Now that was a full vacation!! I’m looking forward to being home and being in a two-parent household again! I’m exhausted!! Wish me luck on the long flight home!
My Zara bear is finished! She’s the last of my goal of 15 bears in 2015, and the last of my second time through the alphabet, making my bear count 52.
It’s a great spot if you’re a Caddie Woodlawn fan! If you’re. If you’re not familiar with Caddie, it’s a story about a pioneer girl, and it’s based on the author’s grand mother’s experiences. It’s really fun to read!!
Next we hit a few Laura Ingalls Wilder spots– the site of the Ingalls’ cabin from Little House in the Big Woods, then the related museum in Pepin.
We couldn’t resist dipping our toes in the Missippi River while we were there!
We only have 3 days left in Wisconsin! We have just a few more things to squeeze in.
After I finished this bear and named him Yves, I decided he really needed a beret. So yesterday I made up a pattern and knitted it up, then refined and re knit it… This is the first one:
The second one was slightly better, but this one matches his color scheme better, so I’m using it anyway. He seems to like it. My bears don’t often get comments on Ravelry, but this guy got two compliments just today. I think the hat makes him extra handsome.
Today we went to Wisconsin Point on Lake Superior. It was a beautiful day for swimming, digging, rock collecting…
I made it to Yarnapooza at Northwinds Books and Fiber!I left with 3 Feet of Sheep, and some potholder loom loops for the girl.
The water was pretty warm, and the kids enjoyed swimming and spotting many fish swimming around.
What a fun day!
And this is what I hope to do tomorrow!
It was soooo hot, we sought out some root beer floats and were not disappointed at Olson’s in downtown Chippewa Falls.
SAnd her frisky kitty who mistook me for her chew toy.
We got to check out her art studio/gallery, and browse her paintings! http://www.olivebranchgallery.net
Today the kids and I went to Heritage Days at the localize museum, Pioneer Village. It was super hot, but we had a good time.
The highlight was running into my third grade teacher, Mrs. Olson, who was volunteering at the event. She will be 80 in a few days, and is as sweet as ever. She was so pleased to meet my kids.
Yesterday I casted on my new KAL project for my sock knitting group. The group voted to knit Splatterdash, a free knitty.com pattern for fingerless mitts. It looks like I didn’t bring the ballband, but I think this is Koigu yarn.
It’s a fun little knit- I’ve finished the main part and am ready to pick up for the feather and fan section that wraps around the hand.
On the vacation side of things, today the kids and I went with my sister to these pretty little waterfalls she’s told me about.
We finally made it up to Lake Superior today! But first– on the drive up, we conveniently had to pass a yarn store, and with my niece along to stay in the car with the kids (one sleeping, the other disapproves of my yarn habit), I was able to browse!
There were also notions, fabric, and gifts, but the yarn selection was really outstanding, especially for the location, aka in the middle of nowhere. If you are up north on highway 53 near Gordon, stop by!!!
As for Duluth…
Well, first we made a quick stop at Amnicon Falls, although wencould have spent hours exploring the falls and trails.