Thursday, August 03, 2017


Honestly can you believe this is August?  I sure can't.  We didn't do to much.  One thing we did do was go to Muncy, Pa for an International Scout Show.  After being lost on the way, a trip which should have taken us 1 1/2 hours turned into 3 and getting lost again on the way home I said never again.  But we did go to a car show in Hegins, Pa which for us is just down the road.  This is a photo of our son David with his first place trophy in his division.  He's so proud.  Hopefully he'll be able to show his new Scout next year.  It's still in the process of being restored.   I can't wait for him to get it.

I knit two pairs of socks last month.  These are my summer shorties knit with Knit Picks Felici.  They fit perfect and my photos don't do the colors justice.

The are my tribute to Canada's 150 Anniversary.  The socks are knit with a yarn from the Canadian yarn dyer Allison Barnes, Edmonton, Alberta in her Nation's Pride colorway.  Lovely yarn but I think I should have used either solid white or red to cuffs, heels and toes.  Oh, well I already half way done with I thought about it so I didn't want to rip them back.

We have three Rose of Sharon bushes in a very light pink from a dear friend.

And three dark Rose of Sharon from my in-laws garden.  All six are on either side of an storage shed  in our back yard.

My daughter Dawn agreed to model my shawl by Madeleine Windsor in her Patronus design.  It has a lovely drape.  I knit it with figure weight yarn from my stash.

My last project for the month was this knit insert for my coffee mug knit with Biscotte Yarns.  The whole knit was sold on there website.  A little pricey but I like it.