Many Things From Another Texas trip

Knitting on the road

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Bluebell ice cream.

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Lower gas prices.  The picture didn’t come out as clear as I hoped, but the price was lower than any I had seen in a very long time.

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Gun lessons with Grandpa

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Shooting lessons with Grandpa. She’s learned well.

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More knitting

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Texas things in a Texas WalMart

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Really cute nephews

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The Bronco in the garage

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Mistletoe in the trees

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A stocking by the fireplace

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Parents by a Christmas tree

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An uncle in a chair

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Snow on the ground?? WTH? There were storms all over the south while we were down there. On our way home, we started to see snow on the ground just outside of Chilicothe. It was so strange to see snow here.

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We made it home, safe and sound, just after New Years. We finally got the blog back up the other day and I’m catching up on all I wanted to post.

My Magnum Opus or whatever

What else would you call something that has put your through so much, tested your patience, and taught you so many things?

Other than “children” that is.

This shawl.  I’ve written about it many times. Up to the very last minute, I was still fixing things as I went. Time after time I would have to fix a missed yarn over a couple of rows back. I even had to move a yarn over over. I wonder if only knitters will understand the difference between these two pictures.

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In the end, a few days after Christmas, I was able to finally give my mother the shawl we planned together so many years ago. I cannot express how happy I am to have this thing off my needles.

Even after years of work, in February of this year, it was only this long.

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You’ve come a long way, baby.

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