Labor Day weekend

Labor Day weekend last year was spent on the beach in Jacksonville, FL. This
year, my brother moved to southern Illinois so I went to visit them in their new digs. Although flying is always fun, it can be a hassle. Now that they are closer, I can drive my own car and pack my own things without worry. I can't knit while I drive, but I think driving has so many more benefits.

It was a nice drive, left about 3:30 Saturday morn and arrived in time for a pot of coffee. Along my way, I see this!

Driving around Springfield, I also noticed other signs similar to this one, but instead of 1940-77 it had like 1923-36, and others that I did not commit to memory. I will have to research as to what this means. It also made me realize how much I don't know about the famous Route 66. How much of the old route has been replaced? Are parts of it cornfields now? Or is it still intact?

My brother and his wife don't normally dress alike, this was really a fluke and we didn't notice it until we saw the picture display. How funny is that!!!I did get a little bit of knitting done while visiting. I've been working on the moderne Log Cabin Lapghan (30"x30") for donation to Alive Hospice. A group of knitsibs and I are doing some preemie hats and blankies and also adult lapghans for Alive Hospice. At the time of this picture it measures 17"x17" so I've got a little ways to go on it. I'm using Plymouth Jeannee on US 9. I love this yarn, why have I not used it before? I am planning on making a sweater for little Gizmo.

He's aging and doesn't like cold weather, course he didn't like hot weather in Florida either. So, since he's now in Illinois, I'm going to make him this sweater. (Rav Link)

You can go to the designers website here, she has many different patterns to pick from.

I'm going to knit it with Plymouth Encore in holiday colors to start.

I'm almost finished with the baby set for the Minnie Pearl Silent Auction. I've completed the knitting of the Baby J Cardigan, it just needs seamed. I've also completed the booties, just needs seamed. I've opted to make an ear flap hat to finish the set. So far, I'm ahead of schedule so I need to cast on for the hat today.


Jackie said…
I don't know much about Route 66 either and I'd love to hear what you find out about it.

I'm going to check out the Rav link you posted. I'd like to knit both my pups sweaters. I have a book on knits for dogs somewhere too!
Christina said…
Knitting along Route 66....sounds like a country song...