Hello, how was your weekend? I did some crocheting. My friend Lucy at Attic24 blog is doing a CAL (crochet a long) with her new "Woodland" blanket. When I saw the pattern and the colors she was using I jumped right on board.
Here is the bag of yarn for the blanket I got from Wool Warehouse in England, Stylecraft yarn.
I began with the swatch to get comfortable with the design and to see if my G hook that was recommended would give me the right size. Mine came out slightly bigger as I'm a medium tension crocheter, but after doing a second one with a slightly smaller F hook and it came out the same size 19 cm. So, I'm using my favorite G hook. Here I am reading the pattern and beginning.
The 1st swatch. I love the curviness of this pattern and the lacy open parts. It's fun to do.
I purchased this painting from a friend who is downsizing, it's by Captain Lars Wiklund. I have had a print of his above our mantel for years that I traded from him to design his website. I even visited his home in Benicia, CA to talk to him about it and met him and his wife and got to see his studio. It's neat to have an original oil of his nautical paintings. Now to figure out where to hang it to best effect.
Dayle and I went to Tad's Chicken 'n' Dumplins for dinner last night. It was nice, it was a very late lunch or early dinner at 4:30 and so there was still light enough to see the Sandy River.
2 drift boats floated by with fishermen trying to catch the big one before it got dark. :-)
I had salmon grilled in butter and green beans with ham and a salad before that. I did not have the rolls which "were" a favorite of mine, nor did I have the baked potato with butter and dill dressing. wah.
This is the oldest part of the restaurant, I love the wood walls and ceiling, the checkered curtains and the crackling fire. :-) The embodiment of coziness.
On the way out was completely dark and I snapped this photo of their sign - the story is that half the neon sign burned out and the restaurant got the nickname the "chic dump". When the owner got the sign fixed the community was unhappy, so the owner put it back the way it was. :-)
OK.. I'm off to my Daughters of the American Revolution meeting. My sister Roberta is giving the program today. I am taking my swim bag along in case there is time after the meeting to swim my hour of laps. Have a super week!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)