Monday, August 27, 2007

End of summer fun

Some knitting progress (finally!).

It's time to unveil Jess's baby gift. She knows about it now since I gave in and showed her it after the baby shower. So time for you all to see it too. I am using the fisherman's baby bunting from here.I changed how it's made to knit the body on circulars and added the seat belt holes as well. Also I'm using a light worsted weight yarn instead of the sport weight to make the size slightly larger. In that,is my current block. I have knit 4 sleeves for this bleeping thing already and each one has its own problem.
The first one wasn't big enough to stitch to the arm opening, the second was going to be as long as a monkey's arm. The third I'm not even going to talk about and the last one was just plain laughable. I think I've got the problem licked though. Tonight I will cast on yet again to fix that. Then just one more sleeve,hood and pick around some edges. I really like how this yarn is knitting up. It is Araucania Nature Wool a beautiful kettle dyed yarn distributed by Knitting Fever made in Chile. I bought it from the LYS in Superior, WI.

I love to put stuff in the county fair, it is really fun to do and gratifying to win something for my obessed habits:)

Here are my county fair entries, the purple shawl of past post.

The mittens are felted with Lamb's Pride Worsted, I forget the color name.
I made a quick trip to the Cities and visited my sister and her boys. Isn't she a cutie? Theron is too.

We have had lots of fun lately with the kids, just in time for school to start.

Last weekend found us trekking to Jellystone Park in Warrens, WI. We went with some friends we haven't seen in a while. They were our best pals when we lived in the Cities (That's the Twin Cities for those of you not from Minnesota). It was nice to know they're still our best pals. It was a fun trip for the kids especially, we adults would occasionally stagger back to our place and collapse on the couch for a bit. The kids just swam and swam and swam.

Here they met Yogi and Ranger, a highlight for them:)

There was mini golf.

And of course swimming.

On our way home we decided to go a different way and stumbled across an apple orchard. Check it out here. It was fun to do with the kids but it took a little longer to get home.

Back to the old grindstone. School starts next week! Yay!


Brita said...

Thanks for the laugh about the sleeves. It sounds like they are really giving you problems. Nice pictures.

Sandy said...

Looks like you've been pretty busy this summer! Jess' gift is very nice, can't wait to see it in person! I like the page too, it's very PiNk! Hope to see you soon....we need a coffee night!

Naomi said...

Whoaa new look to the blog! I like it! Looks like your trip to Jellystone was fun! Hope you get those sleeves figured out.