15 June 2016

One Done

This one is done - time to start its mate!

Above is Sock #1 of the pair I'm making to send to my niece Amanda for Halloween.  She is obsessed with Halloween, and when I saw the name of this colorway - Slutty Pumpkin - I knew I had to make her a pair of socks from this yarn!  Once I finish the other one, I'll block them both and get them into a nice package to send her.

We are on vacation this week.  Our original plan had been to do a driving trip through New England.  But since Dug is not up to par (though he is improving), we decided to stay put and just do day trips and other things so we could be with him.  It's been great so far.  Monday we spent some time walking on the boardwalk in Ocean City, NJ, and enjoying our people-watching.  We found quite a few characters to give names, backstories, and attitudes to, and saw a guy who looked like Larry David.  That of course led to many impersonations of what he would say about some of the others there.  :-)   Then we went to Somers Point, NJ on the way home to a place that had been recommended as having the best fried clams in the area.  We were not disappointed, even if we were stuffed!  And since we mentioned to our waitress that it was our first time there, she brought us dessert to share (a slice of chocolate-peanut butter ice cream pie)!

Then yesterday, we spent the day in Annapolis, MD.  When we used to live in DC, we went to Annapolis quite a bit, it's always been a favorite of ours.  But since we moved to Philadelphia, we haven't been there and that's ridiculous.  We had a fabulous day, with perfect weather and though there were other people there, it was in no way crowded.  The only down side was that a bookstore we wanted to visit was closed on Tuesdays.  I was a little happier when I noticed a yarn store right next door ... but it was also closed on Tuesdays!  OK, so in the end, it probably made the trip less expensive. ;-)

Today was a day at home, since two chairs we had ordered for our TV room were being delivered.  I'm sitting in mine right now, which is both a recliner and a rocking chair.  Neither chair is beautiful, but both are just fine, and comfortable.  And for as much time as we spend watching TV, movies, or things we've recorded, comfort makes all the difference.  Yes, we are old!

Best of all - we still have many days to go!  I'm hoping to get more knitting and reading done, as well as enjoying any additional adventures.  Vacations are the best.

That's it for now.  I hope your week is going well.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like you are having a PERFECT vacation. Glad to hear that Dug is doing a bit better.

You know ....you'll just have to go BACK to Annapolis. Just make it another day, but Tuesday. LOL

Hopefully, you'll get a trip to Loop. That should take care of any yarn cravings!

Bonny said...

That does sound like a great week, especially with a finished sock, comfortable new chairs, and many more days to go. Enjoy them all!

Araignee said...

Happy vacation! I do love that Slutty Pumpkin. Those are some wicked stripes.

AsKatKnits said...

Nice sock! I love the colors and I chuckled at the name of the colorway! Haha. Enjoy your vacation!

Caffeine Girl said...

I lived in Annapolis for two years back in the 1980s. It was a really fun part of my life. Strangely, I haven't been back -- even though I have a brother in Washington, D.C., and go there often. I'd love to go back -- and now I know not to visit on a Tuesday!

Danette Bartelmay said...

Beautiful Sock Bridget!!!
Now.... don't get that infamous "Second Sock Syndrome" Girl...

Mereknits said...

It sounds like a wonderful week. I love a good rocking chair, enjoy yours.

kathy b said...

STAY Cations are really awesome! So much to do and see in Chicago that it never gets old. Fireman is going to a Cub game tomorrow. I want to go to lincoln park zoo again sometime and we both want to go on the architecture tour