like them this way or not.



 Enjoy the weekend.  We are supposed to have rain.......finally.  I hope it helps with the wildfires!  Be sure to check out Patchwork Times for some knitting inspiration!

18 comments:

Ramona said...

Congrats! On your anniversary. How wonderful...50 years! Your knits are all fun and beautiful.

InfinityQuilter/Knitter said...

Happy Anniversary! Love the colorway for Kiribati.

Tired Teacher said...

Happy Anniversary! Best wishes for the next fifty years.

I love all of your knitting projects - the vest is cute and would be fun to wear layered or alone.

Araignee said...

Happy anniversary! You both look too young to be celebrating your 50th. Doing my rain dance for you right now. Those fires are just terrible.

Rian said...

Mazel Tov! And wishes for many, many more years together!

Suzanne said...

Blessings on your 50th! Your projects are great!

Dee said...

Happy, happy 50th! That is a wonderful milestone and it looks like you had a great celebration dinner.

I like the color combo you chose for your Undines.

Teresa in Music City said...

Just catching up on some of your posts - wow! You've been busy girlfriend!!! Congratulations on both the car and the 50th ANNIVERSARY - what a milestone!!!! Loved the picture of the two of you enjoying the evening on top of the world :*)

Caffeine Girl said...

Wow, 50 years! And you are still happy! That is quite an accomplishment these days. Congratulations.
It seems like everyone is knitting Undine. I'll just watch as I already have too many socks OTN.

desertskyquilts said...

Happy anniversary. The two of you are so extremely fortunate, both to still have each other and to still love each other. =) Keep calm and knit on?

Sharon Massena said...

Happy 50th That's a great photo of you 2. In all the years we've been here, we've never eaten in the Needle.

Love the knitting. Maybe I should get another pair of socks going. It has been very windy and wet .

Mereknits said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!! Congrats on making a wonderful family. I love the sweater. You picked perfect yarn for it and it turned out beautifully.
Hugs to you,
Meredith

Nancy Kay said...

Woohoo! Congrats on your anniversary; it looks like it was made into a very special occasion. What fun to be at the top of the Space Needle.

Love the knitting projects too.

You asked about how I weighed my yarn. I got a scale (about the size of a dessert plate) as a present from a knitting friend that weighs ounces and grams. Perfect for knitters.

karen said...

love the hat and the wash cloth, I haven't knit that pattern before but I've seen it around, yours is glorious!! Too pretty to use!

elns said...

So many good things. Good life and good knits. That's a pretty cute photo of you guys at dinner. :)

Jeanne said...

Congratulations on your 50th wedding anniversary! May you have many more! We celebrated our 47th on the 17th. Where do the years go? Your knitting is so pretty.

Janet said...

Happy Anniversary and congratulations on 50 years!

Cranberry Morning said...

I love the photo!! Thank you for posting it. A handsome couple! Congratulations.