We were on vacation with my parents and brother in Door County last weekend, and it was just lovely. We spent a morning at the Whitefish Dunes State Park:
(The tall guy in the red shirt is my brother Joe.)
We saw and climbed the Cana Island Lighthouse:
We also ate a lot of greasy fish and visited a cherry orchard and built a campfire and found many other beaches because Daniel's very favorite part of vacation, besides taking pictures with his camera, was building sand caves with his Uncle Joe. Thank goodness the weather held out!
Even though the last thing I need right now is more yarn, I didn't want to leave Door County without finding at least one yarn shop. On the way out Monday morning, when we dropped off the keys for the vacation rental house, one of the owners of the rental company saw my mom knitting and struck up a conversation. As it turned out, there was a very nice LYS only three blocks away from where we were parked, so of course we had to go. Spin (they must not have their own website yet) is just as nice as any of our shops (nicer than some, in certain ways) in Madison. It's housed in an old bank building with yarn in the old bank vault, tons of classroom space on the second floor, and the nicest staff ever. I was trying to be good, I really was, but I ended up walking out of there with a skein of sock yarn (Malabrigo sock! You can't buy that here in Madtown!), the new Made in Brooklyn booklet, and enough yarn to make one of the sweaters from it. Sigh. I just made my mental knitting queue even longer.
Also, I finished a sweater in time for vacation:
Pattern: Big Lace Pullover from the CEY booklet "Summer"
Yarn: Classic Elite Sprout, about 7 skeins
Needles/Gauge: size 10.5, and I guess my gauge was okay because the sweater fits!
Mods: None, though I substituted yarn. The pattern calls for Pebbles (cotton/acrylic blend) doubled, but I wanted to try Sprout, the chunky organic cotton new from Classic Elite, so I used that instead. It's soft and wonderful.
Daniel took some pictures with his own camera. I like seeing the world from his view, and some of these turned out well in their own quirky way, so I'll share with you:
Can you believe summer is almost over?
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