July 10, 2006
Into normal life is never easy after a week off is it? Sigh..... it was very hard getting out of bed this morning. I really could get used to NOT WORKING! Any way, I am back and in the saddle. What did I do? I knit, I did some spinning, I slept, I went to Lake Placid! It was truly beautiful. We took a little boat ride around the lake
That above is Whiteface Mountain. Below is just one of the many "camps" around the lake
Can you believe it? This is better than my house! And they probably think they are "roughing it" Must be nice eh?
Below are 2 crazy kids that I thought made a nice picture:
Little Geek was a little bored with all the shopping......
He got stuff though, he wasn't bored for long.....
I picked up a couple of things for my self as well. There was a yarn store there and well, I just had to see what they had! Here is my haul:
I have heard of Fleece Artist stuff before. It is wonderful! The roving was a bit expensive for what you get. It was $5 bucks for 50 grams. You really don't get much from that. I think it is more for needle felters but what the heck. I have already spun it up:
I picked up an interesting book while in Lake Placid. I think you can see it in the picture above. It is called "Lady In The Lake" It is about a woman found at the bottom of Lake Placid with an anchor tied around her neck. Was it suicide? Or MURDER??? Hmmmmmm.... The picture below is about where she was found. CREEPY....
Alright, enough of my vacation. I did get somewhere on my shawl:
And forget what I said about the stitch markers. I was WRONG. As you get higher in stitch count you really do need them. I don't know how many times I have un-knit this damn thing. I always find a mistake the last row down. Very annoying. But I am almost done. I think I should have this done by the weekend. It will be blocked too.
Now I have to check up on my blogs. See ya around!
Posted by beth at July 10, 2006 12:50 PM
Glad to have you back! Looks like you had a great time in Lake Placid. You've got to let me borrow the book when you're finished with it.
Posted by: Julia at July 10, 2006 01:37 PM
Great pics! looks like you guys had a great time. Pretty stuff ya picked up there! I want to borrow that book when you are done...Sounds creepy and cool!
Posted by: Carol at July 10, 2006 02:03 PM
Love the yarn- your spinning and the already spun. Any plans for either?
Sounds like an amazing vacay- I love how blossoming geek is such a great model- he really gets into it!
Posted by: Cathi at July 10, 2006 03:20 PM
man your kid has grown! now i feel like i've known you forever. looks like a great holiday, albeit a little scary with that crazy anchor lady. the yarn is lovely, though!
Posted by: kris at July 10, 2006 03:26 PM
Oooh, fuzzy shawl. I like.
I just saw a commercial for a new movie called Lady of the Lake. I was going to ask if they're one in the same but I did a little checking: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/lady_of_the_lake/. If that's the right movie, I would say that's a slightly different story. :)
Glad you had a nice vacation! (And glad you're back!)
Posted by: katie at July 10, 2006 03:46 PM
Looks like you had a great time!
Posted by: diana at July 10, 2006 06:24 PM
Wow!!! You did more on your vacation that I will probably get done in my entire "summer off." Loving the shawl!!!
Posted by: Sheepish Annie at July 10, 2006 06:58 PM
Sounds like you had a great vaca. Lake Placid is such a beautiful place. The shawl is looking great and the color is absolutely gorgeous.
Posted by: Diana at July 11, 2006 02:40 AM
WOW! Looks like a great time!
Posted by: amandamonkey at July 11, 2006 09:28 AM
Wow girl.. you've been BUSY! Sounds like a great vacation and that picture of bored geekboy was too cute :-) The yarn you spun looks awesome! Glad you're back, talk to ya soon.
Posted by: Mia at July 11, 2006 09:56 AM
Oh, love the vacation photos! and wow, nothing like a good mystery. I would love to hear more about that ;)
LOVE the purple shawl. You do know this is purple month for Project Spectrum, right?
Posted by: Lolly at July 11, 2006 02:56 PM
Wow, Lake Placid is awesome isn't it? Of course, the whole lady in the lake thing is sort of creepy, but whatever! Nice haul by the way! That yarn you spun up looks so good.
Posted by: Erin at July 11, 2006 11:15 PM
I love the film Lake Placid. IS the shawl the purple colour in real life or the berry colour of the previous post? It's looking very good. I knitted my mum a shawl last year and at one point I stood up to walk but the yarn was wrapped around my foot. I did very well not to cry. I ripped more that day than I had knit.
Posted by: abi at July 12, 2006 11:55 AM
The Coye's DO Lake Placid - it'll never be the same. I'm jealous. I'd love to go there any season. Looks awesome.
Selfishly - I'm glad you're back.
Posted by: marya at July 14, 2006 05:00 PM