Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thoughtful Thursday

Life has been busy lately. I have a couple of posts percolating but just can't seem to find the time to actually post them. Maybe this weekend. I even have titles already :) Autumn always makes me nostalgic and melancholy. Maybe because the trees are so beautiful but I know that soon all the leaves will have fallen and they will look bare and stark. Beautiful, too, but not like the flaming leaves of autumn. So, I'll leave today with this photograph from last weekend and Camp Mennoscah, and the words (and music I hope to add later) of a favorite Beatles song.

There are places I remember
All my life though some have changed
Some forever, not for better
Some have gone and some remain

All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I've loved them all
But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new

Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more
Though I remember I’ll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I’ll often stop and think about them
In my life I’ll love you more
In my life I’ll love you more

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Happy Campers

We made it to our camping destination last weekend. It was incredible. Beautiful weather, great family times, great park, wonderful campfire food, hiking, open air showers (meaning no roof over the showers -- freaked the kids out at first but then they kinda liked it). We also ate out once each day . . . my kinda camping :)

It was really great. We camped at Clinton Lake just outside of Lawrence. For all our pics go to my flickr site
And in knitting news, here is my latest obsession. It's knit with cotton yarn and it's called the ballband dishcloth. I love it. I'm working on my third since last week.

Friday, October 3, 2008

It's my bag, man

Last summer I posted here about a pattern I found for making a tote bag by crocheting cut up plastic sacks from the grocery store. Emma and I made our plastic yarn and I tried crocheting with it. Ewwww. It was awful to crochet with, so I finally decided to make up my own pattern and knit a bag. I haven't written my pattern up yet, but when I do I'll post it here. It was really fun to knit with but awful to crochet with. Being a connoisseur of plastic bags now, I can also make recommendations as to which bags are the best to knit with! For now, for your viewing pleasure, I present . . .

And it's so much fun to carry it! People can't believe it's plastic until they touch it!