Monday, June 23, 2008


Do you see the feet on that avatar? Yeah, that's right, the one over there to the right of this page. They just don't seem porportionate to her body. That girl don't need no fins! I will just say that the socks I'm knitting right now for 2008 Summer of Socks will not fit those feet. Happy sock knitting. I started a sock thinking it would be finished by the time we returned from our vaction exploring Virginia. I'm still knittin' on it. GRRRRR. I am determined to have a pair by the time this fest ends and they will fit somebody!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Awesomeness of America

One day while in Virginia we decided to take the tour through Washington D.C. It's an awesome experience to see the massive monuments, some made entirely of marble, some made of bronze and others of various stone.

Iwo Jima Memorial

Arlington National Cemetary

Library of Congress

Capitol Building

White House

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Yes, Virginia, there is Yarn!

Not far from where we were lodging in Virgina, there was a small town called Harrisonburg. We decided to drive into that town to do some esplorin'. While driving around the streets of downtown Hburg, I spied an interesting structure to photograph. And yes, we happened across a store with yarn. It had a lot more material and buttons than yarn. I didn't really find anything I couldn't live without. As we walked around town further, we spotted a ribbon cutting ceremony in progress. The season's kickoff for the town's farmers market. It brought back some haunting memories that I am sure a few of my readers will relate. The town had a coffee shop and restaurant. But it really didn't take us long to see all there was to see. The quilt museum was closed, only open certain days at certain times.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

SkyLine Drive

After a quick stop at the Blue Ridge Pottery, we headed toward Skyline Drive. While winding up and down the drive, we saw a doe feeding her fawn. It was an exciting sight to behold. I can't believe I caught it with the camera. The view from the mountains into the Shenandoah Valley were awesome.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Nation's Capitol

Guess where I've been? I've been on vacation. Yes, again! My hubby and I had a nice kidless vacation together. We went to Virginia and played golf, drove Skyline Drive and toured Washington D.C. We stayed at the Massanutten Ski Resort located in McGaheysville in the Shenandoah Valley and also toured the sourrounding small towns. It was a lot of fun. Oh, I started a sock too!

On our way to Skyline Drive, we stopped to visit the Blue Ridge Pottery