Friday, August 31, 2007

America's Dairy Land

Now that I no longer live in Wisconsin, I appreciate the place so much more than I did growing up there.

We go back every year to spend time with my family and catch up with friends. Usually we spend a lot of time outside, hiking, biking, swimming and running around the park. But this year it rained nearly every day we were there. I tried to convince the kids that we should spend the time yarn shopping and knitting, but they weren't buying it.
This is Eau Clarie Dells where the Wisconsin River has torn through the state's hard granite creating a long stretch of rapids. It was one of my favorite places when I was a kid, but now I'm the mom and I spend a good deal of the time telling my kids not to do the very things I used to do!
The yarn is for a lace shawl I'm making for a KAL that is mostly in French. It's been interesting trying to figure out what the posters are saying. This is only the second time I've knit with yarn so thin. I'm a little concerned about it. Any suggestions?


loribird said...

Ooo, the yarn is such a vivid blue! I love it!
What are your worries with the thin yarn? It looks like it's got some mohair, so that should "close" the holes up some, if that is a concern. It is hard to get used to the open-ness of lace (especially after felting!)

Allison said...

The yarn looks gorgeous. I haven't knit much with thin yarn but I think the key is to just keep going and plan to blcok at the end. R looks like he is having fun but I see why you would be nervous!

Janice said...

I love the colors in your yarn.. It will be beautiful. I also would be nervous by the looks of that picture!! Yikes!

Jknits said...

The picture is actually staged - he's standing on a very wide ledge but at the right angle it looks daring :)