Sunday, January 29, 2006

Kayak for Sale

Kayak For Sale: Swift Tasman Sea Expedition. Kevlar. Length13'6", Width 25", Weighs 42 Lbs.; Pale Green Deck, Champagne Hull;Contour Rubber Carrying Handles; Bow & Stern Bulkheads; Bow & Stern Sport Hatches; Recessed Deck Fittings; Deck Bungies and Perimeter Lines; Contoured, Padded Low Back Adjustable Seat; Stainless Security Bar; Adjustable Footbraces; Skeg. Originally $2,150, asking $1,800. This is a great boat for an afternoon outing or a multi-day adventure. Contact Martha, or (850) 567-9624.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Is someone having a birthday?

Happy Birthday, Nicholas! There's a hat to match (coming soon). Someday we'll be able to afford to BUY you socks!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

My visit to Virginia

I spent a wonderful day yesterday visiting with my Aunt Chris and cousins Sarah and Diana in Fredericksburg, Va. I waited too late to get a very good picture, but you can still see how lovely and happy all three of the girls are. They were so gracious and hospitable to their Florida cousin. We had coffee (twice!) at Hyperion, and a delicious lunch at La Petite Auberge. Fredericksburg is very charming, as are all of their homes. I hope to convince Chris and the girls to visit Swamp Cottage soon so I can show them some north Florida hospitality.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Finally, some knitting!

I FINALLY finished this sweater for Ellen. I am too embarassed to say how long I have been working on this. It is from Phildar Ete 2004, knit in Phil Ruban, which they don't even make anymore, and I knit and and reknit it so many times that there was serious doubt that I would have enough ribbon to finish. I sure hope it fits!

Here's a detail of the neckline. The color is truer in this one also. It's called cassis.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Torreya, New Year's Eve Day

I spent 12/30/05 at Torreya State Park and woke up New Year's Eve morning to a have delicious breakfast al fresco.
A small group of Georgia Wilderness Society folks were camped nearby and I invited myself to join them on a hike. There was some confusion about which way was North. Ron and Bonnie had a hearty discussion about it, and finally decided to simply follow the trail markers. A wise decision.
It was a great hike and a fine day.