Wednesday, August 25, 2010

WIP Wednesday

I started this sock and am in love with it. However, I'm not in love with the multi-colored yarn. It's Crystal Palace Mini Mochi in the Autumn Rainbow colorway. The yarn is a single ply but is a wool/nylon blend. I thought the nylon would make it stronger but not the case. I've already had it pull apart twice and have come upon a knot. Not things I like to discover while knitting a sock. I'm thinking that I'll do the foot the semi-solid off white.... K1C2 Crock-o-Dye. But it's a bummer since all the 'fun' of the sock will be under my pant leg. Ahhh well. I'll knit this pattern again with stronger sock yarn. 2.5mm circ / my own pattern.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


I drive by this field of sunflowers quite often and today I just had to stop and take a couple of photos...

I've been eager for fall for weeks now. But all of the sudden I'm craving sunshine and warmth for a few more weeks... fall can wait. We all know what comes after.... shiver.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

We work well together...

... one obsession meets another ...

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

Baxter State Park

I've been trying to find the words to describe our recent camping trip to Baxter State Park.

In short: AMAZING.

We canoed, hiked, stargazed, ooh'd and ahh'd a lot, ate toasted marshmallows, read, knit, laughed, joked, slept in a tent, sat around a campfire, heard moose, saw quail, didn't see moose or bear, made new friends, and then canoed and hiked some more. It was SUCH fun! It was your typical camping experience, really, but everything was just right and magical in a simple way. We cannot wait to go back for more next year.

The air was crisp, the sun was warm, the water was crystal clear, the trees were huge, the quiet was wonderful. The best part? No cell phone service!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

One more Iowa photo...

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I snapped this photo the morning that we left Iowa... June 25. It was a stunning morning... that drive between Edgewood and Dubuque. Stacia, I know you know it well. It's just so beautiful. The rolling hills, the low fog on the fields, the sunrise, the quiet. Ahhh, Iowa. I might be having a love affair with Maine, but you'll always be home sweet home.