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Sunday, June 19, 2022

Something I Prepared Earlier

I finished knitting two pair of variegated burgundy socks a month or so ago, one pair for me and a birthday pair for my old school friend Merilyn.  These have now been gifted, and I was determined not to wear my pair until this had happened.  Merilyn is an excellent knitter, and an accomplished spinner as well – something I have never tried, although it does look quite a soothing task to do.   I’m so pleased she liked her gift, and I don't think she has knitted socks herself.

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One pair for her and one pair for me

We are currently away for a week on a caravan rally in Hawkes Bay, so of course Gemma came too.  She has been very busy relaxing on the bed – isn’t that what camping is all about?

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Gemma is so busy relaxing

It was nice to catch up with our niece Lisa for lunch, Lisa is my late sister’s daughter.  We dined out at Rosie O’Grady’s Irish Pub, and the food was delicious, and reasonably priced too.  The only downside was that they didn't serve coffee!

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Having lunch with Lisa

17 comments:

loulee said...

You'll be glad of your knitted socks in this cold weather we're having.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

glad you got to see your niece and your socks are wonderful as always!

Maria said...

Such a lovely gift . Nice cosy socks….
So good to catch up with your niece.
It’s a pain when you can’t get a coffee after a good Mel.

CathieJ said...

Those socks are so pretty. Enjoy your caravan trip. I am glad you got to visit with your niece.

Debra said...

Very pretty socks!

Ivani said...

Oh Lucky Gemma!!
Your socks are beautiful, I'm not surprised to hear that your friend liked them.
So glad you are having fun and got to meet your niece. Have a great time Jenny!

Design Originals by KC said...

I love hand knitted socks and those are a joyful color! How nice to get a photo of you and your niece... enjoy camping at the rally!
Kathi

Sarah said...

Love those socks. And kitty does look comfy! Nice photo of you and your niece.

Tired Teacher 2 said...

Beautiful socks! Their vibrant colors will brighten even the dreariest day.

Karrin Hurd said...

Glad you got to see your nice. You always make such beautiful socks!

Kim said...

Gemma is snoozing on a beautiful quilt. More lovely socks you have knitted. How wonderful to be enjoying a holiday in your van. Wonderful too, you were able to catch up with your niece.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

The socks are such a pretty color, Jenny! I'm sure your friend will love them. Hope you're enjoying your trip - what fun to meet up with your niece!

FlourishingPalms said...

You're an excellent knitter! At least from my point of view which is having little experience with it. I know it's not an easy craft to learn! Those socks are pretty, and I hope you and your friend get lots of warm feet experiences with them. How nice to have another get-away! You're making good use of your caravan, and it's great that you can connect with family too. Keep enjoying, and stay safe!

Birthe Marie said...

Such a beautiful gift for your friend.
I'm sure the cat is sleeping and dreaming sweetly on the gorgeous quilt.

Jackie said...

Lovely socks. They will surely keep your and your friends toes nice and warm.

Gemma looks very contented.

God bless.

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

What beautiful hand knit socks!!!! Fun meeting up with your niece!

Janice said...

The socks look so toasty warm in that colour. How nice that the two of you have matching pairs.