Yesterday our father was laid to rest in a beautiful ceremony at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville, New York. It is a beautiful cemetery and the service touched our hearts. The 21 gun salute and playing of TAPS brought tears to everyone's eyes. I heard more than a few sniffles when I was presented the American Flag in honor of my Dad.
We decided to donate Dad's flag to the cemetery to adorn the Avenue of Flags. We think he would have liked this gesture. I am overwhelmed with the passing of my Dad but I'm glad we were able to give him such an honorable send off. We will keep the three spent shell casings, one from each of the three volleys, which represent Duty, Honor, Country. I think my Dad knows how proud we are of him.
This week with the Chicks was nothing but scarves on needles. My Mistake Stitch scarf is getting a bit longer. It would be much longer if I didn't spend so much time working on other projects too. I guess I don't have much of an attention span.
Elaine's tweed scarf is growing steadily in spite of what she thinks. I think gremlins come in at night and rip out our progress while we sleep. They seem to take forever to grow!
Liz's Palindrome finally gave her enough grief and she bound off the stitches. Next step, maybe some fringe.
Now she is casting on for a hat.
Liz slipped in a finished cowl when no one was looking.
We haven't seen Cinzia's Reversible Stripes scarf in a while. She was bored with it so it sat in the bottom of her knitting basket until she felt inspired to pick it up again. None of us has ever done anything like that, have we? She said sarcastically!!!
And Dorah added a lot of length to her Noro Striped scarf. The colors are a nice compliment to each other and the scarf is gender neutral.
As is Maureen's Mistake Stitch scarf. We've been trying to concentrate on items that men can use too. It's easy to find interesting patterns to knit for a woman or child but men's items can sometimes be...um...not as much fun to knit. Sorry guys!
Elena started this crocheted scarf just tonight and look how long it is already! Nice bright colors too.
Carole is knitting a pattern that she found on Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's blog. You must cast on a multiple of 4 stitches plus 2 then knit the following pattern for every row until your desired length:
K2, K one stitch through the back loop, P1. Bind off when you're satisfied with the length and add fringe if you like.
Sofia finished her boot cuff and....
started the second one tonight. She's been using a chopstick for a cable needle. Necessity is the mother of invention after all!