It has been a while since I wrote my last post but I have been on a short trip to West Virginia. The drive from Northern Virginia into West Virginia is in one word: breathtaking. Our sons are studying in Morgantown so we make this trip frequently and every time, every season, we are stunned by the beauty around us. One spot in particular is worth mentioning: Sideling Hill.
As you travel toward the historic city of Cumberland, Maryland on I-68 from either direction, you will see a mountain ahead in the distance that makes you question if the highway will go over it or around it. Upon approach you will see that there is a cut in the mountain and you will have the scenic pleasure of not driving over it or around it, but driving through it. Opened in 1991, Interstate 68, known as the National Freeway, follows the Old National Road of the 1800’s. It is the east-west tunnel and toll-free roadway linking western Maryland to northeast West Virginia and it just happens to go right through Sideling Hill.
We always stop and make a few pictures from this spot. The view is spectacular.
The next picture was made last summer and you can see clearly that you drive right “through” the mountain:
Whenever I go on a trip I always bring something to knit or to crochet with me, and this time was no exception. Not a large but very small project..
What is this small doll looking at? Here it is: a dollhouse miniature bed cover! I was asked to make this for someone who has a renewed interest in fixing up a dollhouse.
This miniature blanket I designed myself. Not too many miniature patterns to choose from, and I personally did not like any. To design a small blanket is not difficult. Two things you have to keep in mind: work with fine or extra fine yarn or else your project will be too bulky and choose a fancy lace stitch. This project may look small but it takes time to finish because of the fine needles and yarn. I choose a moss and lace pattern for the blanket, and the pillows are knit in a moss stitch. Along both sides of the blanket cover I crocheted a shell edging.
This little blanket only measures 5.5″ x 6″!! Here are some more pictures:
And guess what, that porcelain doll was made by my sister Elles in the Netherlands. Thanks Elles!