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The Hills Were Alive

The weekend in Manchester, Vermont at Hildene was great fun. The weather was ideal, despite a brief period of showers on Sunday morning. The company was fantastic; we caught up with old friends and made some new ones, too. The knitting was plentiful and the sock I started in the car on the way up moved along very quickly.

Here are two progress shots. This is the sock hanging out on the front lawn of the mansion. We were camped in this field and the scenery was breathtaking.

I got the sock to pose with Capt. Sy, Col. Burbank, Lt. Julius and Captain Rieke. I know it’s hard to see the sock with the officers wearing their white gloves but Dale is holding the sock and Matt is holding the ball of yarn. This sock is from the book Socks, Socks, Socks and it’s a cable twist rib pattern done up in Cascade 220.

I’m officially on vacation this week and next. I have lots of plans, including blocking the Leaf Lace Shawl and starting some new projects. I’ll keep you guys posted on my travels and knitting progress.

I leave you with this picture from the beautiful gardens of Hildene.

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  1. Me thinks Col. Burbank really enjoys holding the ball of yarn. Might he swap his sword for some sticks? 😉

  2. We loved Hildene! The views out the back are breathtaking. Hey, I think a laceweight or fingering weight would be fine with Stella’s shawl pattern. Enjoy experimenting!

  3. Hi Carole, I heard about your blog. I see you have a new hobby (ahem). What great work! Take care. Jen R.

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