Random Eastern Weekend

This weekend we made the agonizingly boring trek to the eastern side of the state for a wedding reception.  5 hours each way; drove over Saturday morning and were on our way back by Sunday afternoon.  Other than the company of my darling husband, this has to be the.most.mind.numbing.drive. on the planet.  Except for maybe Death Valley in the middle of July.  This was like that except maybe fifty degrees cooler and we didn’t see any of those white cow skulls laying around. But we did see cows.  Since pretty much all we did was drive this weekend, there’s not much to say about it, but here’s some random photos from the last few days…..

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I’ve seen plenty of cows in trailers, but I think this is the first time I’ve seen them in an actual pickup.  It just seems strange for some reason…..

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Sunset on the river where the reception was held.  It’s so strange to me to see boats and water in a place that, for all intensive purposes, is a desert.  We were treated to a lovely warm night and a gorgeous early afternoon on Sunday.  It was so nice to see the sun and feel the warmth on my neck!

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“It’s a small world after all…..”  We went all the way to the east side, just to run into someone from the west side!  This little guy is our doggie’s daddy!  They look so much alike it’s crazy.  Quite the coincidence.  They were having a Jack Russell show right next to the hotel we were staying in……

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This sweetie was just *so* cute I had to take a photo!  I wanted to take them all home with me, but I’m afraid that would have gotten old in about 5 minutes.  Jacks are definitely a handful!  We’ve only got one and he’s more than enough of a challenge for me…..

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Despite driving a good portion of the way on our return trip, I managed to finish my first square for Hokie Healing.  Knit from the Bolero on size 6 bamboo needles in the honeycomb stitch.  I found the yarn a bit splitty and fussy for working with in the car, but I do love the color combination and think the square turned out pretty nicely.  Unfortunately, it’s not *exactly* 8″ x 8″ (a bit on the small side) but hopefully they can use it as it’s only a small bit off and maybe someone else’s will be a bit bigger than 8″ and they can combine the two. 

Hope everyone in blogworld had a great weekend too!

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2 thoughts on “Random Eastern Weekend

  1. Terrific square. I finished a few over the weekend as well, and will mail off today. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to make it to the yarn store this weekend and I had no maroon or burnt orange in the stash, but I did have some lovely-quality black so I used that. I just hope they only get a few like mine, to use for accents. LOVE the stitch you used!

  2. Aww – cute doggie! I didn’t know you had a Jack Russell – they are like my favorite breed of dog. Did you see the cute pattern for a dog sweater featuring a Jack Russell in the Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton 2nd Noro book? It’s super cute. I’ll send you a pic if you want.

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