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Totally Useless SAL and More Fall Break Pictures

Totally Useless Stitch-Along

The Totally Useless SAL is hosted by YoYo on Dragon My Needle.  The idea is to collect all those little thread and yarn scraps in a glass jar and report on your progress on the new moon of each month.  And that’s today so it’s time to check in.  My little jar is filling up.  (September’s jar is here.)

Totally Useless SAL for October
Totally Useless SAL for October

This month I’ve added bits from the Traveling Woman and Gail/Nightsong shawls.  Also in the jar are blue, orange and yellow yarns from the Kids’ Mitts (and a little green waste yarn from the thumbs).  Looking back, it seems there was more knitting than stitching going on this month.  But the jar also includes threads from the Falling Leaves bookmark.

If you’d like to join the stitch-along or check the progress of other folks (I’m headed over as soon as this is posted) click on the link above or in the sidebar.

A Few More Fall Break Pictures

Gatlinburg was all decked out for Autumn — beautiful colors and decoration everywhere.  We always seem to spend a lot of time in The Village shops in Gatlinburg.  The shops are cozy and quaint.

There's a bench right outside the candy shop where we sit and watch the taffy being made.  It's mesmerizing.  Yummy, too!
There's a bench right outside the candy shop where we sit and watch the taffy being made. It's mesmerizing. Yummy, too!
This gentleman is right outside the candy shop door and welcomes you into the courtyard and shop area.
This gentleman is right outside the candy shop door and welcomes you into the courtyard and shop area.
Another group of fall friends in the courtyard of The Village.
Another group of fall friends in the courtyard of The Village.
The Village courtyard fountain.
The Village courtyard fountain early in the morning. We picked up breakfast at The Donut Friar each morning before the other shops opened and sat at one of the tables in the courtyard. A nice quiet start to the day.

Last installment of the Fall Break trip tomorrow.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

jjj