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Monday, October 21, 2013

Alex's Scarf Ta-dah!

Happy Monday morning to you all. It's been a busy but good weekend here in the sunny Northwest. We just did "stuff" around the house and yard for the most part. Saturday afternoon we took Chloe out to the lake so she could run and Hubby could check the battery on the trailer. He had forgotten to do that while we were closing things up. I also had a few other "favorite" kitchen things, (spoons, garlic press), that I hadn't brought home. So off we went. It was a beautiful day in the middle 60's and we had a great walk around the shoreline. Chloe had only been down there once before. In the season, dogs aren't allowed in the main part of the resort. She loved running along the shoreline and watching the birds. We watched two bald eagles soar back and forth over the lake for almost 45 minutes. Would you believe I didn't have either the camera or my iphone to get pictures? How silly of me.

Sunday after church, Hubby wanted to go back to the lake to see if the battery was re-charging after filling it with water on Saturday. So we had lunch with several friends went home to get Chloe and off we went to the lake again! Surely I wouldn't forget the camera again! Oh yes I did. Silly me. The maintenance staff always pulls all of the boat and swimming docks into the bay for the winter. Hubby and Chloe had a grand time walking around all of the docks that are tied together. Chloe couldn't figure out why the "ground" was moving! She is terrified of water and if she had known she was way out in the lake on the docks she never would have gone out there. Several other friends were also at the campsites closing up for the winter. I think we're all about done. If I had known we were in for such a beautiful stretch of 60+ days, we wouldn't have closed up two weeks ago. Oh well. Next year will come soon enough.

After we got home we cleaned out the garage a little and I cut Hubby's hair. We spent the evening watching T.V. while I knitted and Hubby snoozed! :-) We lead such an exciting life don't we?

I finished Alex's scarf what with all of the driving to and fro from Loon Lake! Please excuse the towels and pins. I washed it this morning and it's busy blocking and drying. Just look at the gorgeous colors in this yarn!

The Misti Alpaca yarn was an absolute joy to work with. It is 83% Peruvian Pima Cotton and 17% Silk. Oh my! I highly recommend you treat yourself sometime and make something with this yarn. I used all but 8 inches of it. I guess I finished the last pattern repeat just in time!

This morning I went and got my flu shot and did some Christmas shopping for Kyleigh and Caleb. Since we'll only be home from Japan about a week and a half before Thanksgiving I thought I better get busy and start thinking ahead. We'll do Christmas with them at Thanksgiving since we won't see them on Christmas itself. We could mail their gifts, but it's fun to watch them open them.

Now I have two loads of laundry drying on the clothesline, (did I mention the weather is gorgeous here?) I've blocked the scarf and I'm going to go out and trim the last of my roses. I think the bush is done for the year. After that, hmmmmm. Maybe I'll knit on some mittens! I'm making steady progress on them and I'm sure I'll have another batch done by the end of the week.

Have a lovely Monday my friends.


"The whole earth is full of His glory!" Isaiah 6:3


  1. Your scarf turned out great! Thanks for the tip on that yarn. I always get the last blooms on my roses here in Texas in November. They are always the prettiest because they aren't burned up with extreme heat. Enjoy your week! XOXO

  2. Wow! Bald eagle sightings are so awesome!
    Can you believe the beautiful weather? I've been hanging our laundry out to dry too! Late October isn't usually this amazing:)
    Your son will LOVE that scarf--you'll have to capture a photo of him wearing it when you are in Japan.
    Love your verse today--SO very true.
    PS: I cut my DH's hair too. Saves a lot of money over the year.

  3. Sounds like you've had a pleasant and busy weekend. How lucky to see bald eagles. The scarf is beautiful and I am sure your son will love it!

  4. Alex is going to love his scarf! It's beautiful!
    So glad you got to enjoy a few more days at the lake...and now the next adventure Japan! Yay! :)

    Blessings to you always sweet friend

  5. Yes, I believe you forgot a camera, because I so often forget mine...or I get so excited with what I am doing I forget to snap a photo...sigh. But your narrative about what you did at the lake was great, Betsy! Eagles...awesome! The handsome scarf you made for Alex should help him be stylishly warm :) Cheers for you!
    Gracie xx

  6. I love the scarf you made for Alex.. please do take a photo of him wearing it at one of the cool places he takes you to see while you're in Japan. I also enjoyed hearing about your trip to the lake and the eagles.. so cool! We head to the beach tomorrow.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  7. Scarf turned out great! I am still drying on the line too!
    xo Kris

  8. Don't you just hate it when you forget your camera? I only had my iPhone when we went to the bird park in Malaysia, and then somehow my son made it freeze when he was taking a picture, so then I had to use hubby's iPhone. We had the big camera with us but lugging it around isn't always idea. Your weather sounds gorgeous. Our temperatures are actually dropping which is truly a blessing. I don't remember it ever getting this cool this early. Makes me wonder what winter will be like. We aren't used to real cold here and don't have central heat. The scarf is lovely. We were supposed to go to Japan rather than Malaysia, but decided we didn't want to make such a long trip. Maybe one day we will bet there. I know you will have a lovely time. Have a great rest of the week. Tammy

  9. My goodness Betsy you are always o busy. I love the scarf, your boy is going to love it too, just like getting a big hug from you every time he puts it on.

  10. I can't wait to see the scarf in person, it looks wonderful! I'm sure Alex is going to love it...if you can find it when I leave that is :)

  11. What a lovely scarf! The alpacas at Yarndale were such beautiful creatures.
    Carol xx