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Where Have All the Good Times Gone?

The vacation is over and I’m back at work. Ugh. At least it’s raining. Last week was a seriously wonderful week. Dale was at work, Hannah was at school and I was . . . at home. By myself. Let’s take a look at my previously stated vacation goals and see how I did.

~weed garden
~plant annuals
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Check. Hannah helped with the weeding and Dale helped with the flower selections and planting.

~get haircut & color
Check. It looks good, too but you’ll just have to trust me on that one.

~spin every day
Check. I have a bobbin and a half full to prove it.

~practice spindle spinning
Check. I put that basket of spindles on the hutch in the dining room. Sitting right there it’s so easy to grab one and spindle for a few moments a few times a day.

~go to YMCA 3 times
Whoops. I never even made it once.

~dye some yarn and/or roving

Check. I’ll have more on this tomorrow.

~fix the everyday cardigan
Whoops. I thought about it and read about how to do it. But it was pretty warm last week and the idea of sitting with a wool sweater in my lap was less than appealing. I’ll tackle this one soon, though, because I really want that sweater to be wearable.

~knit a pair of bootees
Check. They are my first pair of baby bootees ever and they were quick and fun to knit. The pattern is Herringbone Bootees from 50 Baby Bootees to Knit. Size 2 needles with Rowan 4 Ply Cotton. These are a gift for a friend and they’re getting mailed off today.

I also did several other things that weren’t on my list like have breakfast with a new friend and go shoe shopping and have lunch at Panera and watch my soap every day. It was a fabulous vacation. What a shame it had to end.

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  1. Those flowers are gorgeous! And from the looks of things you were very productive! Everything looks great!

  2. My all time favorite way to spend vacation time! The bootees are adorable, in your opinion, are you happy with the purchase of that book? I’ve been eyeing it for quite some time.

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