Monday, June 05, 2006

Yippee Monday!

Home last night from a wonderful 3 day weekend at the lake. Poor Joe is exhausted from all the fun he had and looks very old in this picture. Friday the 3 of us rode the jet skis out to the islands and swam and played ball and such. So good to be back doing the things we love best! In addition to water time we have finished the main part of the painting the cabin and that is very satisfying. Lots of play (sore muscles to prove it!) and lots of rest makes for a very nice weekend indeed.

One of the coolest things we saw was on Friday when the lake was a little less crowded. There was an airplane with "those things on the bottom that make them float" (can't think of what they're called!) that few in and landed on the water. That was exciting enough to see, but shortly after we saw him take off as well. I don't know why, but that sort of thing is just thrilling to me.

And here's the latest picture of the lace scarf. I have learned SO MUCH from this lace pattern that Missy wrote! Saturday night we were relaxing and watching King Kong (finally - we are never cutting edge on our movie watching) and I was knitting lace at the same time. I ended up with an extra stitch, so just rearranged the pattern a bit to get rid of it. Then I know that I read to repeat those 34 rows twice more, but happened to glance down at the pattern after row 3 of the 3rd repeat and saw that it's just once more. Dilemma! Now the old Elizabeth would just frog the whole thing and start over, but I decided to try my hand at tinking the 3 rows - even if it was lace knitting. Amazingly I think I did ok! Whew - crisis averted. So I happily did the bind off - and discovered that my single stitch was on the wrong end! Hmm.... OK, well let's try my hand at un-binding off since I know I've heard it's possible. WooHoo - did it! Added another row of sl1, k and then did the bind off again and my stitch was at the right place. At this point I decided to go to bed as I'd had enough lace fun for one evening. Moral of the story - probably not a good idea to watch a movie while doing lace. LOL!

~ Elizabeth

I am only one, but I am one. I can't do everything, but I can do something. And what I can do, I ought to do. And what I ought to do, by the Grace of God, I shall do. - Edward Everett Hale

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