So we’ve been back from the camping trip for a couple of days, but I needed a bit more time to recover & relax before getting online much. Plus the boys have been monopolizing the computers a bit, too. LOL!
I had hoped to have Simply Tonks completely done during the trip & the next pattern (or two) underway… but that just didn’t happen. Too much time spent doing things with the kids, not enough light in the day and loads of humidity & mosquitoes really cut into my knitting time. But, at last, they are all done & I’m posting the pattern today. YAY!
So I got started on the next pair of socks last night… I was making fantastic progress, then the unthinkable happened. *gasp* My favorite bamboo 40″ circs broke. The tubing ripped. I hope I might be able to fix them, but no luck so far. I turned to my standby, the Addi Turbos. UGH. The tubing is horrible on them & kept twisting so horribly. So… here we are:
LOL, Anett – I know you are smiling now. *grin*
My vacation is over soon – back to work tomorrow. I’m totally NOT looking forward to it. The emails alone will take me a couple hours to go through. *sigh* If only knitting patterns could replace my salary instead of barely covering the cost of my sock yarn addiction!! he he he
Oh, as far as running goes? No such luck during the camping trip. My shoes got soaked during the canoe trip & since it rained every day except the final day, they never did dry out enough for me to wear again.
FINALLY the boys agreed to the canoe run!! Wah-hoo!!! I love, love, love the Juniper Springs canoe run. 7 miles of stunning scenery & definitely challenging to canoe. It take 3-5 hours to complete the run for most & it truly is one of the toughest canoe trails in Florida.
I didn’t take too many shots on the canoe run, as it was a bit of a hassle due to the camera being safely tucked into a ziploc baggie to protect it. Good thing, too, because we had some steady gentle rain during our final hour.
Here is the oldest & their friend that accompanied us on the camping trip – I was trying to capture their limbo moves (see the tree), but didn’t get the camera out in time…
The boys decided that we were going to make the canoe trip a good hard workout, so we really paddled hard & fast throughout the run. We got the entire thing done in just under 3 hours, but would have had it done in about 2.5 hours except… the oldest & their friend actually tipped their canoe. ROFL! Not that I’m an expert & have loads of experience, but I have yet to tip myself. It happened right in front of us & was really very funny to watch. My oldest was really angry, but I’d assured him that he would laugh about it later – of course, I got a healthy glare for my trouble – but sure enough, later in the day he was laughing about it. he he he
At some point, my youngest & I had run afoul with an overhanging tree (ok, we did that loads of times!)… but this time in particular, we had a dead fish drop out of the tree into our canoe! Hysterically funny, truly – who would have expected a dead fish to fall out of a tree? I just had to take a shot of that, too.
For those interested, here are some links to info about the canoe run. :)
I wanted SO much to go for a run this morning when I woke up… *sigh* but woke up to thunderstorms. Hopefully, the running will pick back up tomorrow morning, then!!