Did anyone read the comments on my last post? Hubby really does read my blog! And he reminded me that it has been 34 years, not 32. Apparently I can do complicated statistical computations, but simple math eludes me.
The weekend started out on Friday the 13th. Appropriately enough, I started off by taking my statistics exam. It was hard, but I think I did ok. At least I could face the weekend knowing it was over. So we packed up and headed off for our weekend getaway – only to be greeted by the notice, “All ferries cancelled due to fog.” Oh the joys of living on an island. We decided to wait it out. Driving off the north end of the island and going around would have taken us 6 hours. So instead, we waited for 3 hours for the ferries to start running again. Thankfully we came prepared with hot coffee, snacks, books and knitting. Waiting in line, I finished these:
Just in time for fall! The yarn is On Line Supersocke 100 that I bought at Weaving Works during my yarn crawl with Lorette and Kris. Once over on the Olympic peninsula, we decided to head on up to Hurricane Ridge. Bad weather was predicted and we wanted to get up there while we still had some sunshine. We were rewarded with a spectacular view:
As predicted, crummy weather moved in by Saturday. It was gloomy and overcast. After exploring downtown, we decided to head on up to some falls nearby and then to a yarn shop in Sequim. We got to the falls and found a sign informing us that the falls were a 45 minute uphill hike. My husband turned to me and said, “I’d rather go to the yarn shop!” Well, it didn’t take much convincing for me. A wet, soggy uphill hike or a warm, cozy yarn shop. So off we headed to “A Mingled Yarn” only to be greeted by this sign (by this time I’m getting tired of signs!) – “Last Day. Going Out of Business” Well, rats! Everything was 50% off, but it was pretty slim pickings. However, I did score a book (Miss Bea’s Rainy Day – a Rowan book of children’s sweaters), the Fiber Trends Peace Shawl pattern, 10 skeins of Encore DK for a sweater for Izzy and 10 skeins of Cascade 220 in a bright kelly green for CIC sweaters.
All told, it was a nice relaxing weekend, but it certainly didn’t turn out as we expected. But we enjoyed celebrating 34 (that’s right, isn’t it?) years together and look forward to 34 more! And I did get in some nice knitting time, – besides finishing the socks, I turned out this:
One-half of a pair of fingerless mitts for me. This is Knit Picks Merino sock yarn. My office can get chilly in the mornings during winter and these will help keep me toasty warm. Tomorrow it’s back to the grind at work and more statistics!