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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Trip to Blue Ridge

My husband and I decided on the spur of the moment Monday morning to try to get the mountains all by ourselves. We knew that we would probably find wonderful people along the way to help us. Monday was such a beautiful, crisp Fall day here in NC. Our first sighting of the mountains was Pilot Mountain.

Then we arrived in Mt Airy the home of Andy Griffith. This is Barney's police car. They use this to take people on tours. We met a couple just coming back from a tour and they came over to the car to talk to us. They were from Canada and were on their honeymoon.






These are some more of the pictures that I took of Mayberry. Floyd's Barber Shop and Snappy Lunch are downtown on Main Street. I could not get any pictures as we rode down Main Street because their were so many tourist. When we were able to walk, we would always stop at Snappy Lunch for their famous pork chop sandwich. That sandwich is worth waiting in line for.

We stopped at a fast food place and got lunch
and had a picnic in the parking lot. We then started our drive up to the parkway. We stopped at our favorite food stand and bought mountain-grown cabbage, new pinto beans, and apples. Then onto the parkway.






These pictures do not really show what our eyes saw. The scenes were gorgeous!!!!!!! We had the most wonderful day, just the two of us. As we knew, we came across the most wonderful people that were willing to help us get out and into the car and places we wanted to go. We dared to undertake this trip and we are so glad we did. We are two blessed people even in our circumstances!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tea Wrap

I did this crochet wrap using Vanna's Choice yarn by Lion Brand. I found the free pattern on the Lion Brand site. It is Pattern Number: 81085AD. The pattern called for a N crochet hook but it took a P hook for me to make the gauge.
We cooked on our grill last night with friends and while the men were cooking, I used Naydine for my model. Naydine and I were in school together from beginning to end. It was a beautiful day and evening here but this morning is a different story--cold and raining. We may have had our last meal on the screen porch this year.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

More Knitting

Above are two different hats I knitted with the remaining thread from the baby blanket. I also did a 5-hour boy's sweater. I really like the way this thread works up.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Boy's Blanket

I made this crochet baby blanket using Bernat Baby Jacquards . The yarn color is Macaroon. I love this because it gets away from the usual pastels that you think about. I think it will be very practical. The pattern is the same as one in an earlier post.