Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to my 2 favorite dads! I love you!

My dad, doing his favorite thing - fishing:

And my husband - how many dads would let their kids turn them into mermaids? Such a good sport!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Summer = Family Time (and a little knitting)

Greetings from Gulf Shores:

Dad's always such a good sport. There's no way I'd let them bury me in the sand:

So glad G & P joined us this year. It was our first beach vacation with them since I was a kid:

3 generations - G, Me, and D1&2:
G and D1 at Stacey's Rexall Drugstore in Foley, AL - opened in 1923 - full service soda fountain - we went back for more a few days later:

Oh, and, as luck would have it, look at what was delivered while we were away:

Yes, those are the swimsuits we were supposed to take with us. Thank goodness that Gulf Shores has a Wally World!
I did manage to do a little knitting here and there. My After Dark Robe has been out of hibernation for about a month. The back is done and I am almost finished with the front left side:

When I couldn't stand another minute of stockinette, I started the Swirl Shawl out of some Koigu sock yarn I bought with a birthday gift certificate a while back. These little medallions are rather addictive once you start on them - kind of like "potato chip" knitting as Gigi and Jasmin like to say.

And finally, I added to my dishrag cotton stash. How could I be expected to resist colorways named Fiesta and Gumdrop? And what better souvenir could I ask for?