Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy National Holidays

I completely missed blogging on Canada Day - hey I spent most of the day away from internet activity celebrating the holiday. So Happy belated Canada and a Joyous Fourth to the Americans.

I mentioned yesterday that I would fill you in on the weekend activities and seeing that it is Wednesday - I don't think it is too late to do that.
So here is a hint to activity number one:

Why yes those are completed entrelac socks - just in time for summer.
Yarn: Koigu PPPM 2 skeins colour: (light blue) and one skein of KPM colour 1003 (dark blue) I have probably 1.5 skeins total of yarn left - so I could knit a short pair of socks.
Pattern: Entrelac socks by Eunny Jang - IK Winter 2007
Needles: 2.25 mm dpns
Pattern modificatins - not nearly as long as the knee highs. I started the 7 st blocks a repeat earlier to take into account my thick calves. I just did a normal 1x1 rib instead of having folded cuff for the ties and tassles.

Now back to the weekend activities - what is that the socks are on - why yes it is a kayak

We went kayaking on the Grand River again this year. We went last year with Jeneric
We used a different outfitter, and this year we didn't have any holes in the kayaks ( always a bonus) although the water level was very low in some spots so I am sure we contributed to some wear. We kayaked from Glen Morris to Paris .
After the trip we went back home to pick up Keeper and headed to my parents and ended up at their cottage.

Of course that meant spending beach time with the family - I know it sounds awful doesnt' it.

We go to see Keeper play in the water for the first time. The first time I took him down to the waters edge he didn't seem to sure about the water. He didn't get his feet we but watched the waves.

I took him to the edge about 5 min later, and he lapped up the water (yummy L. Erie water) and proceeded to lie down in it to cool off. He wanted to run and jump in the water but that is difficult with the leash and everything.

A good time was had by all.

1 comment:

Wily Jeneric said...

Huzzah for hole-less kayaks! Too bad we couldn't have joined you (instead, we watched Baby Jeneric become enthralled with fireworks).

Like the socks - look forward to seeing them in person (soon?).