Monday, April 22, 2013

Shawl Reveal

Happy Monday!

I had a post done on my phone this morning and it disappeared! Strange. But I'm home from the lake now and I'll try it again with the desktop computer. I finished the shawl that both Gracie and Teresa have made. In fact, Teresa has made two! It turned out beautifully, but a little small. As I was finishing up the ruffled border, it occured to me that I thought I had heard Teresa mention that she had added extra rows. That explains it! Next time I'll add rows like she did. Meanwhile this one will be gifted to someone much smaller than me. :-) No problem. I had figured I would be giving it away anyway.

I do like the pattern very much and once I figured out the writers style of writing a pattern, I sailed right through it. I'm not as crazy about the yarn I chose. While very soft, it wasn't very pretty. Chloe had to get her tail into the photo too!

I'm also working on a CAL doily from Stitchy McFloss. It's a lot of fun and is going well. I just have to remember to check at the end of every row to make sure I haven't gotten lazy and made a mistake. This morning I picked it up and noticed an error 4 rounds back. Riiiiiip! So now I'm back to where I was before I went to church Sunday! I don't mind, it's very relaxing to me. I love to make doilies and haven't made many for several years. It's a fun CAL and you can find her blog on my sidebar. I haven't figured out how to embed bloggers addresses in the body of the post. I'm sorry.

I also have one completed baby hat for the hospital and one almost done. They are so easy and I always carry it around in my purse for something to knit on while in line waiting or whenever I have a few minutes to spare.

We went to the lake last Friday night and hubby stayed on Friday & Saturday. He had meetings last night and so Chloe and I were alone. It was 22F during the night! Brrrr. We figured I better stay there with the heat on to make sure nothing froze. That's supposed to be the last of the really cold temperatures, at least for the rest of this week! Heres my baby helping me to take pictures.

She wasn't happy that I brought her home this morning. She would have loved to stay at the trailer. I think she loves it even more than I do!

Here are a few more photos of the preparation for opening weekend this Saturday.

They have the row boats out and ready to launch and one of the childrens swingsets is partially uncovered and ready for little people. I just like the big granite boulder with the little trees. There are granite boulders everyone around the park, hence the name. Granite Point Resort.

Thank you for the well wishes for my Drs. visit last week. He did an EKG and chest xrays and found nothing abnormal. Which is good I know, but the reason I came home this morning instead of staying until Wednesday like we had planned is that I'm still not feeling great. Vague tightness in the chest, upper back and arm. Hubby told me to come home and not be so far away from the Dr. in case something is really wrong. So sad. I love the lake and I had a nice dinner all planned for him there. Now, since we'll be home tonight, he has to mow the lawn. He should have let me stay at the lake!

Anyway, have a lovely, lovely day today and remember. "This is the day that the Lord has made, Let us rejoice and be glad in it!"

I'm going to enjoy the clear blue skies here at my house, just as much as I would at the lake. And now, I'm going to go crochet.




  1. Love the colors of your shawl! So pretty. Your doily is looking good!

  2. I think your shawl is pretty and the doily is lovely. Anne x

  3. Your shawl is very pretty. :)

    Awww Chloe is so adorable. Love that look on her sweet little face in the photo. :)

    Your doily is coming along nicely. I need to block mine and then take photos.

    Blessings always

  4. Love the cute little baby hat, too. :)

  5. Betsy,
    It truly was beautiful today, wasn't it? :)
    Happy to hear your tests were negative but I hope they do follow up if you keep having symptoms.
    Beautiful handmade items -- as always!

  6. Always Busy Busy hands :)
    I like the shawl very much. I made one this winter. I thought it turned out a bit smaller than I expected. Not the same pattern though.
    If I had a lake property, I would be pretty loath to leave it too. We are hoping to find a piece within a few months. We have looked all over the Leavenworth Bluette pass area and are thinking now about going a little further north of Chelan, towards Winthrop. Problem with that is that it is not easily accessible during the winter if we wanted to go over.
    So glad you had good news on your tests. It is always a worry when one does not feel right.

  7. I'm so sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well. I hope it passes soon.
    Love the shawl. And the doily too!!
    The lake sounds wonderful!
    xo Kris

  8. Chloe is so sweet looking in that photo, of course she loves the trailer. I love everything you have made, Betsy. Have you tried to block the shawl? You might be able to make it bigger that way. I hope you are feeling much better soon, sending you healing prayers.

  9. Lovely shawls Betsy and that doily is going to be beautiful! I agree with Meredith, if you want the shawl to be bigger try blocking it. I've had shawls grow to be twice their original size through blocking :)
    I'm glad your test results came back negative and I hope you start to feel much better soon xx

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  12. Hi Betsy! Say, I love your shawl! You are right though, I added several more rows of the DC and openwork rows to make it bigger. I'm enjoying the beach! Say, I turned off allowing "Anonymous" comments and haven't had a spam comment since! Hope to see you soon.. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  13. Love the shawl...and that doily is going to be so gorgeous! Please be sure to post a picture of it once your done.

  14. Thank you so much for your kind words you left on my blog and for your prayers. I am always in awe of God and how He works. It is so wonderful to make friends across miles, and such a blessing to meet like you and the other ladies do, too.

    Blessings to you always dear friend. :)

  15. Hi Betsy! So glad your tests did not show any problems, but praying you feel well soon! I enjoyed seeing more of your lake views....and I love seeing all of the stitching projects you complete!!! I am sorry if someone was unkind in their reaction to your post after 4/15. You are a great encouragement to me; I'm so glad we met, and I look forward to our times together through posts or face to face! Love with hugs, Gracie

  16. That is great news...I'm happy you are doing ok.
    I hope all of your tests return normal and you can start feeling better soon my dear friend!