Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Cape Cod 2009

Yes, I'm on Cape Cod. Today is our 31st wedding anniversary and this is where we are celebrating it. If you have read this blog for any length of time, you know that we have been celebrating our anniversary this way for over 10 years now.

Here is my little "nest" at the house. My laptop is set up on the kitchen table next to the window where I can look out at Barnstable Harbor. (Click on pic to enlarge.)

You can see my knitting sitting next to the laptop. When we are at the house, this is usually where you will find me.

And this is the view that I'm looking out onto -

The house sits about 50 yards from the beach. Across the harbor is a spit of land known as Sandy Neck. There is a lighthouse on the end of Sandy Neck but I don't think I got it in this picture.

Not a bad way to wake up, is it?

My knitting has not progressed very far since we've been here, though. I've been working on some charity items - mittens for a couple of different places and a baby sweater with matching socks for another charity. Here are some of the mittens -

This pair is made from Wisdom Yarns "Fair Isle". I bought it at Webs for $3.99 a skein. Look in their closeout section. It's a 200+ skein of 100% self-patterning wool and it's great for charity mittens and socks. I orginally bought 5 different skeins and think I need to order some more of it.

These are Patons Classic Merino wool. This has to be one of my favorite yarns.

I was hoping to get the baby socks done before tomorrow so I could post them on Sock A Month but I don't think that's going to happen. I have about 1 1/2" done on the first one. Today we are going shopping so I don't think I'll get much more done on them.

Have a good week all. Oh, I'm on Twitter now - SuefayeNY.


At 1:25 PM, Blogger AmyS said...

It makes me happy to know you're in such a beautiful place. Enjoy! And happy anniversary.

At 11:30 PM, Blogger KnitNana said...

Thank you for sharing your view! What a lovely spot to rest and regroup! Happy Anniversary!
(the mittens are terrific)

At 12:35 AM, Anonymous AlisonH said...


On your shawl blocking question: if you want, depending on the yarn you used, sometimes it works out okay to simply rinse it gently in tepid water and lay it out (preferably on a white sheet or quilt back so it can't absorb any dyes) and pat it into its final shape. The simple addition of water changes so much, and if you're using a softly draping yarn like alpaca, that might be enough to it. And if not, if you really do need pins or wires for sharper edges, you haven't really wasted any time to speak of.


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