Thursday, July 05, 2007

Flooded Fourth and Baby Socks

Dare I say that July 4th was rather a "washout" for us??? LOL - sometimes I'm just too funny for my own good. First year I can EVER remember not going to a fireworks display. And one of very few years we were not at the lake. Sadness.

But even though we didn't do some of the normal things, we still had a nice time. Lynne' came over and the three of us went out to eat barbecue for lunch. After we ate we went to test drive a car for her and of course I always love new cars and the wonderful aroma. Nothing purchased yet as this was only the first step in looking.

Our next stop was Lewisville Lake to check on the flooding there. Pretty unreal, especially when compared to the several years of drought we had prior to this. The picture shows a road we ordinarily travel by the lake and if you look close you'll see three ducks swimming in front of the Road Closed sign. To the right of that sign is the every day No Parking sign, which appeals to the irony in me. All the picnic and swimming areas are closed, as well as the boat ramps.

As we were leaving the lake area we looked over at the golf course and saw a strange prehistoric type turtle wandering about. I grabbed my camera and hot footed it over to the turtle to take pictures. After looking at the pictures we're now convinced that he's some kind of evil snapping turtle and I'm lucky that I still have my legs, albeit a bit covered in mud from my cross country trek to take the pictures. ;)

All this rain did mean that I had a few extra moments to knit. In all honesty these socks took me way longer than they should have simply because we had a lot going on. They are the Lacy Rib Baby Socks and of course they are made for my precious Brooklyn. I really think that knitting socks for babies will be my current favorite thing to knit as they go so much faster. These socks were knit on size 2 needles using Schoeller & Stahl Zimba Top yarn in white. And I will also confess that I'm not happy with the toe on the first sock, so I have now cast on sock number 3 and will toss sock number 1 when number 3 is finished! Someday I need to learn how to fix things rather than start over. ;)

3 comments:

tarcher said...

OMG Liz, I hope you all dry out soon. Staf safe. I am so excited to see Brooklyn soon. Keep posting her progress.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on finishing your socks. Don't toss number 1. It may be great to replace the lost one, as often happens. These look like they will stay on well.
Eunice

Ronda & Ben said...

The flooding really is unbelievable, isn't it?
Those baby socks are so cute! I'm with Eunice, don't toss that sock! LOL I cna't tell you how many baby socks we lost around here. Does the dryer eat them?