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My great yarn adventure August 18, 2004

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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.


7 Responses to “My great yarn adventure”

  1. Cindy Says:

    Devan looks great! I would love to join your knit along just because it is you, but I have too much on my plate. I will be happy with reading along everyones progress : )

  2. Margene Says:

    You are too hard on yourself. You can always weave the strands in around any holes on the patch. Kersti really looks pretty cool! It will all work out and you’ll love it! (Mine fits, is done….no time to take a pic!!)

  3. ann Says:

    I agree with Margene — that swatch looks great to me! quit picking on yourself you big bully!

  4. Mary Beth Says:

    I can just hear that six-flags commercial in my head, which causes my children to dance about like possessed wild animals. Sympathies. Kersti looks gorgeous!

  5. Rachael Says:

    Oooh! I”ve GOT to do Devan. Soooo cute. I keep forgetting about it. The intarsia looks good — no reknitting for you, missy. 🙂

  6. Nathania Says:

    Tivoli Gardens! Sigh…. I was there a little over 2 years ago. What a lovely place.

    Kersti’s looking good. I’m about to start my first sleeve.

  7. Orli Says:

    I find the twisting in fair isle very frustrating my self. I also find it uncomfertable to use more than one yarn…but maybe that’s because I don’t know how to knit the continental way.

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