I do have some knitting to show you. Here is Dennis' sweater, all done but not washed and blocked yet. A couple of comments from some readers were: 1) possibly using some design to break up the miles and miles and miles of plain stockinette knitting and 2) knitting in the round to avoid seaming. In answer to them, 1) Dennis prefers plain sweaters for work and 2) I'm not a good enough knitter to figure out how to change a pattern for knitting in the round. I'm pretty pleased how this one turned out. I made him one like it in a different color last winter and it was a learning project. The neckline and seams on this one are much, much better if I do say so myself! :-)
Another dishcloth was finished...
And another one was begun.
I've turned the heel on my plain vanilla sock too.
I'm looking forward to working on my cozy memories scrap sock yarn blanket now that the evenings are cooling off again. It will be years before it's finished using the tiny size 2 knitting needles. I almost regret starting it and have thought about changing to a crochet version.
Here is a photo of the marigolds in the back yard that I took just a few minutes ago. They are doing wonderfully well with this weather.
I thought I would answer a few other questions that people have asked lately in the comments. If I miss yours I truly apologize. Please send me a message or comment again and I'll try to answer as soon as I can.
Do we see Loons at Loon Lake? Yes, in the spring we do. I have no idea where they go later on when the lake gets busier though. I don't know if they don't like the warmth or the business of the skiers and swimmers.
What do I do when I make mistakes when knitting? I just take it out, or tink it. (Which is knit backwards.) It's really not hard and I have to do it all of the time! :-)
Is crochet easier? Well, crochet is fairly easy for me, but that's because I've been crocheting since I was 7 years old, almost *gasp* 50 years! I've only been knitting for about 10 years. Crochet has lots and lots more stitches to learn, whereas knitting is made up of knits and purls and variations thereof. I'm of the firm belief that if you can crochet, you can definitely learn to knit. :-)
Does our trailer stay at the lake year round? Yes it does! And it's SO nice not to have to find a place to store it. We pay a yearly, (seasonal), fee and we can leave it there all year. The sewer stays hooked up although we do disconnect the water and winterize the trailer. We can go up in the winter and walk in to spend some time there. If the snow gets too deep they will even shovel the roof for us for a small fee. One year we got a call while visiting Mandy in Portland and there were several feet of snow on the roof. They just wanted to know if we wanted it shoveled and we say yes! It's not unusual for that area to get 5-6 feet of snow in the wintertime. We can pull it out and take it somewhere else for a weekend or vacation but we haven't felt the need to do that with the nice setup we have where it is.
Where is the lake? It is in Northeast Washington State, 26 miles north of our home which is in Spokane, Washington.
How did my doctor visit go last week? It was with my primary care doctor for my physical. All went well, although I have to have a mammogram and bone scan. They let me out of the mammogram last year because I had just gotten the pacemaker and it would be too painful. On a downer though, the cardiologist's office told me last week I still can't fly for now. I'm praying that will change soon so I can get a Piper and Mandy fix! My primary care doc shared some scriptures about patience and trials in life. I appreciate him for sharing prayers and scripture with me. It's one of the reasons I like going to him. Dennis had his physical at the same time in the room across the hall from me and everything was good with him too. Good news for both of us. Now if we could only get this tachycardia thing under control maybe I could get my wings back and go visit my kids.
I hope all is well with you and you have a wonderful week with pretty fall trees wherever you may be. Our trees have started changing color already. Does that mean a severe winter? I hope not! You all know how I feel about snow!
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes." Romans 1:16