Friday, May 27, 2011

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Happy Friday Everyone!  First I want to stop and ask that we all take a moment and remember all those that have died defending our country and way of life.  Both are precious and are made more so by the sacrifice they and their families have made.  I offer my heartfelt gratitude!

Now onto yarn business.  As you can see, I am slowly but surely making progress on my sock.  I really want to get the leg of sock done so that the next time I meet up with Mel, I'll be able to learn how to do the heel.  I'm still very pleased with my progress, but I am such a SLOW knitter. I know that I'll get better with time, but for those of you who haven't figured this out already, I'm not the most patient of people.  This is been a wonderful lesson in knitting and patience.

Before I leave you for the weekend, I wanted to share some pictures with you that I'm quite pleased with.  If you've been peaking in on my blog for any length of time, you know that I am not the greatest photographer so when I take a good one, I'm particularly tickled.  These are some pictures from my weekend with the girls that I think are pretty good. Please keep in mind that Mother Nature is a beautiful subject :)

This is the lichen that was growing on the fence.
I don't know if you can see the calf, but there is one there nursing.
Beautiful horses and beautiful mountains.
Stone Mountain, NC.  I've climbed this mountain numerous times.  The views are amazing!
Some pretty flowers.  The next one if my favorite.....
I just love the vibrancy of the yellow.  

I hope you've enjoyed the pictures as much as I enjoyed the trip.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  Mine will be a lovely three day weekend and I'm wondering if I can convince Car Guy that spending a day home on the back porch knitting is actually a wonderful way to spend the day.  Wish me luck!  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hey M! Great photos of your trip and I love the way your sock is coming along! Thanks for flying your American flag in honor of Memorial Day. My hubby is a combat wounded helicopter pilot and my Dad went in on the first wave of Iwo Jima with the Marines. 240 of his company went in and only 17 walked out. I'm proud of my guys.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. What a lovely little holiday you had, the photos are gorgeous.
    x Sandi

  3. Alice and RaymondMay 29, 2011 at 7:56 PM

    Hellooooo Mrs Sock Legend!!!
    Look at you with your socks, how awesome are you!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Just before I turned my first heel, I had a comment from a lady saying that she loves turning the heel and every time she comes to it, she says "it's magic time" so now I say that and it really truly is!!! It helps stop it be so scary because honestly, once you've done it, it's easy peasy and I've never made a mistake since my first pair... thats saying a lot for me becuase I make MANY mistakes in knitting!!!!!
    I loved your photos, especially the buttercup, it's gorgeous and so summery, thanky uo for sharing lovely!