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August 2, 2007

– My camera is broken and has been sent to the repairing folks in Connecticut. I use my camera so much, for children and knitting both, that I feel a bit lost without it. I pulled out the old SLR today and snapped some cuties of the kids. If you can, please send good camera vibes my way. I must get the digital back before Jerry’s first day of school in a few weeks. Must.

– My friend Jen and I have started a Ravelry group. We realized we are both tall women and thought it would be fun to start a Tall Knitters group. She’s the one who finally up and did it. Go, girl. Actually, the group makes me feel kinda short, as I’m only 5’10” and most of the other knitters and crocheters that have joined are taller than me. If you are a tall knitter, or if you knit for a tall person, or heck, even if you wish you were tall, you may join us. It’ll be great.

– Camping was actually fun.


This was up at the top of Grandfather Mountain, and one of the last pictures I took before the camera bit the dust.

The campground was bare bones – toilets and sinks and water were the amenities, if you can call them that. Gerald cooked good food, I chased after Maggie a bunch, and Jerry had the time of his life.

– I went yarn shopping and bought some of that new Kaffe Fassett yarn from Laura’s Yarn-Tastic in Boone, a lovely shop with a good selection. The yarn is beautiful and I’ll have it on the needles soon. Actually, Kaffe Fassett will be at that store in October, so I may have to consider another trip to the mountains.

– I’m trying to make a manly hat for my friend Pier, so I bought some manly Rowan Felted Tweed from Dee’s Yarn Nook in Blowing Rock, NC. The manly pattern I’m using is the zeebee. It looks great. I’d take a picture, but you know, the camera’s broken.

– Jerry’s pirate hat is finished and it looks fantastic. It fits him perfectly. I worked on it a lot in the car on the camping trip and sitting by the campfire. Actually, it looks almost the same as the last one I made, but this time I used wool. Some might not ever notice the difference, but I do. This one is so much better in all it’s woolly goodness.

– Since I’m still feeling a little down about the camera, I’ll try and perk things up a bit here with some more vacation pictures. Enjoy!

Me and the Kids


basket of candy

jer and the mag

12 Comments leave one →
  1. Sandra Howard permalink
    August 3, 2007 2:10 am

    You have made some cute things. I am tall but I am not crafty. lol. I just buy my clothes and stuff. I am thrilled that for the very first time ever, I grew some veggies and am eating them. Usually everything I try to grow dies. I have some serano peppers that I am going to end up with about 50 of, some cherry tomatoes and some bells. So woohoo to you for some lovely pieces and woohoo to me because something lived.

  2. August 3, 2007 2:45 am

    Sorry about the camera! Hope it gets fixed soon- definately before school starts!!!
    Tall Knitters, eh? 5’4″ doesn’t qualify I imagine… All the tall people in my family don’t want knitted things – rain on them!
    The mountains look beautiful, hopefully it was a rejuvenating adventure!

  3. August 3, 2007 2:46 am

    I forgot.
    You have the cutest kids!!!
    And I used a sling just like that with my kids too, excellent baby tool!

  4. August 3, 2007 9:04 am

    That general store looks awesome. You’ll have to give me tips for our next trip up there–next year.

    Good camera vibes. If you don’t hear about it in a few days, call and bug them. Give them the whole guilt trip about school.

  5. August 3, 2007 10:06 am

    why did it not ocure to me that Jerry was starting school! We started ells yesterday. she was so excited she wanted to do it all in one day. Man our babies are not babies. weren’t they just cowgirls and a sherif?
    i am green with envy about the camping. we are saving to go in the fall.
    it looks beautiful.

  6. Katie permalink
    August 3, 2007 11:21 am

    You went to Mast General Store! Love that place. We got one here in Greenville a few years ago, but the one in Linville is the nicest. I’m sorry about your camera, but it will be back in a jiffy. And I’m so glad your trip was fun. I’m not much of a camper, myself. (My husband, on the other hand, once went on a 14-day wilderness trip in college, for fun. Fun?)

  7. August 3, 2007 3:03 pm

    I am glad the camping was fun! Sorry about the camera though, it’s a very useful tool the digital camera. Alas, I will not be joining any group for tall women as I generally lie when I say that I am 5’6″ but I am not 5’5″ so, well, yes. But my mother is only 4’10”!

  8. August 4, 2007 1:14 am

    Glad you had a great time! I’m a shorty mcshorty so I can’t join your group. Bah!

  9. August 4, 2007 3:56 pm

    So sorry about the camera, but I love your vacation pics – esp. the one of you with your kids. Glad you had a good time!

  10. August 5, 2007 5:26 pm

    This looks like such a great trip. Your kids are so cute, and I love the pictures of them shopping.

  11. August 13, 2007 1:46 am

    I always wished I was 5′ 10″. I’m only 5′ 9 3/4″, or, at least I used to be.

  12. cygn3t permalink
    August 16, 2007 11:09 am

    Your kids are the most adorable little darlings!

    Just had to say that ;p

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