What I Did On My Summer Vacation 2014

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Aug 182014
 
What I Did On My Summer Vacation 2014

Going bicoastal, and international as well, we followed my daughter’s Pacific Northwest leanings and visited Victoria, British Columbia and Seattle, Washington. It was ALOT of travel the first day, but then we woke up to this. And traveled outside the old-timey sort of city for the nature part of the trip – beaches and trees. Repatriated once again, it was Seafair week, with ships and the Blue Angels. The entire trip was uncharacteristically sunny and hot (except for the last morning’s ride back to the airport), so we had great touristing. Which means we probably need to go back to experience the greyness. All images courtesy of my panorama-loving spouse, Gary Karlsrud. Yes; used with permission.  

New Yarn . . .

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May 072014
 
New Yarn . . .

and mixed feelings. Exultant over the fabulous stash enhancement, at excellent prices. And despairing at the reason for the sale – my fave LYS is closing. It’s always sad when a small, indie business shuts its doors, and it makes me re-commit to buying local in the effort to prevent more of the same from happening. In this case, the owner of Down Cellar is relocating for family reasons, and there’s no one to step in and take over. Even though as a consumer I cant really help with that in this case, maybe I can in others. That’s a thought to sticky-note to the computer as a reminder during future surfing sessions.

Superb Owl 2014

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Feb 032014
 
Superb Owl 2014

There was that big sports thing this weekend . . . y’know, football? Championship? Kind of exciting, because it was held at the MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands, right here in my lovely state of New Jersey. Plus, even though we’re not real sports fans, DH was born and raised in Colorado so he’s for the Denver Broncos on principle – poor guy, that was a disappointment, but hey, at least there was a connection. Did I mention pro sports aren’t a priority for us? Instead, there was skiing.   And a visit to the excellent sale at my LYS, Down Cellar. And lots of time working on my OWL project for the Harry Potter Knit & Crochet House Cup on Ravelry, which is like knitting, with wizards. It’s more plaid! A sweater this time, with a nod to the purples of 2014. You might notice the vertical plaids aren’t in there, yet. Sure hope all those sporty people can get home the day after the game. Fortunately, my Superb Owl will continue along at . . .