At the end of August, we traveled to Minneapolis to surprise my sister on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. We enjoyed being with all of our relatives and finally getting acquainted with the youngest family member who's already almost 3. It was a very special five days!
Our grand nieces and grand nephew
and my sister and brother-in-law's family ~
We all enjoyed a wonderful celebration at the Minneapolis Landscape Arboretum. (If you ever have a chance to see it, go; it'a an amazing place.) The"kids" had assembled a basket of 50 things that reminded them of their parents. What a special gift!
Along with all of the visiting, we even managed a little exercise!
No trip is complete without a stop at a yarn shop, right? And this is an extra special yarn shop as it has been recently opened by our nephew's wife. Stop in if you are in the area; it's a fun place!
This hat is made with a kit from that shop. It was a fun knit but sure had lots of ends to hide! (There was enough yarn for another hat, but I'm still hiding those ends.....)
I finished two other projects: socks for our grand son in his requested color and a shawl that I started in the last century and had to restart because I couldn't remember where I was in the pattern sequence. (That should teach me not to procrastinate, right?)
And last but not least is my cast-on for Dee's fall KAL. I so appreciate the November deadline!
The pattern is Nutkin and the color is Apricot Pit (?) which was the most fall-ish color in my stash. That's it for now, but I just want to say that my heart and prayers go out to all the folks impacted by the recent hurricanes as well as the folks struggling with wildfires. Be safe, too!