Been back, I’ve missed ya’ll

19 07 2007

I’ve been back since Saturday but it’s been pretty busy with work and catching up that this is the first time I get to sit down and update my blog. Every day I’ve been like: I need to post about this, I need to post about that… Sorry about this long hiatus, hopefully it won’t happen again! : )

Egrets in a row

More pictures of my vacation are available here

Vacation went super well. Sanibel was a pleasure, our condo was awesome and the beach beautiful. I think I fell in love with Florida. It was hot but not unbearably so. Central air is really an amazing invention. We were really careful with the sun and I just got a tiny bitty sunburn on my lower legs.

During vacation I knit, a lot. Assembled a 1000 piece puzzle, went to the beach or the pool, did a bit of shopping and met up with some friends. On Thursday we drove up to Tampa and I got to spend some fun time with Alyson (who drove all the way from Orlando) and other gals from the Tampa area. Go see Alyson’s post about our meetup right here. It was a great fun meeting all you guys and I hope to see you again soon! BTW, Alyson, I’ll be in Orlando October 10-17… Hope you’ll be there!

Meeting in Tampa

The horrible golden glow of a Tampa Barnes and Nobles

I managed to stay on top of Bloglines by reading about 50 posts a day. So I only had over 300 to read when I got back! Lol! I apologize in advance to all the people who commented before I left, I will get back to you! Also, I have to admit that I did a lot more skimming than actual reading this week, so I’ll be back to commenting on your blogs soon!

Sunset in Sanibel

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On Monday I had the pleasure of receiving a package from my Special Swap Pal, Stress Reaction. Go check out her beautiful spinning!
This month’s theme was Spring, and this is what she got me:

Special Swap package

A Burt Bees kit, some Bath and Body Works lotion and body spray in my favorite smell, a pretty notebook with a suede cover, a candle, some seeds, some sweets and some more sweets yarn. I am so lucky, she got me some Duet sock yarn in Chantilly Lace and some Yarn Pirate in Neapolitan, very yummy tout ├ža!
Thank you Leah! Sorry it took me so long to post all this loveliness!

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I’m back!

3 07 2007

My trip to the Adirondacks was a great success. The lodge was comfortable. DH and I got to spend quality time with friends that live quite far away. We hiked, did some rafting and some canoeing. There also was quite a bit of knitting and spinning and even a trip to the most amazing store. Old Forge Hardware is quite the general store: you’ll find hardware stuff, camping and fishing gear, kitchen equipment, decorations, clothing, a bookstore section, furniture and even a knitting section. My friend and I were quite impressed by the selection of books, yarns and accessories there. If you’re in the area it would definitely be worth the visit, if only to visit the store itself. Also, if you’re ever in the area there is another stop you must do. In North Creek, on route 28, there is Gore Mountain Alpaca Farm. The owners are extremely friendly and will talk about their alpacas and let you go into the field with the alpacas and even touch them. I had a great time there and would have loved to stay much longer.

Gore Mountain FarmGore Mountain Farm Alpacas

Gore Mountain Farm

The alpacas had just been sheared a couple weeks ago and were super cute. The group that you see are about a dozen females with the two babies. About 4 of the females were pregnant and are expecting this year. If you want to get more information or see more pictures just let me know.

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Tomorrow pictures of what I knit and spun while on vacation!