Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sis-in-Law Visits and Shopping Trips

During our time in Portland, I’ve enjoyed getting together with two of my sisters-in-law, Nancy White and Jennifer Halverson. Nan and I share interests in various handcrafts, so we had fun shopping for yarn, after we had spent another day last week shopping for clothes!

Here’s Nan showing an afghan she crocheted.

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I decided to make one similar to it; here’s the yarn I bought.

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I also bought yarn for the knitting class I’m scheduled to teach at the Gypsy Journal Rally in Yuma next month. Each student will receive a knitting kit, consisting of knitting needles, darning needles, stitch holder, cable needle, point protectors, stitch counters, rings, needle measure/ruler, and an instruction book.

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Nan and I selected a variety of colorful yarns for the students to use for their first project, and I bought some crochet hooks for finishing loose ends.

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My next lapghan project for Soldiers’ Angels Crochet & Craft Team is one financed by my good friend Carol Jennings who writes a wonderful blog Rvers in a Shoe Box. When we saw each other recently in Quartzsite, Carol gave me a check to pay for yarn as her contribution to this worthwhile service. Thanks, Carol! This lapghan will be a patriotic red, white and blue, using the knitted patchwork pattern at the left.

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Finally, I couldn’t resist a few more skeins of yarn because of sale prices and no sales tax in Oregon. A one-skein knitted scarf will be added to my own personal collection.

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A couple of knitted placemats, using a table runner pattern modified for appropriate dimensions, with a dark center and light border, will soon grace our RV dining table.

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Finally, last evening, just as a wind/rain storm hit, Don and I met Nan and Jen at Applebee’s. We managed to get out of the storm and get a table on a busy Valentine’s Day, and enjoyed a nice dinner.

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We’re hoping the rainstorms don’t affect our travels as we depart tomorrow to head south again. Stay tuned for travel reports periodically as we pursue new adventures!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sharon,
    Thank you so much for agreeing to do the hard work on the lap-afgan! I hope to see a photo when it is done, smile!
    Looking at all the yarn and projects makes my fingers itchy to get out my scarf project! Thanks!

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