Trouble with Trebles

This blog is to keep track of my knitting, other craft projects, and the weird bits of life that don't fit anywhere else.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Back From Vacation

I am just one day back from a two week vacation on my parent's farm in Wisconsin. RJ really enjoyed being on the farm and running wild in wide open spaces. For me it was great to see my family again, both close family and extended family. I was shocked to realize that it had been 4 years since I've been home! My plan is to visit for at least two weeks every summer, but life sometimes gets in the way of even a good plan.

Speaking of plans, my plan for the blog was to post about my upcoming vacation and then post one or two times while one vacation. Unfortunately, my summer work schedule (I have 3 masters students finishing up) really got in the way of that plan. I even spent a portion of my vacation reading theses. The good news is that the last student will defend this Friday (woohoo!), so after that my summer schedule will free up a lot. That will give me a few weeks to finish some work projects and prepare for the fall semester. I am crossing my fingers that I will also get some good crafting time as well.

I did manage to do some knitting while on vacation. Although RJ has become quite active, her grandparents spent a lot of time playing with her which freed up some time for me. I will post soon with details on my latest projects, but as a preview I finished one project that involved the yarn on the left (the orange, yellow, and white colorway) and the plain yellow in the bottom photo. I also got my mom hooked on knitting dishcloths, so I feel like it was a worthwhile crafting vacation. My only regret is that I never got the chance to check out the local yarn shop (I'm not absolutely certain, but I think it is Good Thyme Knitting in Medford, WI). My aunt said that they have some lovely handspun and dyed yarns. Hopefully they will still be around next year!

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At 12:20 PM, Blogger Brenda said...

Sounds like a good vacation! I usually only see Wisconsin now in the winter over the holidays, but it can be lovely in the summer. Looking forward to seeing your projects!

At 5:18 PM, Anonymous Marie T. said...

Welcome back! We've missed you, Nigel and RJ on Sundays. Hope to see you soon!

At 4:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fun trip! Isn't it great to have grandparents to help out and watch/play with RJ?

How was the actual travel itself? I've never done more than a 5 hr drive to Toronto with Jakob, was it tough traveling with a toddler?

Can't wait to see your projects!


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