Sunday, May 29, 2016

YoP Week 48

I missed posting last week because hubby and I took a little road trip to Las Vegas.  We went to visit his mom and also to enter into a bingo tournament.  (hey, we are retired ya know)  It was a grand trip and we had a great time.

I did deliver the purple baby sweater/hat set to the expectant mother.  She loved it and actually asked if I would make a pair of booties to go with it.  Seems she LOVES home made items.  So not only is she going to get booties, I am making a corner 2 corner blanket to match it too.  Seems the colors I picked out are the same as the colors they painted the babies room.  

I did do a bit of knitting while on the road.

Hubby's socks were the item I took with me to work on while traveling and also while sitting in the bingo hall for 7 hours.  This is Saucony yarn and is the first time I have worked with it. The jury is still out as to whether I like this yarn or not.  It feels scratchy to me but hubby doesn't think it feels that way at all.  Guess that is good, since they are for him.

We did not win anything at the tournament, but had such a great time, we signed up to attend another one in September.  It is so nice to be retired and able to take off when we want to.

I most of you have never been to Arizona, so I took some scenic photos on the way home.  (I drove on the up)  

That is not a man made wall.  That is what happens when you have natural water erosion and shifting of earthen plates.

Love these little clouds above the mountains.  Come June, we won't be seeing many clouds, unless it is clouds of dust called a haboob.  We will have nothing but blue skies until the end of October.

Most people don't realize, Arizona is 65% mountains.  But the large cities are all located in the desert................go figure.

No, this is not man made either.  You can find rock formations like this in several places though out our state.  I find them fascinating.

Those strange looking 'trees' are actually part of the Joshua Tree National Parkway.  Yup, that is hundreds of Joshua trees.  Do you know how hard it is to take photos when the driver is doing 75 MPH?

More Joshua Trees.

It was good to be home again and I have been busier than a bee this week.  Still doing the declutter and now getting the backyard and pool ready for swimming season.  That starts tomorrow on Memorial Day.  Can't promise the pool will be extremely warm, but can promise the chemicals will be perfect and it will be very clean too.

I am off to feed my Son's cats.......They are taking a little mini vacation to the mountains this weekend.

Until next time...........................Happy Crafting!


  1. Interesting, Marsha. I had no idea that Arizona is so mountainous. I thought it was all dessert with tumbleweed and the occasional scrubby tree. lol. Your posts are always enlightening. :)

  2. Sounds like you had a great time and so good to hear the present was well received. Have fun in the pool!

  3. Sounds like you had a great time and so good to hear the present was well received. Have fun in the pool!

  4. Sounds like you are really enjoying your retirement! So nice to be able to knit while you are in the car or anywhere where you are waiting. So great that she really appreciated your baby gifts as some don't care for "homemade" and the fact that you picked the exact color of her room! Fantastic! I can't wait to see the booties and the blanket too. I have yet to try toe up or 2 at a time but this next YOP season they will be on "the list"! Have a great week and enjoy that pool!


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