Saturday, August 16, 2008

Summer Time, and the Living is Easy

Since this is primarily a knitting blog, I suppose I should update you on my knitting.... or lack thereof. That's not to say I've knitted nothing this week; I did finish the third of four edge strips. I won't bother taking a picture of it because it's exactly the same as one of the others and I've already posted pictures of that one.

Stacey (the bride) and I managed to get together this week so I could take one more measurement; now I can continue on, confident that the dress will fit well. I'm thinking that I may just continue on working the second half of the dress until I'm at the same point as I am for the front. Then I can work on each in turn, being assured that the shaping will be the same. It is, however, much too hot to be knitting right now. The last few days have been in the 30C plus range and the air conditioning in the apartment is working full bore, but it is still just too warm to knit. I'm not complaining, just saying.

I didn't want to write a post with no pictures (I did that yesterday), so I'll share a few of the pictures I took when my daughter and granddaughter were here.

tea party

Little girls and tea parties just seem to go together, don't they? The Evolution Shawl makes the perfect (and very classy) picnic blanket, while Gramma's tea set is the perfect way of serving apple juice and Cheetos. How's that for tea party fare? We had a lovely living room tea party and afterward, while I was putting the shawl back on the recliner, Trinity stroked it and asked if she could have it one day. I tell you, that's one way to melt a grandmother's heart!

We also took the girls to Davison's Orchard in Vernon. It is a working orchard that has been turned into an attraction, as well as a way of teaching people (especially children) where their food comes from. We didn't spend a lot of time there, but we did enjoy it before heading off to the lake. Trinity loved seeing the animals, and this being a knitting blog, I couldn't pass up this photo op.


While Kristen and I strolled and chatted, John escorted Trinity on a tour of the animal pens. I love this next shot. That little girl has her grandfather completely wrapped around her fingers, whether he'll admit it or not.


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