It's been nice these past few weeks when I've popped by the blog (does anybody else do that? Visit their own blog even when you don't have time to post and it's been too long to reasonably expect new comments? Just to, I don't know, make sure it's still there?). It's seemed like I've been on vacation the whole time, enjoying the scenery and the kids in New York and Vermont.
That video was taken from this terrifying little platform, which J and I visited in shifts because I was NOT taking Baby Sister down there:
My favorite parts were the animals, and Baby Sister's reaction to them. She loved the bunnies and the ponies and the noise of the roosters. She wanted to touch anything she could. She was totally with me in wanting to buy an alpaca, but J shot us down. Spoilsport.
I think I could write about ten more posts about our trip, but that would probably get pretty boring. So I'll quickly mention other places we had a great time: the Wild Center, the beach at Scaroon Manor, and Lake George Village, of course, and then call it a day. On the off chance that any of you are planning trips to the area, these are spots to check out for sure.
As for camp knitting, I almost made a serious blunder in planning. I was completely convinced that the Opening Ceremonies for the Olympics were the Saturday that we were leaving, and I planned, printed, and packed all my Ravelympics projects. At the last minute, I went online to the time zone checker to see when I was supposed to start - and found that the Opening Ceremonies were not until the following Friday. Oh crap! I honestly could not figure out what I wanted to cast on instead, so - thank goodness for Ravelry - I went to my queue and saw Katja. And sure, the pattern link works now, but the night before I left my computer refused to open any knitty patterns. At all. So I looked at other people's projects, packed a skein of Cotton Fleece and winged it.
I like the way it came out, and I'm glad I decided to eliminate the "cups". My only problems with it are a little sag in the back and my own ham-fisted attempt at applied I-cord. And the fact that Baby Sister refuses to wear it. Cries when I offer it to her, actually. Sigh.
I hope your end-of-summer is going well, too. Can't wait for fall!