Sunday, July 27, 2008

Home again

We are back home, buried in piles of laundry and messiness, but it does feel good to sleep in my own bed again. The kids caught some kind of sore throat thing toward the end of the week, and I think even they were ready to be home once more.

I've got a zillion things to catch up on, but one thing I did actually make some progress on was a sweater that's been accepted for KnitScene. I'm very excited about it, because this is a design I've been playing around with for a while and I think it's going to be a fun, fairly quick knit -- and one that newbie knitters will enjoy because it produces a professional-looking result yet is easy to knit.

I've got lots and lots of dyeing to do, too, and I've got some roving soaking so I can do a spinner's update later this week.

So for now, I will leave you with the last batch of vacation photos:

Goat (for Mindy) from the Cape May Zoo.


Some kind of cavy (relative of the guinea pig), maybe a mara?


Cleome from the zoo.


Little Miss poses.


The Slowskys.




Alpaca cushing.



N. waits for lunch.



The now-traditional kite-flying.




Father -n- son.



Ravelry on the beach.

8 comments:

meezermeowmy said...

Congratulations on the acceptance of your sweater design. What an exciting way to cap off your vacation!

puffthemagicrabbit said...

Those pictures just gave me a big sigh of happiness. (and not just the goatie one) (and way to go on KnitScene)

anne marie in philly said...

yea carol!

in what issue are you appearing so I can rush out and buy it?

Bridget said...

Oh cool - I can't wait to see the sweater!

Looks like a pretty nice vacation to me.

Nell said...

Welcome home!

Congrats on the sweater!!!

Joe said...

Hope the laundry gets done practically by itself and you're left to work on your knitting and dyeing.

Loved the pictures...especially the two boys wearing Patagonia clothing items.

Do you require approval from Tom before your post his picture?

Carol said...

As long as they are not stills from his old sex tape with Britney Spears, he does not mind.

Laura Sue said...

Not to sound like Delores or anything, but your DH is pretty cute!