Friday, August 3, 2007

What I did on my summer vacation

I knit socks on a beach. Monkeys, to be precise. I figured I'd better get on that bandwagon before it left without me.

The next day, we met up with a friend from my mom's group, and played in a really nice park in Peachland. Geoff likes to hang from anything he can find, even if it's at the very top of a slide. He gives me plenty of grey hairs.

Then there was a ride in a pedal boat shaped like Ogopogo. (The Okanagan's equivalent of the Loch Ness Monster). Andrew steered the boat while Tony and I pedalled. How come we got to do all the work?

Then there was some mini golf. Andrew now loves to play golf. I'm going to have to take him to Playland this summer, for a mini golf round there.

And on the morning we left, there was some falling down at a yarn store. Look at this yummy yarn porn -- Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool, at 50% off! They're going to be made into scarves for Christmas presents.

The store is called Art of Yarn, and they're moving to a larger store in a couple of months, so they're reducing their inventory. I got the store tip from the Under Sask Skies blog, and the sale was still on when I got there. I also bought some Online Linie Solo (bottom left green yarn) because I want to try out this yarn, and make a fast scarf. I first saw this novelty yarn on the Yarn Harlot's blog, and I had to buy it when I saw it in person.

The store has TONS of yarns on sale (including Debbie Bliss SoHo, which also tempted me). They will mail order, too. And they barely flinched when the boys came into the store. They even gave Andrew a skein of yarn to wind and unwind while he was waiting for me to fondle yarns and make up my mind on what to buy. (I explained that I do most of my yarn shopping online, because most yarn stores can't deal with two little kids, and watching them means that I can't shop very well.)

And finally, there was more sock knitting on the drive home. My finished Monkeys on my feet, and a pair of Online socks for my friend's daughter, who has bigger feet than me, and she's 13!

This photo was taken right by the Coquihalla tollbooth, to which our husbands will be cycling in September.

1 comment:

Dotty said...

Good yarn haul! And it was nice to hear that the store is kid friendly.

Sounds like everyone had a good time.