What?? Too tired to knit?

Well, last night I was. It was a super long day, started with an unintentional 80+minute workout at the gym. Kitchen Nightmares was on– two back-to-back episodes! I couldn’t step off the elliptical until I knew the restaurant would be ok. Phew.

Then I spent 3.5 hours in the emergency room with the kids. The Wee Girl fell on the playground and lacerated her knee. She was incredibly brave while getting 5 stitches and is doing fine, but it was a doozy of an afternoon!!!

And thus, I was so tired I went to bed at 9:30 last night having knit perhaps a few rows of a hat. Today was better, but I’m residually tired. I’m almost done with a cute hat, though!

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It’s a slightly downsized version of Turn a Square. This will go toward my 2015 charity knitting goal.

In other news, my dyed roving and yarn are dry and I managed to take a few pics today:

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The red really is almost as bright as it looks here. I think striping should help calm it down , don’t you?

A setback, and an FO

My Breaking the Waves hat isn’t going well. I need to rethink my needle size and cast-on number.

In the meantime, I finished the Turn a Square hat that I started yesterday. I used up every last bit of several tiny balls if yarn I had in my stash, which is always gratifying. I was not prepared for how much I like and want to keep the hat, though.

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I’m pretty sure it’s mine forever. ūüôā

Glitch

Well, I certain didn’t mean to take a whole week off from blogging! We took a rode trip up to Portland, Oregon, and WordPress crashed every time I tried to open it on my iPhone. It was frustrating, but I suppose it also allowed me to relax without thinking about what to blog that day.

How about a week in photos to make up for a week of silence?

Perhaps the most awesome photo I have of myself with my husband?  (our nephews in Portland have the BEST toys!!!!)

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Proof that the mountains in Northern California are HOT!!!!

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Gorgeous, gorgeous roses at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland.20140613-205123-75083387.jpg

20140613-205123-75083014.jpgHammocks are the greatest!

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Lavender rose!  (the order of these photos is messed up, sorry!!!)20140613-205123-75083738.jpg

 

Free poems in Portland!

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Excellent Dr. Who graffiti at OHSU observation deck.20140613-205121-75081521.jpg

 

Handy free library in Portland (same house as free poems)!20140613-205122-75082278.jpg

 

Jamison Square fountain, Portland.20140613-205121-75081922.jpg

 

Mt Shasta, northern California!  Can you believe there are seven glaciers up there???20140613-205120-75080868.jpg

 

Mt Shasta on the way home.20140613-205124-75084394.jpg

Crossing Golden Gate Bridge, the sign that we’re just minutes from home!

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My travel knitting ended up being hats! ¬†I had only done 2 of my intended 12 hats for the Larkin Street Youth Services, so I thought I’d see what kind of dent I could make in my numbers.20140613-205126-75086012.jpg

 

Well, I ended up completing 8 hats while we were away! ¬†So that’s 10 done for the year, only 2 to go! ¬†20140613-205125-75085771.jpgIt was nice to have a vacation and visit family we only see once a year, see a nephew graduate high school, and to see Portland for the first time. ¬†It is so green in Oregon, compared to yellow,¬†drought-stricken California! ¬†It was really nice but also confusing to be able to stay in one layer all day and evening, without wondering when the fog would roll in, or needing¬†a sweater. ¬†I had really forgotten what summer feels like!

But there’s no place like home. ¬†ūüôā

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