Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Time for a break!

The Farmer and I took a few days off! Getting away is tricky as there is so much to cover.  Make sure everyone knows! Find people to mind things while we are out of town.  That sort of thing. We can't go too far as stuff happens and when you have only a few days its not worth spending all the time getting somewhere. 

We have a trailer, so we took it to Emily Park, not too far. We hadn't been there for years, 14 to be exact.  The trees have grown so much that what once was an open area is lovely private campsites.  We discovered the Trans Canada Trail!  The weather was lovely, if you remembered last years vacation we were camping during the hottest week of the summer.  After re-reading that one I realized there wasn't any point in telling you about the things we forgot as they are pretty much the same.  The only difference is that we remembered the fan and forgot the sleeping bags! (We did have a lovely wool blanket that proved to be a 'marriage' saver!)

One thing I never forget is my knitting.  You must travel with at least 3 projects and one just in case ball of yarn.

The main project was a lace shawl using the new Madelinetosh Prairie.   It is something that has been on 'the bucket' list for a while.   Then there is a little scarf that I started using Manos Alegria.

If you are like me and just like to knit, no purls please, you will like the clever designs created by Martina Behm.  She  designs projects that are easily adapted to any yarn, and they are mostly just knit stitches.  (plus she has some cute videos on how to wear her designs)  A couple of us are contemplating the design Viajante.  It's lace weight, a lot of it, and if my 'bucket list' project is not doing what I want, this  is the 2nd option for the yarn I wound up.

We did have a lovely couple of days and I worked a few shortened days at the shop.  We plan another little trip next weekend which means the shop is closed on Tuesday July 29. 

More later....too busy enjoying the sunshine!
See you Soon!

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