Archive for August, 2006

Oh I started another sock

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

I started (probably around the first of August, but I’m not sure) another sock, using some old self-patterning stash yarn. In fact, it’s yarn I bought a year or two before I started knitting (I mean, before I started knitting this time, not before I learned the second time), from Fabric Place in Framingham, just […]

Bent of the River

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

Arlene and I normally are going through Connecticut quickly on our way between Newton and New Jersey. We usually say something like, “it’s too bad we never have time to see anything in Connecticut.” We did have time on our way back from Mimi’s on July 31. We stopped at the Danbury rest area off […]

Second stop at Mimi’s

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

We got to Mimi’s late in the afternoon (back on Sunday 7/30) after crawling through heavy traffic in northern Maryland, most of Delaware, and just a little of New Jersey. Although we were worried about how it would be near the George Washington Bridge, we made good time through northern New Jersey and NYC. When […]

Laurel – Ft Meade Road

Saturday, August 5th, 2006

We left Virginia after a big breakfast with Lara and Elyse’s family at the inn. There wasn’t much traffic northbound. We made good time around Washington. By a little way onto the Baltimore-Washington parkway we were ready for a pit stop. I got off at an exit that turned out to be going to Fort […]

Pub at Kelly’s Ford

Saturday, August 5th, 2006

Rats, my browser ate my homework. This was one of those times I had written a lot and not saved it, and my browser hung up, so I lost that part of the post. I kind of think I typed faster than the browser wanted to input. The interesting part (to me) is that there […]

Reception – Elyse’s wedding

Friday, August 4th, 2006

– pictures to follow – The reception was at the Inn at Kelly’s Ford, which was also where Elyse’s family was staying. It’s in the country, on the far side of a one-lane bridge, with a stable and a riding ring setting up for a horse show a hundred yards away. The room, like the […]

Elyse and Robert’s wedding

Friday, August 4th, 2006

The wedding proper was on the bank of the Rappahannock River, on land belonging to the groom’s family. We joined a car caravan at his house, ending up in a grass parking area at the end of a gravel road, still 2000 feet from the river. They had a golf cart for people (like my […]

Sweater for Matt

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

My son-in-law liked the sweater I made for Charley enough that he asked me to make a replacement for a favorite (but now threadbare, dirty, and moth-eaten) sweater of his. I bought yarn two days ago, Peer Gynt DK weight wool from Norway, at Puttin’ On the Knitz in West Newton, and did a swatch […]

Beach Boys

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

The music system at our local supermarket was playing a Beach Boys song while we were shopping this evening. I had to think, that’s so not me nowadays (if it ever was). By now I’m ten years older than her daddy was when he took the T-bird away.

Rehearsal Dinner

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006

While we were driving southward, Arlene got a couple of cell phone calls from my stepsister Luanna, the mother of the bride. One was just making sure that we were getting there OK, and the other was to say that we were invited to meet at the groom’s family’s house (we had directions to it) […]