Back On the Road (With Socks, Part II)


I’m home. Barely. Just long enough to wash away all the grime from last weekend’s adventures (no one got sick or injured and it didn’t rain, so it’s a win in my book…) and pack everything back up for the next jaunt tomorrow, assuming I manage to get the peaches canned before dawn (ours trees decided to ripen rather inconveniently this year).

We’re heading to Lassen National Park for a few nights. Other than a blurry childhood memory, I’ve never been.

I’m looking forward to some fresh adventures. If I catch Reed early enough in the morning when he’s still fresh, I might get lucky and get a “hike” in too! Three is that tricky age when they’re too heavy to carry and too young to do the distance on their own.

I see fishing in our future.

I lucked out last weekend. That is, I didn’t run out of yarn, and my needles didn’t break. There was no knitting tragedy. This leaves me incredibly paranoid for the future. Things can only go smoothly for so long.

Then you hit a bump.

Thus, I am all the more prepared. The simple stockinette socks are packed, and I am determined to finish them. There’s just 3/4 of a sock to go. (I am, however, driving, so there’s eight hours -round trip- of knitting time down the drain. But I’m trying to focus on the bright side.)

I also have two back-up projects packed. Just in case.

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  • Reply pumpkin sunrise July 6, 2016 at 5:33 am

    I await an update on your knitting adventures and life adventures ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Alina July 6, 2016 at 6:11 am

    Adventures, adventures!! Always so much fun! Have a great time with your family and socks ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply stephanie young July 6, 2016 at 6:26 am

    phew. thank goodness you put in that last sentence….I was really worried for you if you only had 3/4 of a sock left to do. I blasted through more than I thought I would over the weekend (but…still had 3 socks worth of untouched yarn to return home….I ran out once; that’s never going to happen again!!!!) Have fun!!!

  • Reply vann54 July 6, 2016 at 6:27 am

    Love the pack an extra just in case socks !!!

  • Reply knittedblissjc July 7, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Love your knitting and mini vacations! Hope that sock keeps you busy, and smart move on the back up knitting. It’s always worth it to bring back up knitting.

  • Reply Stefanie July 7, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    This next adventure sounds really fun. I’m am sadly unaware of other National Parks than Yosemite, one that the husband and I briefly talked about as a holiday possibility.

  • Reply itsallaboutpurple July 8, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    hehehe, backups are always a good idea!!!

  • Reply zeta ( July 9, 2016 at 12:29 am

    Great planning! Have fun ๐Ÿ˜‰

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