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We arrived in Beaverton, OR, yesterday. Lots of knitting time in the car!

The BSJ is turning out well. I haven't decided on the buttons yet. Will have to look around for some nice ones.

The hat I made last week was so much fun, I decided to make a couple more. Here are the two little ones, for newborn, and I've started a bigger one. The red one will have a button or something. The white one is Stroll Sport in Bare. The red one is Swish Worsted in Cranberry. The tan one is Swish worsted in Doe.

I love traveling by car! Lots of knitting time!

We stopped in some interesting places on our trip. One was a winery--a real one, that has its own vineyard. That was Idaho. In spite of a wicked headwind, we reached OR Saturday and stayed at a nice place campground. I don't want to know what the gas bill was! I think it cost us double because of the headwind!

It was exciting to see Mt. Hood, because it meant that we were almost there! We were overjoyed to arrive in Beaverton before BS put in his appearance.

In quilting news, Julie finished quilting my Sparkling Gemstones quilt just before we left. I will put on the binding when I get back home. She used a pantograph and wool batting. It will crinkle up nicely after I wash it in hot water.

Stay tuned! We may have a baby by next week. I'll add a comment if the stork arrives this week.

What's on my needles: BSJ, Dogwood Blossoms, Fiji socks, various baby projects.
What's on my iPad: We just finished listening to Dean Koontz's The Good Guy. Very entertaining.
What's my app of the week: Fireplace. It's so realistic, and it kept me feeling cozy in the trailer.
What's in my wine glass: Old Moon Zinfandel, 2011. Very nice!

Note: This blog post was produced entirely on the MacBook. No other computer was used in any stage of composition or posting, and no Windows were opened, waited for or cleaned.

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Tags: BSJ, baby, hats, knitting, quilting, travel

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Comment by Peggy Stuart on June 17, 2012 at 10:27am

The shower went well. I will have photos in this week's blog. More knitting done, too.

Comment by wendy on June 16, 2012 at 9:46pm

Peggy, Everything is so cute!  I'm sure BS will be adorable in all you've made for him.  The quilt is wonderful, and it's about time you made one for yourself.  Will you show pictures of it once you've crinkled it?  And what a gorgeous pic of the Mt. Hood.  I'm glad you're having a wonderful time. 

Comment by Beverly Roberts on June 13, 2012 at 10:46am

Peggy, I am happy to hear that you are keeping the GemstoneS1  It is awesomely lovely!  And your just finished BSJ, as well as the others you have made, give me hope that my knitting mojo may return (it's been gone for awhile now and I do so miss it).

Comment by Janice Aitkens on June 13, 2012 at 10:14am

Lovely knitted items Plus the quilt is really nice as well

Hugs Janice

Comment by angelkarhu on June 12, 2012 at 3:01pm
Very true Peggy. Hard to predict good weather.
Comment by cherylbwaters on June 12, 2012 at 10:20am

Well, we made it home about 4:30am this morning. Took a nap. Sounds like BS is being a good little bun-in-the-oven. And so many nice knitted things are awaiting him. We left Estes before the fire started, or at least before they mentioned it. We never smelled smoke. I'm hoping to get my thoughts down on our trip soon.

That quilt is going to be lovely. I love those with the wool batting after they are washed.

Comment by Peggy Stuart on June 12, 2012 at 10:06am

The photo was out the windshield of the truck! Angel Bear, I would have to be guaranteed a clear day before I would get up before dawn to take a photo!

Comment by angelkarhu on June 12, 2012 at 9:36am
It is a fab pic of Mt. Hood. Peggy you should get up before dawn, drive over while your in town and get a pic of the sun coming up behind it. We have a perfect view and some of those sunrises are amazing!
Comment by Elaine Wenger on June 12, 2012 at 9:22am

Peggy, loved your blog. Cute little hats! Lovely BSJ. You're lucky you can knit while driving. I unfortunately get carsick when I try that. Bought some CVM this week(grey). Almost finished with Must have Cardigan. Started Equinox shawl. I have 500 yards of two ply spun for the shawl (half way there). That pic of MT Hood is fabulous.

Comment by Peggy Stuart on June 12, 2012 at 9:09am

Ha-ha! Guess who gets the Gemstones? Me! Then the quilt designed to be a tablecloth can go back on the table, because we can curl up in a quilt with wool batting!

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