Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Toppled Socks

Dear Mom,
It looks like the January 2010 issue of Creative Knitting magazine is on the newsstands. If you click on that link and scroll down you will see that my Toppled Socks design is in this issue. You can click on the sock picture to get a better look. Toppled is an easy, good-for-a-beginner sock. The sock knits up fairly quickly and has become my basic, go-to sock pattern.
This is the issue that I got to watch a bit of the photo shoot, so it will be fun to see how the actual magazine shots look and to compare them wth the amateur photos I took.


Dear Mom,
The children had a holiday yesterday due to Election Day.  Our schools are used for the voting polls so the district doesn't like to mix business with pleasure.
We put on boots and warm clothes and we went to one of my favorite places, Keehner Park.  Keehner Park is the most peaceful place.  We spent 2 1/2 hours walking the creek and saw only one other person.  I always feel like Keehner Park was made just for me.  A Wendy Treasure.  Keehner Park is magical.  My children talk [nicely!] with each other and the help each other!  They climb, explore, dig.  We have caught bull frogs, snakes and salamanders at Keehner Park.  We discovered a baby deer, still too new to leave her nest!!  We found a vine once and we all used it to swing across the creek!  We find fossils and tree branches that look like animals.  It is quite the holiday.

We also stopped at a farm on our way home and bought 10 pounds of Jonathan Apples.  Guess what we had for dinner?!  We all hunkered in and worked to bake my apple crisp (from Governor Orr--remember my yummy recipe?!)!!  We also baked an apple crisp for the neighbor and I suspect warm apple crisp may have been their dinner, too.
Happy beautiful fall holiday!!