Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A possible overshare

I'm finally ready to come back. Life has continued to throw some interesting things our way this summer. My oldest son developed pneumonia this summer! Who gets pneumonia in the middle of the summer? Must have been the non-stop traveling and lack of sleep that he experienced while traveling to DC, New York and Virginia, then headed back home to leave hours later for a Scouting High Adventure kayaking trip Up North. He's better now, and our summer still is the busiest we have ever had. We've taken the time though to have some fun thrown in the midst of all the craziness. On the fourth we went tubing down a river for an afternoon with friends. It was a blast and a wonderful stress reliever, even if it did start to pour down and thunderstorm the last hour of the 3 1/2 hour ride down the river.

Camp starts Thursday and I'm knitting like a maniac trying to get the body completed on my "Show and Tell" project, the Lloie Cardigan. I only started it two weeks ago even though I had purchased the yarn last year at camp so that I'd not be rushing at the end. Apparently procrastination should have been my middle name. Jessica (www.rose-kim.com) arrives on Wednesday and I'm looking forward to hanging out with her and other knitters at Knitting Camp. I'm especially looking forward to the deep-fried pickles with mustard sauce at the micro-brewery in Marshfield. I swear they make the best deep-fried pickles ever! I despise pickles normally. I think they taste like I imagine urine to taste (I know, I'm oversharing), but when they're deep fried..... they're delicioso!!!!! I know, I have issues.

Back to the knitting. Why does it seem that stocking stitch in the round on the body of a sweater never seems to progress, no matter how long you knit on it?????


JoAnn said...

I hope the Sickness Bug moves along from your family soon and you all stay healthy.

The rafting trip sounds great. I only went once; down the Snake River outside of Jackson Hole, WY - would recommend that if you have have the chance!

Have a great time at knitting camp - I look forward to hearing about your adventures there.

Angie said...

I hope you have a great time at Camp, I know you will. Ellen (kleindorf) and I went to Camp 1. It was wonderful and I was SEVERLY depressed to return to "real life", but all good things....I can't wait to hear about your adventures.

Carrie #K said...

The Law of Knitting Physics states that stockinette is unending until its finished.

Well, your summer sounds mostly fun! Glad to hear you're all well enough now and camp! Sounds like so much fun.

Denise said...

The sickness bug didn't just visit he took a serious bite out of you.

Have a great time at camp!!!!! I"m so going to miss you all. I'm working on a Tomten right now. I'll be knitting and thinking and wishing I were there.

Can wait to read the updates when you get back. Love you to and Jess!