Sunday, November 27, 2011

About Time

To be hiking again. It has been way too long.

We stayed closer to home, heading to Westchester to tackle Anthony's Nose, a rock outcropping above the Bear Mountain Bridge. The Camp Smith Trail takes you along a ridge along the Hudson River, with views of the river and Bear Mountain beyond. While the views from this hike are amazing, the downside is that the trail runs on a narrow strip between Routes 6/202 and the Camp Smith artilary range. The closeness of the road, and the metronorth rail, meant that we never left the sounds of "civilization" behind and really felt like we were out in nature. And the artillary range was an oddity in-and-of itself. No worries about losing track of the blue trail markers, because you could always follow the trail of "warning," "posted" and "do not enter" signs posted by the government.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Greetings to all this holiday weekend. I hope you each have lives full of things to be thankful about. I am, as always, deeply grateful for my family and friends.

Two projects to share this week. I was able to finish my Harvest Moon cardigan by Heidi Kirrmaier last week and got a chance to wear it today.

I also finished Gonzo's Blankie after dinner yesterday. He gave it a try when we got home.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Crop for All Seasons

We had a fabulous weekend at our retreat house in Norwalk, Ohio. Kelly and Tracey at a Crop for All Seasons were fabulous hostesses, providing comfortable working and sleeping spaces, yummy meals, and delightful midnight snacks. They paid attention to the smallest details. Naturally, we've already booked our space for next year's retreat.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Bee Croppin'

Fun weekend! My online scrapping friends and I have met in Ohio for our annual crop. Eight lovely women (we miss the four that couldn't join us), hanging in a house together, chatting and scrapping for three days.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Autumn Gold

Sarai is a lovely shawl pattern by Vanessa Smith. The color is lighter, less red than the indoor photos.