10 July 2011


I spent last week in the Adirondack Mountains of NY with this crazy group of relatives:
this is with about a dozen of us munchkins missing from the picture!
It was the best trip ever ~ great flights, a free rental car upgrade, amazing weather (very warm and very little humidity), loads and loads and loads of food, discovered Yuengling Black and Tan (love it!!), got to plan-shop for-cook my first ever meal for 50 (don't ask - it was a lot of work but a lot of fun and the Mexican menu I chose was a hit!), boated, hiked, started to read Walden (Henry David Thoreau...what a great find at the bookstore while we were there...a perfect read for a week at camp in the woods), watched fireworks on the 4th, did a ton of visiting and had some much needed R&R.  I didn't get much knitting done ~ what I did do was mostly on the travel days ~ but I did get to sit outside and knit in the sun:
and then on the covered porch while a typical 10 minute thunderstorm rolled through:
We had a wonderful trip and enjoyed all the great scenery everywhere:

We were sorry to leave but we weren't as sad as my nephew was to be going home yesterday morning:
It was good to get home and see the pup.  It was hard to leave him for a week but he had a great time at Grandma Camp (thanks to Trudy, Sam, Molly and all the neighbors that came to visit him and make sure he wasn't too lonely without us!).  And now it's back to the crummy not-so-summerlike weather of the Pacific Northwest and the grind of work but regardless, it's still always good to come home.  Now I can get some knitting done on my Traveling Miralda...here's the NY portion of my latest WIP:
Madelinetosh Lace in Thyme
I'm loving everything about this project ~ the pattern is challenging and interesting and I love working with this yarn again.  I'm excited to get this one done and blocked (when am I not excited about this?) to see how it looks in a laceweight yarn on bigger needles.  What do you think?
~ Melissa


  1. Your vacation looks so relaxing and fun! I cannot imagine cooking for 50+ people. You are my hero :D

  2. Welcome home, Melissa. I'm glad you had a great time. Your Miralda looks amazing. Happy knitting!

  3. Fantastic pictures! Your vacation looks wonderful as does your latest project. ;-)