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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Small Projects, Big Warmth

Our weather was absolutely beautiful today. We knitted outdoors in 70 degrees and no humidity! And the evening group sat outside too. This is only the second time all summer we were able to sit outside for the evening session. What a pleasure!
We start this week's Show and Tell with Liz's cowl. It's a straight forward knit a few stitches, purl a few stitches and you get a lovely finished product. It will be a nice warm addition to someone's wardrobe.
 Kathleen made two hats this week. This first one has a roll up brim which Kathleen said took a LOT of yarn because it is double thickness, right where you need it to keep warm. Very stylish!
 Her second hat is also very stylish. The stockinette pattern makes it roll all by itself.
 We all laughed about the never-ending scarf! Kathleen swears there are gremlins that come out at night to rip out her knitting when no one is looking. Sometimes scarves do feel like they will never end.
 Barbara just started this hat so there wasn't much knitting to show. Next week you'll get to see this one live. She is using a very pretty tonal purple yarn.
 Cinzia blocked her baby blanket just in time to add it to our baby items for this donation cycle.
 And finished the snaps on her cute little cardigan also going in with our current donation inventory.
 Her daughter, Sofia, finished the first bootie and will have the second one done to add to the inventory which will be delivered next week.
 My daughter visited this past week with her husband and my grandsons and while she was here she knitted her own design cowl. 
 It can be worn two ways, this is one where the buttons make a straight cowl. The other way makes a pointed bandana.
 Last week Carole's cowl was only about an inch wide. Now look at how much she has knitted! I like how the stitches curve back and forth. And the yarn stripes horizontally play against the pattern nicely.
 Beth's cowl is zipping along quickly too.
 Maureen's hat is showing the beginnings of the leaf pattern just after the ribbing edge.
 And lastly, I'm working on another never-ending scarf. The color changes in the yarn keep me fascinated enough to want to go on though.
My grandsons had a good visit with us last week. I took them to Woodstock, NY where Moose wanted to remember his visit with a pose in the "Woodstock Love Knot". Leo was asleep in his stroller.
Another day we went to Hoffman's Playland in Latham, NY. It's a small amusement park which has be in operation since 1952 but will be closing this year for good. I had to make sure the boys went there before it was gone forever.
And Leo slept through most of it.
 Amanda did wake him up before we left so he could get to ride some amusements too. 
He's watching his big brother to see what to do.
I love the expression on Leo's face. Apparently he was not too fond of the little girl behind him ringing the bell constantly.
I think Moose is going to be a daredevil!
Is that not the most joyful expression?!
On Sunday Moose played in the Little Tykes golf tournament and placed first in his age level. After he played a hole in the tournament he made a quick change and dove into the pool for a quick swim before he accepted his award.
That's one proud kid! His first prize was a whole box of golf balls and those are not cheap!
Move over Tiger, there's a Moose on your trail!

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