Friday, May 27, 2011

Adirondack Interlude

Baz, Jim and I managed to get up into the north country for 2 days last weekend.  The weather report for up there was about the same as here, rain and maybe rain but a few degrees cooler.  We decided we could stay dry or wet as well up there and at the same time get a bit of change for 48 hours.

We got most of the stuff unloaded and into the cottage before this deluge hit.

These pics were taken in full color.

It didn't rain all the time, just felt like it was going to.  We managed to attend the Mountain Man Canoe and Kayak Festival and take a nice walk in the woods.
The rain has produced the most wonderful shades of green and since it hasn't been hot much yet, the wildflowers are still blooming.

foam flower

blooming spring viburnum

violets and trout lily

tiny white violets

 star flower

 red trillium

Oh and some knitting, of course.
toe up socks with a cableless cable in Bistro Woody.

Michelle Obama and Jill Biden are putting together baby showers for military wives all over the country, Joining Forces.  Each woman receives a very nice layette for her expected little bundle Pajamas, Baby Gown, Blanket-swaddle or sleep sack, Blanket-lovie, Blanket-Large for stroller or floor, Onsies, Baby Outfits, Socks-2pr., Hats-2, Shoes-Pre Walker. 
I belong to Knitters for Obama online in Ravelry, where we do service knitting along with political support.  We have committed to making 100 pairs of baby socks plus 100 swaddle/sacks and as many blankets as we can.  If you are interested in helping you needn't be a member, just send the item to me and I will mail it along with mine.
The kick sack started above is meant to use up leftover sock (washable) yarn on size 4 needles.  Easy knit so I did most of what you see on the drive up and back (only 8 more inches to go).  We need to have our items in to our Missouri rep by the end of August.  I hope we meet the challenge.

And- since I am counting this as my May knitting present project, it should be done soon.

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