September 2, 2008

It's still August

It's still August and I'm feeling prepared for September this time. I know it's coming and the weather is already turning a little toward fall. It's disappointing on one hand that fall is coming so fast since I'm not ready to be done with the summer, but on the other hand it means I'll be able to wear my sweater soon!! Oops, just kidding, it's September now! but I think the following still apply :)

Despite being fairly inactive lately, I've definitely not slowed the knitting at all since I'm still riding the bus with some regularity. I finished that baby blanket from a while ago and I love how it turned out! (Notice the length of yarn on the table, that's what I had left at the end; incredible!)

I also finished Maizy socks that look like powder blue camoflauge to me. Never worked w/ corn before and since it's like other Crystal Palace Sock yarn and super splitty I don't love it. I gave them to my mom for her birthday and that makes me happy :)

I've started more Sockotta in a pink colorway this time. I liked the others better because I liked the patterned bands better than wide solid bands. I'm thinking about giving these as a gift as well. No sense in keeping something for myself that I don't really like when I'm sure that someone else will love it!

Off the knitting topic, Drew and I finally went out camping and hiking again! It's been too #($*%&ing hot for the last month or so to do anything other than lay on the floor and eat ice cubes. We headed down to Roslyn (think Norther Exposure) and camped for 4 days and 3 nights. It was great - we cooked only in the dutch oven, buzzed around the lake and saw elk, had my parents for lunch one day, hiked to Pete's Lake (about 5 miles from the lake we were on), and had the most amazing boat-in-only campsite. It was a really nice break!

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