Attention Carol of Placerville, California: There's a message for you at the bottom of this post!
The first night we were in Estes Park (and walked to the Dunraven for dinner) we ooh'd and aah'd over the candy shops on the walk back to our car as we browsed through a few shops along the parkway. This one, in particular, caught our eye with the beautiful apples in the window on one side of the door and these pretty strawberries on the other side.
I love seeing those well worn wooden spoons hanging up and the pretty copper bowls. Their specialty seemed to be fudge, candy apples, and English toffee. My kind of place! The window displays were definitely eye candy - and check out the name of the shop! Maybe she'll be ready to hand over the spoons in about 16 years when the babies are out of high school and Jeff and I are ready to retire??! Hmmmm....! :)
Another treat for the senses was taking a trip through the animal barns at the Wool Market! The sweet faces, sheepy smells, baas and bleats, rustling feet and jumpy animals were a treat. The llama and alpaca didn't really seem to like having their pictures taken but the sheep didn't seem to mind at all. For some crazy reason I didn't visit the goat barn but I understand that they're supposed to be the most entertaining of all! Next time I'll spend extra time with them. hehe
Every time I show Emeline these animal pictures she reaches out to touch the screen like she's petting their heads and squishing their fur, saying "Awwww, sweet thing.... So soft...." She loves looking at them on a slide show on the computer. :)
Daily Square Report:
It was a quiet mail day (two packages) so I think it's time to address a few more FAQ's.
My squares aren't "square" - what am I doing wrong? Don't worry - my squares aren't "square" either when I first finish them! My theory has always been that gravity isn't kind to anyone and always seems to stretch out the second half of my squares. I repeat - DO NOT WORRY! After August 15th gets here I will be washing every single square and shaping them into actual squares before sorting them into afghan packets for seaming. Gravity has the same effect on all bias garter stitch squares. Plus blocking covers a multitude of sins - I promise to take pictures to prove it in August. :)
I just learned about the project - is it too late to start knitting squares? No! It's not too late! Please knit as many squares as you would like until August 1st and get them in the mail by August 10th if you're inside the US, or August 5th if you're outside the US. We hope to collect MORE than our goal of 2240 squares (40 afghans!) so if you wish to knit or crochet squares please do so!
Today's mail brought three new squares from Marianne in Tulsa, OK and twenty more cloths from Diane in Greenwood, FL for Love's Many Cloths! WooHoo! That group has really been awesome. Marianne, are you coming for the seaming party??? I hope so! At least one or two other people in the Tulsa area are coming up September 15th! Yay!!
A shout-out to Carol in Placerville, CA: Carol, if you read this blog, Jenn of the blog KnitWit Momma in the Sierra Mountains would love to hear from you - apparently knitting pals are rare in your area!
Everybody have a wonderful weekend - I'm trying to get more movies of the babies - maybe this weekend will bring good results. Anybody have a recommendation for a good free video editing software? Does such a thing exist (the free kind, I mean!)???
Take good care of every little thing! XOXOX