October 25th, 2011Octo Mitts
I am freaking out about not having enough yarn to finish these mittens. The pattern calls for 140 yards of each color and the kit came with about 90-ish. Julie & Regan both bought a kit at SAFF after having kit envy when they saw mine, so my public service will be to knit through this as quickly as possible to figure out if I’m freaking out over nothing or if more yarn will be needed.
Oh yeah, I went to SAFF with Regan, Julie and Grace this year. More about that later.
October 13th, 2011On My Summer Vacation, I…
...took Lisa up to Maggie Valley Berry Patch in Grant, AL to pick strawberries in May.
She was used to berry picking years ago in Germany, but this was my first time. Owner David Cox gave us a lift to an area with plenty of strawberries and carted our haul back to the stand where his wife Maggie took our baskets & dumped them into large flats for us to take home.
The strawberries were gorgeous, gigantic and super tasty. Lisa did a great job picking and didn’t complain a single time about it being hot or the part where I was forcing her to do manual labor under the guise of “family activity.”
She even helped hull the mountains of berries when we got home.
I froze several pounds, turned most into strawberry jam, ate piles fresh and then there was this strawberry shortcake with a quickie homemade strawberry ice cream. I let Lisa eat shortcakes until just before she exploded instead of a proper supper to thank her for all her help.
We are definitely doing this again next year.