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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Memorial Day visit with the grands and knitting galore

Our daughter and grandsons continued their annual tradition of visiting from Pennsylvania to watch our Memorial Day Parade. They don't need an excuse to visit but they love the bands and fire trucks. What little boys don't?
I love that we don't even need to prompt Moose to salute when the flag goes by.
I think their real favorite part is when the people marching throw candy to the crowds of viewers on their route. Leo needed some time to warm up to the idea but he got the gist of it after a few Tootsie Pops were confiscated by the kids on the neighboring blanket! After the parade, we went home for a picnic of turkey burgers and fruit salad. They left mid afternoon for what should have been a 5 hour drive back home but didn't arrive until almost 7 hours later. Oh, the joys of holiday travel!
On to a visit with my Chicks. We talked about our vegetable gardens, or the lack thereof! Barbara has decided to plant her tomatoes in pots on the deck this year and I've given up altogether. We don't get the minimum required amount of sun to sustain a tomato plant so I don't bother anymore. I did get two pots of hanging begonias and petunias to put out in the yard and a beautiful pink and white fuschia to hang on the deck. That spikey plant between Barbara and Elaine is a pineapple my son started from the discarded top of a fresh one from the grocery store. It's been growing for a few years now and just this year has taken off and grown very tall. Check out Youtube for instructions on how to start one.
Sophia came with her mom Cinzia today. Because we had so little snow this year her school didn't use up the snow days allotted for the weather and all the students had the day off. It was good to see her again. We miss her when she's busy with school activities. She picked out some yellow yarn to make a cardigan which Cinzia is preparing for winding.
Barb and Elaine worked on their hats while...
Sophia cast on for her sweater, Cinzia worked the sleeves on her cardi, and I added a few more inches to my scarf.
My evening Chicks arrived before the sun went down. Maureen finished her baby hat...
and started another one for our inventory.
Beth made the cuff last week on her Apple Pie hat from Tin Can Knits. This week she worked on all those little cables. This is going to be a gorgeous hat!
Carole picked a pretty soft green yarn to make a baby cardigan. It's one of those top down pattern which does not need assembling when it's finished. I love those kind of patterns.
Dorah finished the never-ending scarf!!! She got 3 cheers from the crowd!
Now she has to put sleeves on this cute little baby sweater.
After that the next task will be to find some buttons. I can't wait to see what she'll choose!

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