What a Nice Winter Visit

MKAL Week 3Happy Weekend everyone! (Even though it is almost over…) 

I finished my Week 3 clue of the Downton Abbey Knit along early this week.  It was pretty much 20 more rows of the same thing we had been doing, with the stitches per row increasing.  Now I have almost 300 stitches on my needles.  But it is really pretty, and I love the texture and softness of it!

So with Saturday looking like a pretty nice day, Pat and I decided to head up to the lake to visit mom so she and I could compare our knitting progress!  We actually chose the same colors of yarn, but I chose to use the variegated color as the main color with the solid color as the alternate one.  She chose the opposite.  They look really different but I love them both!  When we are done we will have to share them back and forth…  (at least I hope so! 🙂 )

Our KALs Week 3

The day was not really pretty but it was neat to see the lake iced over and snow-covered.  The last time I was there, it just had a really thin layer of ice so this was a big difference!  I did get a couple of pictures of the lake and the sun did peek through the overcast sky just a bit yesterday.

Lake 1-24-15 2 Lake 1-24-15

Brrrrrrrrr…  but still pretty in its own way.

We took Mom over to Potawatomi Inn for lunch. They have this really neat restaurant at the Inn with great views of the lake. 

Lakeview Grille

As we walked out of the lodge, we saw all these families sitting around the fire, doing puzzles and warming up from their outside activities.  Some had just come in or were all dressed to head out to the toboggan run!

I posted pictures of the toboggan run a couple of years ago and since yesterday wasn’t as pretty I didn’t take any pictures, but here are pictures from two years ago!  I also found this cool YouTube of  the toboggan run to share (thanks to CLP Marketing, Angola, IN).   I know I sure enjoyed it when I was in college and our whole family used to go on Thanksgiving weekend!  I am thinking we may need to plan this again soon!

This is definitely a great family vacation spot if you live anywhere near the North Eastern Indiana area!

One of my favorite things about the lake area is enjoying ALL the seasons!

 Anyway, we are back home and I just printed off Clue #4 for my KAL.  Only 14 rows this week and it looks like it is going to start some new patterns in the knitting  I can’t wait to get started!

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