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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Keep on knitting and the grands celebrate Memorial Day

We start this week with more of Kathleen's creations. Hats are the perfect project for the ends of yarn leftover from larger items.
 As I promised last week, here is the Baby Surprise jacket Kathleen finished off with buttons from Nana's button box. She added a cute little hat to complete the ensemble.
 Another little set in a unisex blue.
 Kathleen loves this top-down cardigan pattern. 
 When you can't find four matching buttons just mix and match.
 Liz made progress on her feather and fan.
 Barbara started a shawl with a bulky weight yarn and large needles. This shouldn't take too long.
 Carole knitted the shoulders of her heather green pullover using the 3 needle technique.
 By evening's end she was picking up stitches to knit the neckline. It's hard to see but the sleeve edges have a darling little cable defining the armhole edges.
 Beth knitted a cowl for herself with yarn that she bought on her vacation in the southwest recently. The colors are gorgeous!
 And she knitted more on her pullover. This was taken early in the evening so it was even longer by night's end.
 Maureen worked on a slipped stitch baby blanket.
 My favorite little boys brought their mom and dad for a visit this weekend.
We took a ride over to Cummington, Massachusetts for the Mass Sheep and Wool Festival. Moose took a class in making a felted treasure pouch. He was very particular about the colors he chose. They had to be "Superhero Avengers" colors.
 I think the part he liked best was wetting the fibers.
 He worked the felting process for a few minutes but then passed the chore on to his mom and me.
 Moose is always so busy so this is the best pic I was able to catch of his finished pouch. It actually turned out quite durably felted. Who knew a smooth rock could produce such a neat pouch?!
 Monday was parade day. I think these two guys were a little excited!
 Poppop taught Moose how to respect the flag when it passed by.
 Leo helped Dad find the marching bands in the program.
And Moose proudly waved the American flag as the bands marched by.
Moose renamed the parade "The Candy Parade" since he collected more this day than on Halloween!
It was a warm day and we happened to pass a lemonade stand on our way back to the car so naturally we stopped for some refreshments. Moose was asked to autograph the stand. What a cute idea!
All in all everyone had a great day honoring those who gave their lives in defense of our freedoms.

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