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Thursday, October 15, 2009

One Project Finished, A New One Started and Picking Apples with Moose

The helmet liners are done! The evening group of knitters graciously offered to model them. We made a total of twelve helmet liners, two neck warmers, and a dozen Christmas stockings, which were all sewn by our "Crochet Queen" Karen Ayres.
Barbara modeled the Bird's Nest Smoke Ring I knitted for my sister. I used Mini Mochi from Crystal Palace Yarns. It is a merino and nylon sock weight yarn that is as soft as a cloud. I love the colors too.
Our project for the next few months will be to make scarves, shawls, and hats to donate to New York Oncology and Hematology for their patients who are undergoing chemotherapy. Barbara picked out a lovely fall combination of colors.
Elaine finished one shawl already and has enough yarn left to make another. She is using Lion Brand Homespun to make a very soft and cozy shawl in the prettiest teal blue.
Kathleen finished the reversible cables baby blanket that was featured last week. It's on the armrest alongside her peach and sage triangular shawl. This week she worked on a light blue shawl and beamed with pride as she told us all about her newest great grandchildren, twins, a boy and a girl. We loved hearing all about her visit with them and the great progress they're making since their four week early arrival.

My daughter and grandson drove up last week for a short visit to pick some apples before it was too late.

Poppop and I took them to our favorite orchard, Indian Ladder Farms in Voorheesville. It's the same orchard where Moose's Daddy proposed to his Mommy. Too bad Dad had to work. He wasn't able to join us this time.
Moose spotted some good apples right away.

But they were a little too high up to reach.
We walked further into the orchard and found some trees with apples at Moose's level. He was having a grand old time finding the nice ones.
But he thought the idea was to eat them all right then and there! He couldn't decide which one to eat first.
This one must have looked better.
It's hard to smile with a mouthful of juicy, fresh apples.
Once our apple bags were filled it was time to get our fresh made cider donuts and cider. So off to the farm store we headed.
But where are the donuts? We had to wait for them to finish cooking.
In the meantime, the fresh squeezed cider was sooooo delicious!

We had time to play on the farm equipment in the playground but it was getting late.
We finally got our donuts but had to eat them in the car. It was a fun afternoon at the orchard.
But all too soon it was time to go home and bake some pies!

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