Goodbye, Linden Avenue School…

Yesterday my son Daniel was part of the Linden Avenue School Second Grade Promotion.  There was song, poems, and fond farewells.  Everyone had a great time and excitement was in the air!  Today Daniel moved up to his 3rd grade class at Ridgewood Avenue Upper Elementary for the last day of the school year. Goodbye, Linden Avenue…you were our first school (and second home!). You will be fondly remembered.





Rainy Day Knits

Seems like we’ve had a record-breaking amount of rain this month, plus cool temps.  Usually by this time of year knitting with wool is tricky because of the sweat factor. Not this year! I have a new FO to present, “Road Not Taken” from Lisa Lloyd’s book, A Fine Fleece.  I knit this scarf in Arucania Ranco Multi, a gorgeous sock yarn I purchased over a year ago at Modern Yarn. It is going to be a gift to my daughter Haley’s school nurse, in utmost appreciation for her care of Haley’s Type I diabetes.

Here is a close-up of the scarf, showing the simple yet elegant lace pattern:


This yarn blocked beautifully and is so soft and lightweight. I will definitely knit this pattern again, next time in a solid color. I have some bare Malabrigo sock yarn that is screaming to be dyed…

I am patiently waiting for SUMMER OF SOCKS 2009 on Ravelry to begin on June 21st. My Hedera sock needs a mate — I finished the first one a few weeks ago:


Thank goodness for knitting on rainy days — waiting for the sun, waiting for the sun