Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Red, White, Blue, Green

For the last few years, we've had a family tradition of meeting Papa and Nana Clover at a lake cabin for the Fourth of July holiday. This year was no different, so we made the trek out to Middle Tennessee. Papa and Nana Clover had forgotten some food and asked if we could stop by their house and pick it up. We, of course, agreed. Our own cooler was rather full and we didn't have room in the car for the larger cooler, which meant we needed to stop by a store and buy a smaller styrofoam cooler with some ice.

We rested up at Papa and Nana's, packed up the food, drove to the store, purchased the cooler and ice, and went to the car. "Ok, where's the food?" Italian asked.

"I thought you had it." I replied.

We had left it at the house. This food was not meant to go to the lake. We turned around anyway and picked up the twice forgotten grocery sack and made our merry way to the cabin laughing. Once there, we relaxed by swimming in the lake.

From Irish Clover

Italian caught a few bluegills and Little Clover caught his fair share of frogs. The annual 4th of July banquet was as lovely as ever. Seriously, our neighbors at the cabin have an amazing flair for entertaining. The food is always excellent, the wine is always flowing, and the company is always outstanding.

From Irish Clover

There was plenty of time for me to knit as well. I knitted on the boat, on the deck, and by a campfire under the stars. It was the relaxation I needed.

Before leaving for our holiday, I did manage to finish a little baby sweater for a friend.

From 2009 Finished Objects

The pattern is from Bouton d'Or, a French pattern book series for children. If you have a boy who has not grown into men's patterns, hunt down these books. They are filled with the best boy sweaters I've seen. The gauge is small, this sweater is knit with fingering weight yarn on US size 3 needles, but it knits up fast. The pattern was easy to memorize and I love the construction with the buttons at the neck. Little Clover found these, and I must say, they are cute.
From 2009 Finished Objects

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