Home again, home again

All things considered, I believe the past week was a successful vacation.

Well, mostly.

I chased after birds…

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Squished my toes in the sand…

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Walked the beach…

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…a lot…

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Enjoyed the sounds of the surf…

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And stalked the elusive sunrise.

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(No really, it is elusive. It took five days before we had one without clouds at the horizon.)

However, I did very little knitting—just a few rows on Evenstar. I’m not really surprised—we were at the beach after all. Although, I would have expected to have done more knitting while I was watching TV in the evenings, but I was simply too tired. Vacationing is hard work!

In other knitting news, I finished the third chart of Crocus before we left. I’m still enjoying this pattern, and would have taken it with me, except for one small little detail: I’m running out of yarn.

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This is my own fault, of course: I failed to check my gauge. Not that the gauge really matters in lace, and I do like the fabric my present gauge produces, but in this instance a failure to look at gauge more closely at the start of the project (I just kind of eyeballed it as I knit the first few repeats), means I’m going to be short on yarn, I’m guessing by 16 rows or so. Ouch.

I have a few ideas of what I can do to remedy this. The easiest is to get more yarn—if I can find any that matches. Fortunately, this coming weekend is the Great Lakes Fiber Show, which is where I purchased the yarn a year ago. The same vendor (Knitting Notions) is supposed to be there, so I’m planning on taking the shawl with me to see if I can find a match. If not, I have a few other ideas, but I’m hoping this works. Regardless, I’m really looking forward to the weekend, even if my stash doesn’t need the enhancement…

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One thought on “Home again, home again

  1. Looks like a wonderful vacation! I never manage to knit much when I’m away.

    You’re going to be at Great Lakes too? I didn’t even know it was happening until Jocelyn mentioned it a few weeks ago. Too bad…it would have been so much fun to get together! Next time, I suppose…

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