Friday, August 27, 2010

Little Blogging, Lotta Knitting!

Since camp, I've been knitting like a maniac. It's not like I wasn't knitting a lot before camp, but I always get so excited after camp that I become a little obsessed.

As mentioned on my last post, we headed out of town for a vacation to our favorite Upper Peninsula Island - Drummond Island. From the deck of the cabin, I spent many hours knitting watching the kids drive the boat around, fish, and kayak; and lots of time kayaking myself (one of my favorite things to do and I have the blisters to prove it).

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While at camp, many of the knitters had the cutest shawls and wraps. Jessica was busy knitting on one right next to me most of camp. You know knitting is contagious, don't you?! Next thing I know, I've whipped out three shawls. They have yet to be blocked because we've been running around since the end of July and I haven't had the opportunity to get it done. It's one of the first things on my "to do list" for when the kids head back to school next week - all four of them. EB will start Kindergarten and my oldest is heading off to High School, with two others in between. Does this mean that I need to change my status from Stay at Home Mum to Housewife????? shudder

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Last weekend, I headed to Chicago to hang out with Stephanie from camp and meet up with some other campers at Stitches. It was a blast and I fell in love with so much - surprise, surprise!!

My two newest loves are Miss Babs (I know, I'm slow to get on the bandwagon) and Sunday Knits. I've admired Sunday Knits before, but to feel her beautiful yarn close up and try on the samples, just pushed me over the edge. I ended up buying the yarn and pattern for Adam's Rib Wrap Vest and plan on starting it this weekend.

I also purchased a DolceKnits pattern called Savannah and Miss Babs Yowsa in Pewter to knit it. I cast on very late Friday night and as of today have everything but the last sleeve finished, which should be completed by tomorrow morning. It was a very fast knit. The yarn is delicious and I HATE superwash. Normally, that is.

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I have mixed feelings about the kids returning to school. I go through bouts of excitement and sadness, anticipation and tears. At least I'll have all this knitting to keep me company.

5 comments:

Denise said...

Wow you are a knitting fiend.... can't wait to see those shawls blocked :) Our kids went back last week, we already finished our first week and it went well (considering Kristen had to go to a new elementary school this year). I've been knitting like crazy too, my problem is I should finish one thing before I cast on for another or I'll end up with too many wip's again!!

YarnPlayCafe said...

Hey! I also have a kindergartner going tomorrow for the first day. I know what you mean - emotions are all over the place! Lovely knitting. I hope I can get into camp next year. This year I was waitlisted.

Carrie #K said...

You are a knitting fiend. There's a nice superwash yarn? Do tell! I'll have to check it out. Those patterns look fab!

Steph Phillips said...

OMG girl! You are on it! I've not even casted on my Stitches stuff yet.
My kids back to school was traumatic for me. Ugh
I had so much fun at Stitches!!! And dinner!
Let me know about Sheep & Wool.

Denise said...

Those shawls all look amazing. Can't wait to see them blocked. I can only imagine your emotions over the kids going back to school and the whole SAHM vs. HW thing. Kira is no where near school yet but I'm close to tears as I watch how fast she's growing and learning and developing.