And we’re back. The vacation was nice but not without its hurdles. It started Friday night. We were visiting our favorite knitting store, which as you know from the NYC’s Best Knitting Stores post is Knit, in Roslyn, New York. On the way back we noticed that our car was making a funny sound. As it turns out, the back wheel wasn’t spinning (the caliper had rusted, forcing the brake against the wheel, but by the time we noticed, the bearings and rotor were damaged and had to be replaced).
All of a sudden, we didn’t have a car to go upstate. It looked like we would have to cancel our trip, which is the last thing we needed given all that’s going on lately. Fortunately, my brother-in-law came through and we were able to borrow his behemoth of a truck. It was kind of scary to drive this giant hunk of metal, but I wasn’t going to complain.
The next hurdle happened when we were trying to find the spa for our couple’s massage. In the end, it turns out we took the wrong US 17, but we didn’t know that at the time. Instead, we got lost, really lost. I don’t know how many illegal u-turns I made, but it was a lot. Then we were late and so we gave up on making it there. That’s when we found the place, of course.
Thankfully, they were able to get us in still, and the rest of the weekend went smoothly from there. I spent a lot of time knitting and sketching knitting designs. My wife spent a couple hours crocheting this design called the “One Hour Cowl” then gave up and decided to do some cross stitch instead (she’s a fast crocheter I should point out). She’s cute – she knew it wasn’t necessarily named because of how long it would take but who still do a row or two and go “This is going to take way longer than an hour!”
Now I’m back and ready to knit and blog and design and play with yarn and knit some more. Woot woot.