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WOW and Socks

I have had a request to post more kitty pictures on WOW (Hi Nikki!).  Three out of the 4 were cooperative this morning.   Since Taz had to visit Dr. Jimmy this past Saturday he has tried to stay hidden under the coffee table but Beamer just wants attention.


Hershey has ventured out more from the back of the house and I think Beamer's sight and smell aren't quite as sharp as he gets older and he doesn't pay as much attention to Hershey.


The latest pair of socks to be finished were a pattern from Socks from the Toe Up by Wendy Johnson.


Yarn  Strawberry Frenzy from Yarnini"s semi-solid sock club

Needles  2.5mm DPNs

Pattern  Lacy Rib Socks from Socks from the Toe Up

Modifications  I knit these cuff down (soon to try a toe up though)

Have a great Wednesday!

July 22, 2009 | Permalink | Comments (14)

Holiday Travel

As I am delayed yet once again, I have a few minutes to tell you of my short vacation to New England. I was meeting up Thursday with DH in Detroit and then we were heading to Manchester, New Hampshire and New England for a long 4th weekend.  Well DH made it to Detroit and on to Manchester but I was delayed and had to speed the night.  Friday we finally got together and headed to King Arthur Flour in Norwich, Vermont.  I have always wanted to go and have ordered from them many times.


After a few purchases we headed out for White River Yarns in White River Junction, VT.  The most helpful owner (whose name I sadly didn't get) gave me a lesson in Judy's Magic cast on and knitting with the double loop method.  I did buy some sock yarn and what a wonderful experience.

Then it was off to Cabot Cheese in Cabot, VT where we have visited before and now we only buy Cabot cheeses.  We took the short tour and tasted lots of good cheeses.


And we were on the road again and what beautiful scenery!


As we continued on the "Food Tour", Ben and Jerry's was the next stop. Since they weren't producing any ice cream on the line and we had taken the tour before, we opted just to sample a cone of ice cream. I had Oatmeal Cookie Crunch which was delicious!  DH asked for Cherry Garcia but he actually got something else.  The rain started just as we were leaving.

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Gotta run as the flight is getting ready to board.  More later.

July 6, 2009 | Permalink | Comments (11)