Yesterday we went to Six Flags Great Adventure with Cameron and Gracie. Owen had school and Kevin’s mom got him off the bus, took him to ToysRus and they had McDonald’s and watched train videos. Wow. What a run on sentence. I am still exhausted. I have to say I was not thrilled with my Great Adventure experience. It was very expensive. There are so many extra charges with the games, go carts, bungee jumps, etc. We certainly didn’t do all of those things but I guess I just love the Disney experience. The pace is much slower and for me–more enjoyable. Also, this Fastlane/Qbot thing costs $30 for 2 people. And while we didn’t have to wait 2 hours to ride Superman, we still waited over a half hour. Disney’s Fast Pass is free. And that’s my rant.
I packed a nice little knitting bag for the drive down. I should have brought some knitting in for the lines and while Cameron rode the little rides in Bugs Bunny Land but I didn’t. Gracie is–and always has been–a thrill seeker. From an early age, she wanted to ride alone or get the front seat. I remember her first roller coaster ride alone. We were at Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen. That was when Kevin surprised me with a "lifelong dream come true"…Legoland! I was a Lego addict as a kid.
As far as knitting goes, I have been plugging away on my Kersti sleeve. I made some sort of mistake in numbers on the first one. I thought I had corrected it but it seems, as I knit the second sleeve, I did not. Oh well…I am not ripping now. I think/hope I have enough yarn for whatever extra stitches I may have added. There is a bit of funky pooling on the first sleeve–where the heart used to be. It’s handpainted. I can deal.
Here is my Devan progress. It has been stalled as of late…the call of Kersti is strong. And the preoccupation with St. Brigid. I am thrilled that so many people have decided to knit along. The intarsia patch doesn’t look so hot. I may have to reknit it. I forget to twist the yarn after my pathetic attempts at carrying while doing stranded knitting.