Last night Deb and I went to the Auburn vs Alabama State men’s basketball game, which always turns out to be a great game. Deb took her knitting to see if she could get Aubie to pose with her and her knitting and Aubie was more than happy to do that and then some. It was great fun and Auburn did pull out a win in the last few minutes of the game. At the last game Aubie was wearing this same Aubie Santa costume and Deborah wanted to get him holding her knitting so she could post it on her blog.Â Suddenly she found herself being acousted by Aubie but I was there to get the photo evidence and proof.
Aubie is always a lot of fun and one of the very best mascots in NCAA college anywhere.
Now that the cold weather is here this is what you do, sit and knit. It is now to cold to sit outside in the cockpit for any extended period of time but we can still come down for the weekend and enjoy being here. Here is Deb sitting under a bunch of blankets knitting on the boat. Surprised she doesn’t have on her mittens and ear muffs but we did get the heater working this summer, thank goodness.
There will be warmer days but we still had a nice weekend down on the boat. Once again we were treated to wonderful sunsets, right off the transom but it was a little to cold to go outside and do much. What I should be doing right now is getting a list of all the things I want to do on the boat when it gets warmer but who can get motivated in this cold.
We did take several trips over to the beach where I could do some much needed walking and DK could knit, in the shelter of our tent. Photos of that will be coming soon, pictured above are two shots I took with my iPhone, not bad for a phone camera. The first is of Deborah of course, knitting on the boat in the heat, the second was taken from the cockpit, both with my camera phone.
The weather is wonderful. It is cooling down, finally, and we found this fabulous tent thing at the dollar store. Can I hide out here forever? Scott says no, so tomorrow it is back to the house and back to our day jobs.
When we arrived at the boat there was a pod of dolphins, about 50 to 100 individuals, there to greet us. They were chasing schools of fish toward the shore and having a feast. Fascinating! Today we are off to the Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores. Scott loves shrimp. Me, not so much. But I did spot a corn dog vendor yesterday while we were touring the arts and crafts part of the festival, so I’m set. I love sitting on the beach with not another person around. The photo here is just about what it is like here right now, empty on this beach. It is October and everyone is doing other things.
Merry Christmas William!! This hat is for you and I will be sending it to you asap. The model however will remain with me. Looks like I finished it just in time… I had to try it out on Snoopy first but it looks good on him. I am posting this over on Scott’s blog so you can see it, can’t wait to see what it looks like on William.
Lately I have been knitting last minute birthday gifts blogging quite a bit. New photos have been posted to the Tiger’s Roost blog and you can see my most recent completed knitting endeavor there as well. Currently I am working on another birthday gift for this weekend and the Krista Tee for myself.
I finished the scarf that my nephew Gabriel asked me to make for him. I realized after I started it that I was going to need two skiens of yarn so I gave him the option of continuing in the same color or having a two toned scarf. He chose two colors. This scarf is patterned after the seaman’s scarfs and is a one of a kind.
Sarah’s shawl is complete. It was finished a little late, but still appreciated I think. This shawl is from the book Folk Shawls by Cheryl Oberle and is called the Stora Dimun shawl. It is a Faroese shawl and the first of this type that I have knit. I used “Essential” yarn from Knit Picks. The first picture isn’t that great, but the one of Sarah modeling the shawl is super. Have a look…
This is the latest hat I have completed for William. The pattern is available free from About.com and it is called “pumpkin hat”. He is due to arrive this week sometime. If he decides not to show up they will induce labor on Friday, September 23, 2005. Isn’t it cute?