A long weekend, to be sure!
I did go to Whorls and Purls on Saturday, and so did a bit of knitting. Finished up a little hat for the Community Caring project there, using yarn that Debbie wanted us to test out. It was merely OK, so no more about it. We discussed the fact that we are all yarn snobs and we know it, having grown used to good quality wool and silk. So maybe we aren’t the perfect testers? Yet we are her customer base, and we are happy with the commercial lines she does carry…
The rest of Saturday was for puttering about the house. And knitting a bit.
Sunday, I convinced A that we wanted to go for a ride to see the colors north of us. Naturally it was the first rainy day in a long time. NOT complaining, we need the rain. Just noting. We took the back roads up to Bangor, then the highway to Staceyville.
Saw this from a highway overlook. That’s Mount Katadhin, the northern end of the Appalachian Trail.
From there we took State Route 11 up to Patten, then back down through Millinocket.
This was in Patten.
Here we made a slight detour to the New England Outdoor Center, for which I had an ulterior motive. I wanted to see this site of the Highland Handmades knitting retreat. Can’t make it this year but I want to sometime. I wanted to see if it is a place A might like to spend a weekend. 😀 I think it is. So perhaps next year…
From there we followed route 11 to Milo, then went back down the highway and home. As A said “6 hours of driving and we didn’t go anywhere!” But I said since she likes to sleep in her own bed think of it as a vacation. Lol.
Monday was yare work as the weather was fine. Pool is all ready for the winter, gardens are getting there. A used her new brush cutter to clear the edges of the driveway, she wants to get that done before snowfly. And who knows when that will be?
Of course there was more knitting and spinning. I finished the knitting of Mirno, I’ll try to block it this week so you can see it next week. That left two shawls on the needles from my big cast on in July. So naturally I cast on 2 more. 😝 One is a Gloria del Sol in Purple Fleece’s Radiant Gradient in aquamarine, the other is hitchhiker in my handspun you red my mind. I’ll post photos when there is enough progress to see.
Now it’s Tuesday and so back to normal routines. Like knitting isn’t?