It’s Friday! I am on vacation!!! Whew! I thought this week would never end. I had a list of things to make sure got done at work, and I made it through the list with time to spare. Even with all the last minute things that got added to it as people realized that the 18th is a long way away and there are things that they can’t possible do alone. 🙂
Now I have to tackle my “at home” list and my “packing list” and my “what knitting to bring along” list.
So this weekend will be a lot of chores and running about, not TOO much fiber or other fun. But some, always some.
In all the cleaning and packing, I do intend to go to Whorls and Purls on Saturday afternoon, though probably not for the whole afternoon. At least a couple of hours. I would LOVE to finish the green and black striped sweater, and I am pretty close. I am doing the broken rib on the body, have maybe ten more rows and a bind off, then I have to pick up and knit the neck. Then it is all weaving in ends. And there are tons. Oh, stripes, why do you torture us so? I also have a shawl and a necklace on the needles. And socks. Always some knitting to choose from!
I am making a list of knitting projects I want to do so I can look for the right yarns when I am out in Wisconsin, but I am not going to cast on anything new before I go. I think I will just bring along the three projects (not the big sweater) to work on until I buy some yarn, lol.
I do plan to bring along my interchangeable needles so I can cast on whatever I want while I am there. Because I know I am going to find amazing yarn that I won’t be able to resist.
Mom arrives on Sunday so we can do the road trip food shopping, and load the car for an early start Monday. That means we need to clear out and clean out the guest room and get it ready for her. No one has stayed with us in months! It MIGHT be dusty in there. 🙂
For supper, we are planning to take her to Bagaduce Lunch. She has never been there, and I think she will love it. What is not to love about fresh seafood, ice cream, and a killer view?
Then Monday we head off. I am not bringing the computer with me on the road trip, but I will have the phone, so I expect that I will answer comments, but not sure if I will do much posting before I get back. Maybe over on Instagram… (where I am SalpalCrafts)
And that reminds me! Etsy is doing a big labor day sale, and my shop, SalpalCrafts, is participating. Most of my inventory is on sale. It is a small shop but if there is something there that you want, now is a great time to get it. Or, if you missed out, I can do a custom knit for you. OK, shameless self promotion is over…
So I will be en route to Wisconsin until Wednesday, there until Sunday, and then en route home again. Home by Thursday the 14th. I’ll share loads of goodies and things with you when I return.
Here’s a gratuitous sock in progress shot to tide you over until I return. 🙂