Monthly Archives: August 2014

That was fast…..

Boy that week flew!!  Seems like it took forever for vacation to get here and it was over in a flash.  I seem more tired than when we left.  Oh well, I’ll rest when we get home.  Unfortunately I ended the vacation with a migraine.

Bryce should be good and water logged by now.  Spent most of the time at the pool.  The beach was beautiful but the sand a pain in the butt.

We enjoyed going to the docks each day to see how the charter boats did fishing. Poor hubby really wanted to do a 1/2 day but the prices were crazy expensive.  The big fun for the boy was the renting of the golf cart.  He’s eleven and between the golf cart and the lawn mower we suspect that when the time comes for him to actually drive, there won’t be any problems.

I must have thought I would get massive amounts of knitting done because I wound 2 skeins of sock yarn for my sweater and although I made great progress, I am just almost at the end of my first skein.  I over packed the knitting and packed just enough clothes.

We have really enjoyed the high speed internet and I have watched some podcast and even had a computer malfunction today and I am ever so grateful to Apple Support for getting me up and running again!!  Electronic issues are the worst.

The boys have really hit the ice cream hard here, treating themselves twice a day.  Not me, I’ve been eating some really delicious and healthy meals and staying the course.  We bought flounder and grouper, right off the boats, vacuumed sealed and frozen for home.

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My chauffeur once the golf cart was rented.  Can’t believe he starts 6th grade on Monday.

I thought I took more pictures, apparently not…

Goodbye OBX, we will see you next year!

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I hope you all had a wonderful week.  I will see you soon.

Michele

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On Vacation….

Greeting from the Outer Banks of North Carolina!!!  We are on our annual family   vacation, a little late this year due to schedule issues.  So late in fact, that school starts on Monday.

Before we left I managed to get my son over to his new school for a quick refresher tour and actually met the new principal who was so kind to print off Bryce’s schedule and walked it with us.  We left for vacation more confident about middle school.

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This has been a summer of mixed emotions for me.  First was the loss of our beloved cat Chloe and I knit a beautiful lace scarf like a women possessed.  And usually after a project I flounder a bit and waffle about what to start.  Not this time.  I had my next project all picked out and when I had a free amount of time, I dyed my Yankee Stride for the sweater in our Under the Sea color way.  The pattern is Window to my Soul by Joji Locatelli.  It is finally looking like a sweater.

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I became immediately frustrated with the set-up row and then the chart.  All end-user error by the way.  I was hell-bent that I would get through it and I had  mixed emotions about the whole thing, but I kept going by having faith in the amount of fabulous success there was on Ravelry.  It was slow going but successful until I hit the proverbial wall.  When I got to Row 8, the directions state, continue in established pattern…..!!  What pattern??  I was only 8 rows in, I need more directions.  Don’t leave me to my own devices…..H  E  L  P!!!  This is where blind faith comes into play and a fair amount of anxiety.  I have my pattern repeats all tidy with stitch markers but I’ve come to a row where they need to come out…WHAT????  Oh snap, I went to bed that night and I had to talk myself down from the edge of insanity.  The sweater sat for about a week, in a rather undeserved timeout.  Of course it was end-user error and lets face it any knitting after 10:00 pm is just futile.

As you can see by the picture above that things are coming along nicely.  Sitting today on our 3rd floor condo with cool ocean breezes provided todays knitting destination.  It was pure heaven.

The boy is driving around in the gold cart he’s been bugging us about since we got here.  Eleven must be a rough age because when he isn’t whining he’s pouting.  I am ignoring both.

I’m off to knit a bit more before they want to do something else.

I hope that you all are having a wonderful week!!

Michele

The Perks….

Hello to you all!  I’ve been wanting to write but I have been in my car for most of the week dropping the boy off and picking him up and trying to dye a custom order on a deadline and I had a crazy asthma attack.  It’s been so long since I’ve had to deal with that, that frankly I thought I might be having a heart attack.  A little scary but nothing my expired meds didn’t fix.

My custom dye project turned out beautifully with a really happy customer who was hopping a flight tomorrow and needed knitting.  She is a happy camper.

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We got to feed her babies.  It was so much fun for my side kick after such a crazy week.

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and this beauty…

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My son wants horses so badly.  Maybe she will let us come back and feed them again!

Hope you all are well!!  I promise to be back soon!

Michele