Back to reality means back from vacation.
We had a wonderful time...driving from New York to
Nashville, and as far as Lynchburg, TN.
Not much knitting...I managed to finish the ribbing on
Mark's sock. It is almost 3". Because he is so tall, I like
a longer ribbing, and I will do a 9" leg. Even though, it's
no secret I hate knitting the ribbing. Yarn is Hawthorne
by Knitpicks, size 2 needle.
I finished up Joey's first sock before we left, and got the ribbing done
and a few pattern repeats. Most of it was done after we got home.
Panda Silk yarn, size 0 needle.
Ruth is working on a new sock.
Socks that Rock yarn, Rogue Roses pattern by Yarn Harlot.
Martha is working along on her socks...
More Tofutti, 45% cotton, 35 wool, the rest is some nylon.
This is k3p1 pattern
Martha is also working on a sweater. The pattern is
by Louisa Harding called Breckmickle
almost to arms....
In other news, Joe and I had a wonderful vacation.
we had soo sooo sooo much fun!
We drove down one-lane roads through beautiful sprawling
horse farms near Lexington KY. See the miles and miles of
area. So so so beautiful....
Wild Turkey Distillery near Lexington.
Drove over this S-bridge to get across the
Kentucky river to get to the distillery.
Apparently one of 3 in the country.
The whole distilling process is totally fascinating.
A real work of science. There are several in the area.
They keep a lot of people employed in Kentucky and
surrounding states. All of the corn, rye and barley is
grown in the area. It sits for 6-8 years in the barrels
before it is bottled.
One day we went to the Acquarium restaurant in Opry
Mills mall right next to the Grand Ole Opry. It is a huge
acquarium in the middle of the restaurant. HUGE fish.
Very cool. Food was not that great....LOL
day we were there.
construction going on. So much that it is very hard
to get around. Walking or driving. Notice all of the scaffolding.
it got to 70. The picture is a bar across the way that is 3 floors of fun!
Los Lonely Boys in concert. They are so wonderful.
Their dad actually came and sang a few songs.
We drove to Lynchburg TN to visit the Jack Daniels
Tennessee Whiskey distillery. People actually make that
a destination, and go to Nashville just to see Jack Daniels.
It is set on acres and acres of beautiful land.
Joey took care of Mickey for us, coming every other
day. He was so lonely while we were gone. Poor fella.
He was so excited to see us he literally cried and carried
on for two hours after we got home. After driving over 750 miles
to get home in one day, we were pooped, but stayed up to fondle
him. What we do for our pets, right?
This picture is on Saturday....he was lovin the loving.
Thanks for letting me indulge on our vacation. I left out a lot
of details but you get the picture - it was FUN!
Saturday I went to a bridal shower for my niece.
My sister in law made these flowers out of paper, and
then painted them. So lovely!!
Notice the beading wound in...
She is very talented and crafty.
Hopefully more knitting news next week dear
blog readers.....have a fun knitting week.