Autumn has begun in Northern Minnesota. It was a chilly, beautiful weekend. That did not stop the kids from swimming. . . sigh . . . I remember those days! How old does one feel when they prefer to sit and knit while there is still swimming to be had! Oh well, as all knitters know - when the cold winds start to blow, the craving for wool and needles is very strong.I stumbled upon a new "I WANNA MAKE ONE OF THOSE" projects to add to my ever growing list. I found the Koigu Babette Blanket here at Wound Too Tight. (Don't look if you don't want to add another project to your list!) Here is a picture of the blanket from Interweave Magazine. (used without permission) I take back any nasty things I may have said about crochet!
Non-knitting - every time I go up north, I look at this trim and think "Stain it green." What do you think. Our whole cabin is this pine color. I'm thinking that by posting this on my blog, I will be motivated to actually act on this whim. It's always scary to start something that can't be deleted, though.
This is what my oldest did all weekend, beside swim. Seeing my kids read is one of the most tranquil and happy scenes I can imagine! He's 8 and the book has already been read about 4 times since last week. It's called "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" and I haven't read it yet, but my 8 year old HIGHLY recommends it!
Oh, and Happy Anniversary K! (It's our 10th year!) He looked at me the other day and said, "What would you like to do for our tenth." At the exact same time, I said, "PARIS!" and he said, "CAMPING IN THE BOUNDARY WATERS!"
Paris is not in the budget, so Boundary Waters, here we come. Sigh. Someone told me to build a wooden effigy of the Eiffel Tower and burn in on our campfire, but since there is a fire ban, I won't even be able to do that. Maybe we'll make crepes over the camp stove . . . hmmmmm.