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Salt Life…

Greetings from Cape Cod!  Oh how I miss this place.  The summer traffic, not so much.  I am having a chill out day and thought a quick blog post might be fun.

Last weekend my family and I went to Lauray Caverns in Virginia and honestly it was magnificent.  If you are in that neck of the woods I highly recommend it.

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This is a totally mind-blowing picture.  There is a natural spring on the bottom which acts as a reflecting pool for the ceilings.  Who needs photoshop when mother nature does this for you.

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This was really fascinating too.  Here you were allowed to throw in money and make a which.  They have raised more that a million dollars that they have donated.

In knitting news, my sweater is in the process of being sewn up and I left it home.  Too bulky to schlep around.  I am working on my Olympic knitting, one is a wrap, Nash by Alicia Plummer and the other is a shawl with beads by Romi Hill called Latticework.  I won’t finish either before the end of the summer games.

Are you knitting along with the games?  I’ve enjoyed the girls gymnastics and all the swimming and was lucky to catch some equestrian events this am.

I hope you are staying cool as the humidity has been brutal.

Knitting picture progress next blog post.

Until then, be well!

Michele

Fiber Fumes…..

Happy Thursday!  I hope you all are well.  It’s our first full week of no school and it’s lovely to just delete that alarm off your alarm clock for a while.

On Saturday I participated in a new fiber festival hosted by the Frederick News-Post and it was a complete blast and success for all the planners and vendors.  I had so much fun meeting new fiber loving friends and sharing our love of wool that I feel totally hung over today (Sunday).  I helped so many with parings of yarns for various shawls that I had on display like my Moon Shadows by Romi Hill and  by Kristen Kapur.  When I am tired and think I can’t dye anymore yarn, it’s this energy that gets me through.

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These are all “pre stampede” as the wall of yummy became thin, quickly.

I’m going to revamp my Etsy shop during this off time, new photos and update that sale section.  I’ve been working on my Charlie cardigan which I am so enjoying.  A sleeve, the black and one front is complete as, so one front and a sleeve and we will have a sweater.  I think that is going to be my new favorite way to knit a sweater.  There is lots of satisfaction upon completing each piece.

We leave for vacation on July 2 and I can’t wait.  Outer Banks, I’ve been dreaming about you and your beaches and the salt air……so close, so close.  I could care less about my clothes, it’s basically the essentials nothing fancy.  As you all know, vacation packing is ALL ABOUT the PACKING OF THE KNITTING.  Of course I will over pack here.  I’ve been itching for lace, yep need to scratch that itch.  Designer Ysolda Teague has a shawl called Stac Shoaigh that is calling me in sport weight, so that is a definite to go with me.  There was something else and for the life of me I can’t remember it.

I’ll be back before I go! Be happy!

Michele

 

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