Sunday, August 08, 2010

A little of this, a little of that

I haven’t posted in a bit, but we are still around. We were supposed to be camping this week, but with temps in the high 90’s, we decided not to. We did take a day trip up to Tallulah Gorge State Park  to check it out. I’d like more time to explore the area, but I’m not sure this campground is “MOTH friendly”. We observed a person having a hard time using his walker, and MOTH was quick to point it out to me. It is an awfully pretty area though, and I’d really like to see more of it.

I finished those green/purple striped socks a while back, but never posted.  I tried working on them while recovering from my knee replacement surgery-but I was still on painkillers. Do not operate knitting needles while using this medication…… In spite of a few ‘design elements’ that I added, they are finished and wearable.

socks

This area is blessed with several nice yarn stores (as well as good quilt stores) and one of the friendliest is Only Ewe and Cotton Too in the next town. You walk into this store and feel right at home. There are always people sitting there, knitting and chatting, and other folks will help you find what you are looking for if the owners are busy with someone else.  Last month this shop had a knit-along doing the Annis shawlette. I joined in, learned how to bead and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. The shawl is now finished and blocked, ready to use…well, if it wasn’t in the 90’s.

Annis

5 comments:

Susan said...

Your shawlette is lovely. Great job. I did a double take when I saw your socks. I am knitting a pair right now using the same yarn.

Anonymous said...

You amaze me. Shawl is beautiful, and I hate to tell you how much I paid at REI for striped socks. They are adorable.

Lizzie said...

Did something wrong. The anonymous comment was mine, Gail.

Mary said...

My son goes up to Tallulah to hike sometimes.

I was thrilled when I knit my first pair of socks and realized that my little imperfections didn't matter. I love wearing them. I need to pull put my current pair in progress for my trip next week.

LuAnn said...

I would love to know what yarn you and Susan used for those socks. It is just striking. Love your shawl, too.