Friday, July 27, 2007

Short Vacation to Maine or One Sock + One Sock is Not A Pair
My husband and I left New Jersey Saturday morning. We spent Saturday night in Townshend, Vermont at a State Park Campground. Notice crazy person jumping off bridge. Park Ranger entertaining campers with Angela the Camper.

Campsite and one finished Solstice Slip

On Sunday we went to Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Monday was a misty day. Husband and I drove to Cape Porpoise for lunch at the Chowder House. Lobster Stew and Crab Rolls. Finished one Trekking sock for husband.

On the way back to Sanford we stopped in Kennebunk to buy a new set of locks for my Mothers' house. She had been broken into last Weekend while at Church, which is the real reason for hte trip to Maine. Anyway next to the hardware store is The Custom Shop, a yarn store. They are moving and were in the process of having a Moving Sale. My husband went to the hardware store and of course I went to the yarn store.
Stash Obtained At The Custom ShopAll this for under $40

Tuesday was spent fixing door and window locks and cleaning out my Mothers' attic. Tuesday was also my husband's birthday. We did take a walk on the beach and collect birthday sea glass.

On Wednesday we got up very early and drove to Wells Beach. Parked in free lot and rode our bikes to Ogunquit/Perkins Cove.

Being this is my 50th Birthday we stopped at the Footbridge for a swim. Perkins Cove for a cup of coffeeThen back to Wells Beach - look how many people showed up to help me celebrate my birthday

Thursday, July 19, 2007

New Additions To The Family

Webs is having a sale.
I see breeze, vog on, and a few Christmas gifts.

Husbands new friend

Martin HD-28
Custom made, left handed, Adirondack spruce top, vintage toner.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

One Down - Two To Go

Yarn: Tofutsies Color 720

Needle: Size 1 Brittany

Pattern: Lucky 7 Socks (Started on July 7th)

Cast on 60 stitches, 7 rows for cuff

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Ribble Stitch Scarf & WIP

This passed winter (finished in December) I made a pair of fingerless gloves with this stitch pattern. I found the stitch pattern in the book "Socks Socks Socks". I made quite a few pair of the socks and really like the effect. The Ribble is a reversible cable, same on both sides. Perfect for a scarf. I used 2 skeins of Berroco Ultra Alpaca, chocolate, that I purchased at The Yarn Sellar in York, Maine. I used size 5 needles and 39 stitches. I found this scarf in my WIP bag and decided to finish it. The scarf is 78" long with 2 inches of fringe on each end. I have not blocked the scarf yet so not sure of the width. Click on scarf for larger image.

I think I have been bit by a bug that causes extreme sleepiness. My eyes are burning and just want to close. When I sit to knit I immediately fall asleep. This is dangerous with pointy sticks. I have started 3 pair of socks and have not made much progress on any pair. I just like starting them.

The blue socks are to be peds, Tofutsie leftover from Tidal Wave socks. The brown is Trekking ProNatura, color 1603, socks for husband. The reddish is the RSC June kit "Solstice Slip"; this is a very fun stitch pattern but of course I have made changes to the pattern. I like socks that fit my feet and tend to make changes to patterns to suit MY foot.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

July 6,, 2007 ...... A First Friday

Farmers Market - every Friday 3-7 pm.

Frist Friday of the month means music. The coffee shop, a couple of bars, and the Pottery Zone have music. Not much into bars, I knit, and I love chocolate cake and big cups of coffee, so I headed over to "Cocoon" the local coffee shop and caught "The Bridges". They play counrty/bluegrass.

June 30, 2007 - Great way to spend a Friday

The Farmers' Market is up and running. I think the Farmers will have a great year. Here are a few of this year's farmers.

The Farmers' Market runs 3-7 pm every Friday. After the market the local coffee shop has music and good eats.