Well, Spring Break came and went in a flash as usual. I spent a few days visiting my good friend Rachel (who I've known since I was 3) in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Ed went with me, and drove the entire 8 hour drive (which actually only took 6 1/2 even with the Milwaukee construction... shh, don't tell the WI/MI police...) and he wouldn't let me drive. He just kept saying "Just stay awake with me and talk." So I did. I talked, and I knit almost the entire drive, both ways. Now that's saying something, since usually I get motion sickness so easily, it's dangerous just driving to the grocery store and back. But whether it was the excitement of seeing the northern woods of Michigan, or the stress free 5 hours after Green Bay (no traffic, whatsoever, just trees and coastline, and miles and miles of peaceful quiet), I managed to start and finish the left front of Mom's CPH, as well as get sme significant progress on the sock for Klose Knit and one or two lines of the back of Arwen.
While we were there, Ed and I saw Lake Superior for the first time, and visited this cute little cafe/shop called Falling Rock where they sell local artists work from pottery to photography & woodworking. Ed crushed Rachel in chess (or he would have if Rachel had kept playing) while I wandered through their extensive library of books for something knitty (unsuccessfully, might I add *pout*). And since Monday was St. Patrick's day, we had green eggs and ham for breakfast, and went out shopping to buy corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, and carrots. Four grocery stores and a little over a hundred miles later, we had our elusive corned beef. We hiked through crotch high snow to get firewood for the hearth, watched as an intelligent squirrel antagonized her cats from beyond the safety of a glass door, spotted deer around every bend, and wound yarn to the laughter and silliness of Rachel (*door slam* "Ed, can you open the door again? I'm lonely"), and both Ed and I can't wait to return for the summer to enjoy the river, the wilderness, and the peace. (Did I mention their house is RIGHT on the river? No, not a houseboat, but off the bank, silly!)
Most exciting, though, is that I finally have photos of Rachel's Wanderlust. The full project details can be found at my Ravelry notebook, but here are a few photos of this most intense sweater. :)
Since then, I've knit about half way through the right front of Mom's CPH, progress that I made just today since I have time to knit in class again. Haha- what was it that you're supposed to do in class? Take notes? Pay attention? Participate? Oh... whoops... I turned the heel of the Klose Knit sock, and am really excited for Thursday's Knitting Illini meeting. Why? Because that's the day that Ed and I cast on our Entrelac socks! Yay for men knitting, especially men that happen to be my boyfriend.
That's good for now I think, unless I happen to think of something more to add later. Tata!
The Younger Twisted Sister