Janet's thread

A weblog, mostly about knitting but other topics appear

Ancestor Count Update July 21, 2017

The ancestor count has now reached 6000.  Can you believe it?  And I’m not finished yet.

Church in Bury St Edmunds Suffolk  Church in Bury St Edmunds Suffolk England

 

Vintage Photos of Knitters

Filed under: Knitters,Knitting,Scotland,St Kilda — Janet @ 9:59 pm

Knitters - St Kilda Knitters on St Kilda, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

St Kilda woman knitting  St Kilda, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

 

A New Color Combination

Filed under: Caps,Colours,Hats,Knitting — Janet @ 9:37 pm

IMG_3812  Progress on a new series of simple hats.  A change from the green and yellow series.

IMG_3748  11 green and yellow caps all in a row

 

 

1629 Portrait

1629 A Gentleman and His Wife

1629 Portrait of A Gentleman and His Wife

Could this couple be in my genealogy?  I ask myself.

 

Classics Celebrate the Tour de France

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 2:09 am

Off The Beaten Path

During its last week, the Tour de France heads for a final showdown in the Alps. This year’s race is incredibly close, with less than 30 seconds separating the first three riders. The penultimate stage is a time trial, so we may even see an almost-repeat of 1989, when Greg LeMond won the big race on the last stage by just 8 seconds. Anything remains possible – a welcome change from previous Tours that often were all but decided by the half-way point.

Yesterday’s stage began in La Mure – a small town in the mountains above Grenoble that we visited a little over a week ago. Already, the town was preparing for the Tour.

The mairie (town hall) was decorated for the occasion, with a big count-down board over the entrance showing the time left until the start of the stage, down to the very second!

Many businesses…

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