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Split Rock Lighthouse & Mavis

August 2, 2009

This week has the potential to be pretty crazy, so I apologize for the all over the place posting today. I’m afraid that’s how I’ve been knitting lately–a few rows on one project and then hopping over to another.
We spent last Tuesday with my grandparents, who visited us here in Duluth for the first time. How adorable is it that they still hold hands after 51 years of marriage?
After a tasty lunch at Betty’s Pies, we made our way up the shore to Split Rock Lighthouse. We took the abbreviated 10 minute tour and then explored the grounds on our own.
A very nice and knowledgeable costumed guide offered to take a picture of all four of us in front of the lighthouse.
Grandpa, Sweetie and I climbed up the spiral staircase to go into the room that houses the enormous rotating light. They rarely light it anymore (this lighthouse is now a historical site thanks to modern technology like GPS), but watching the light turn was mesmerizing nonetheless.
We then got to walk through a renovated lighthouse keeper’s home, which had lots of cute linens that I wish I had thought to photograph. Sweetie had to duck after he took this photo–apparently his 6’4″ frame is a bit big for this old house’s staircase.
We weren’t sure if the weather would hold out for us, but it ended up being beautiful…
…with just a whisper of a breeze.

After the grandparents left for the next leg of their trip, I blocked the Mavis Lace Scarf.
I’ve knit this one up as the August Scarf of the Month for Yarn Harbor, so you can pick up the yarn and pattern there if you’re in the area.

Pattern: Mavis Lace Scarf by Jennifer Hagan from Figheadh Yarnworks
Yarn: one skein Misti Alpaca Pima Cotton Silk Hand Paint CSP06
Needles: US 5 Addi Turbo Lace needles
Made for: Shop Sample
Timeline: July 17-30 2009
Modifications: I knit until the yarn ran out.
Worst Part: There’s an error in this pattern: You should repeat the lace pattern in row 5 three times instead of two.
Best Part: The yarn. It’s soft and the colors are gorgeous. What more could I ask for?

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