Monday, October 31, 2016

Belle Isle: handknits in the wild

 The Christian Children's Temperance Fountain at the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory
Yesterday the kids and I trekked over to Belle Isle, an island park in the middle of the Detroit River on the border with Canada. It's beautiful -- a huge park with biking and hiking trails, a charming old aquarium and conservatory, the Detroit Yacht Club, all manner of things to do. It's one of the many places where you get a hint of how wonderful and prosperous Detroit once was, and hopefully will be again.

Erik is in the midst of an independent streak, and while he refused to wear his rain coat, it warmed my heart that he happily donned the Flax pullover that I knit last winter. It still fits, but just barely -- time for mama to break out the purple yarn again

 always in motion

 a few steps ahead


Anonymous said...

So cute. :) I think Erik and my little guy are right about the same age, and so I know what you mean by independent streak. I love the big smile there. :)

Fiona said...

Your boy is growing fast, the park looks great x

Jeanette said...

What a handsome young man Eric is becoming, and what a beautiful place you visited.

Caffeine Girl said...

OMG! Erik is so cute. What a fund day!