Monday, July 26, 2010

Joe Pye's friend

Each year the Joe Pye Weed by the pond is taller with more stalks. It is becoming a problem to mow around but we must leave it until after it has bloomed. Swallowtail butterflies are just one of the grateful natural feeders.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Peach Pickin' Time in PA

This is our first crop of peaches and they are fantastic! So sweet and drippy ;-) They are just as good as Chambersburg peaches and much better than Georgia peaches.

Speaking of which, have you heard the 1929 Jimmie Rodgers song "It's peach pickin' time in Georgia'?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A li'l bit of camp

entices ;-)

Marilyn, Janine and Meg hold versions of the same sweater, all of which Marilyn created to be shared in publication soon.

Cheryl models everything wonderfully even though there are some blurry shots!

Robin models yet another purple, this time her cabled hand-to-hand sweater. It's a version often overlooked.

Pat is a newbie this year but what amazing show and tell! The 'Stetson' Amy is wearing is a knitted, felted hat Pat made for her friend. But what else Pat is showing is a project on which she and friends are working to create knitting charts and then knit them into blocks based upon from American Brilliant (cut glass) patterns. These are to be published 'soon'. Her detective work qualifies her for the PBS show "History Detectives". We were all totally fascinated. Was our knitting itching piqued? Absolutely. Am I telling more? No!

When I cropped this shot I purposely left in Linda also shooting at the same time. It seemed everyone with a cell phone or camera loved this show and tell. Sarah's black top proved to be a most excellent backdrop for the blocks. We really hope Pat joins us again next year.

Here's Debbie (dwKnitAholic on Ravelry) from Ontario with her Hibiscus designed by Anne Featonby of 'Shades of Shetland' blog fame or fairislefanatic on Ravelry.

All show and tell and contest entries are not represented in my collection for no other reason than I also await Al's DVD to arrive and that I get enmeshed in the process, forgetting to press the camera's button!

As the lyrics read, "We've only just begun..."

Sunday, July 18, 2010


This year's camp knitting project is finished!

If I would have knit even an hour on the ride home or during the hectic after camp return, this hat would have been cast off on Monday.

This is a Rolled Brim Hat based upon a pattern from Claudia at Countrywool.

Details forthcoming...
Yarn: Amazing by Lion Brand, 53% wool and 47% acrylic, courtesy Yarn Elf.
Needles: #9 16" circular for body and #4 doublepoints to finish top.
Cast on 108 for large size.

I've cast on for the small size for when I need 'mindless' knitting!

It runs in the genes...

As soon as Thursday night dinner was over at 2.75 Russ scurried off to Wausau to visit with DD#3.

DD#3 takes after her father in many areas...

lovin' dogs, especially big ones....

truck/equipment driving...

enjoying time on the water with wildlife and tennis ball-crazed Max!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Knitting Camp looks like...

crossing between Lake Huron and Lake Michigan after a great pre-camp visit with Sarah and household.

Friday morning starts out with breakfast.

Everyone looks forward to The Kitchen Table with its wonderful breakfast, atmosphere and food!

Many of us are extremely fond of Meggie's granola, yogurt and fruit.
Many thanks to Lloie.

I just love this vignette of miniatures along with designs by Romi available at SHP.

J&S and Jamieson's shetland colors are combined into wreaths by company and shade for easier color combining in those must-have projects.

It's been a couple years since I had a picture taken with Meg...and then we go and crack each other up!!!

My nametag is the same I used last year. It was my version of the SHP KAL with Lizzie Upitis for Latvian mittens. Knit this way it makes for a great hotel room key holder. No more losing the key card at the bottom of a tote!

Thursday, July 08, 2010


Drooping Summer Elm is as done as she's going to get until a wire blocking. For now the pins worked a fair job.

Nothing like blocking on motel towels in Merrill, WI, one could say ;-)


Cascade Heritage Handpainted Sock Yarn, color 9824 purchased two camp treks ago in Menominee, MI.
U.S. 6 Addi Lace Turbo
cast on from Montse Stanley...double loop twist cast on
pattern is drooping elm from Barbara Walker

For sense and sensibility I wrote the lace pattern onto an index card and used opaque tape to mark the row currently knitting or next to knit. It's a 10 row pattern with patterning on each row, a knit side and a purl side to pattern.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

To the U.P.

Approaching the Mackinac bridge, crossing the bridge, Lake Michigan at Manistique as the front passes through with periods of misty drizzle drops this P.M.

Thank you Sarah and family for the visit!

See all at 2.75 in two sleeps and two wakeups! (Terms originating with Debbie and Linda!)