Knitting, outdoors, Puppy

At Switzer Lake

The other afternoon {about two and a half months ago, now}, I felt it would be really great to spend some time out in Nature. Sunny agreed. Being out in Nature is one of her favorite things too, so she’s always down with that idea. 😀

Since our move to the city, we don’t get out to The Forest as much as we’d like. In fact, we both miss The Forest quite a lot. So we go whenever we can.

This time, we decided to go to Switzer Lake. There is forest all around the lake. There are many boat ramps leading down to the water (Sunny likes those!); and a very wide dam covered with golden grasses (I like that!). You can walk out across the dam if you wish. The view is spectacular along every inch of it!

Forward views
Right-hand view
Left-hand view
Rear view
Sunset view – but I’m getting ahead of myself!

Sunny is a much quicker walker than I am.

This is her, “Hurry up, Mom!” face. XD

We decided to stop for a bit halfway across and take some time to enjoy those 360 degree views.

Above is the view looking back the way we came. The pole you can see there with antennae is a weather data station!

“I’m thirsty, Mom!”

Sunny wasn’t sure that climbing down the dam to the water for a drink would be worth the climb back up…

… so she wandered about, exploring, while I pulled out my knitting to enjoy a few stitches.

I’m working on my Pointed Firs Shawl, pattern by Lori Versaci.

The yarn I’m using is the heavenly alpaca yarn: Juniper Moon Farm Herriott in the creamy, natural colorway called “Talc.”

And these are my Lykke Driftwood 5″ interchangeable circular needles. I love them. Dearly. They are sharp, but not too sharp; smooth, but not too smooth; and I really love the longer needle length as I feel it provides a more comfortable grip.

My dog, the outdoors, my knitting… feeling tremendously relaxed and satisfied. 🙂

How many tries do you think THIS one took?! XD

At sunset, getting to be time to head for home…

Sunset views

Light-up collar already glowing in the dusk, Sunny had to have a quick wade and drink before getting in the car for the ride home.

When we got home, Sunny collected her favorite babies and snuggled up with her favorite blanket while I made supper. A perfect end to a fun day!

What about you? Have you been able to get outdoors recently? Do you have a favorite place that you like to go to when you spend time outdoors? Do you take your knitting/crocheting/spinning with you? What do you like to do outdoors?

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