Friday, August 07, 2009

sittin' on the dock of the bay...

that's what I'll be doing for the next week. Sittin', knittin', readin', being with the family. We're heading to the cottage tomorrow, once my nephew finishes his baseball tournament, and staying for the week. I'll spend the morning shopping and packing, then we grab the kids and we're off. We're hoping we get away early enough to hit a few farm markets on the way - the early corn is ready, along with some other veggies, and there is nothing better than veggies still warm from the sun. Of course, we'll start our fresh produce bit in the boy's garden - we've already had a few days worth of green and yellow beans, so now we'll strip the plants as much as possible for the week.

I've already packed the necessities - knitting, beading projects and some card making supplies (the kids can help with them - I've stocked a bunch of kid-friendly stickers and such).

As far as knitting, I'm taking the olive green cotton/rayon Luna cardigan, some socks (2 pairs in progress, and enough yarn for a few others), more Noro Silk Garden for another Andrea poncho/skirt, and the never ending Montego Bay silk/merino scarf. On top of that, I've got enough beading material for numerous necklaces and chained bracelets (I'm dangerous around those DIY bead magazines...), and tons of stuff to make a whack of Christmas cards. (the kids can have the Halloween stickers and stuff). I know, I'm only going for a week. But what if the car breaks down, or a tree takes out the road, and we're stuck there? It could happen. (I'm ignoring the fact that there are telephones and other things that will stop this from being an issue, but it's my vacation and if I want to pretend it could go on forever, I will.)
But the kid and I are starting the vacay off right - tonight after work, we're heading off to see "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince". He doesn't know it yet - I'll pick him up and head right to the theatre - curious to see how long it takes him to figure it out...

3 comments:

Carol said...

I'm betting you get engrossed with the beading projects.........

Anonymous said...

yes indeed! one can never have enough knitting along!
because you never know...
have a great week!
helga

KnitTech said...

Hope the vacation is relaxing! Autumn is coming.