Friday, August 14, 2015

AUGUST


I can't believe it's August already.  Where is the summer going?  We went on vacation last month to my high school reunion.  It's been 50 years since I graduated from good old Minto High School.  We had such a good time catching up.  There were only 27 in our class so most of us knew each other from 1st grade through 12th.  Our old high school as been turned into the Walsh County Museum.  Great use of a very old three story brick building.  After the reunion we head up to Lake of the Woods in Minnesota.  My sister and her husband have a great summer home there.  This year Edmund put in a hand carved wooden totem pole.  Looks great close up and from out in the water.


A view from the boat.  Where they have their home there aren't any beaches but loads of rocks.  Did I catch a fish. NO!! And if that wasn't bad enough they wouldn't even give Bill a fishing license.  Something about inconsiderate information.  What is that all about???  Don't know because he was to mad to even call the phone number they gave him.


I haven't been idle.  I bought a small Addi circular knitter.  Makes the greatest scarves and head bands.  I think I finished four sets in as many days.


I'm also working on some had knitting mostly for myself.  This is a shawl I knit with a Raverly group KAL called Waves Gone Bye.  I'm not that excited about it.  It's hard to tell what the colors are but they are different shades of pink and white.


Some thing is sure didn't need was a Yarnit by Simply Socks Yarn Company.   This is it with the yarn in it.

The yarn is great.  You can't see from this picture but the ball is hiding some of the pink color in the yarn.  The bottom comes off to old markers and other small items you might need.  To cute to pass up.


Last but not least.  This is the pi shawl I've been working up for at least three weeks.  I'm on round 122 and working with over 500 stitches a round.  I think I'm only going to about round 140 then finish off with a couple of rounds of gull stitch.  Oh, and yes there are some mistakes but I won't tell if you won't.

On the book front.  I've just finished listening to 2 great books by D. A Meredith.  A Time Too Late and The Reckoning.  The McDade Family Chronicles.  I cried my eyes out when I finished The Reckoning last night.

I'm read the next in the Ken Follette series World Without End.  I've just started it but so far like the rest of Ken Follette books I am enjoying it.


1 comment:

Delighted Hands said...

You have been busy! I love the hat sets and shawl! The trip sounds lovely even if the fishing was less than perfect!