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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Done, Done, Done!

A couple more projects are off the needles just in time to be hand delivered. This matches up with a smaller version that was finished for Cousin Stella a while ago. The ruffles are a different color, and it has kitty buttons instead of a dog. Sure hope it fits!

Strangely my last several projects have involved the feather and fan stitch pattern.  I just finished this Nami cowl; the pattern came with a Bento Box kit from Jimmy Beans yarn.  It included 15 yards of 12 different Berroco yarns, and I liked the sample of Briza so much that I ordered enough for a sweater.  Hope to finish it in time for winter. (This one!) It intrigued me how the two ends fit perfectly together, and I've got my fingers crossed that it will go well with DD's winter coat. This pattern would be perfect for using up odds and ends of yarn, so I need to remember that!

Speaking of cowls, fall has definitely come to our part of the world.  Not only are there shorter days and all sorts of spiders everywhere, we are now finding giant toadstools that seem to appear over night. 

My little gnome approves.

And this tiny fairy left me a note saying, "Get going on those winter projects!"  I guess it IS time, isn't it?  Check out Patchwork Times to see what others are making.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

It's Beginning to Feel Like Fall!

We are slowlly getting back into our fall routine.  Our choir sang for the first time since June, we've taked a few nice drives, and we've had fun with our local grandkids. After a recent rain, we drove out to see Snoqualmie Falls and were rewarded with a rainbow on the way home!

We walked a little ways down the trail, and I convinced Dick to let me take his picture. Isn't that an interesting log?

The little bit of rain gave way to a nice rainbow. Can you see it hiding in the clouds?

This weekend we walked with Max and Stella down to the Magnolia Farmer's Market. We bought some bread and peaches before stopping at the park nearby

They both had great fun on the equipment, especially this slide.

No trip to the playground is complete without playing in the sand and 

running through the tunnels.  After they were done playing, we trudged back home up some significent hills.  I hope they slept well that afternoon.  We were sure tired!

The day before we took a fun road trip to Port Gamble. It's such a pretty town, and it has a great yarn shop and a really nice quilt shop.  All of the buildings are well kept up, just like this one.

And for me,  car trips also mean knitting time.  The Multnomah shawl is done; it was so much fun to use this gradient yarn!

Hope your week was as nice as ours!