Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Campy Knitting

My girls are on spring break this weekend and my hubby took the week off to watch them while they are at home. I thought it would be a great time to take them camping. We like to do it at least once a year, but it seemed like the rest of Texas thought it would be a great weekend as well. All of the choice spots were full. We wound up staying at Goliad State Park, which I would recommend if you are a Texas history buff. The missions and fort are really cool, and the nature trails are perfect for little hikers.

I pulled a Sheryl on this trip and decided that I MUST have a kerchief to wear on the day that we left. I whipped one up on the way there, and it served me well. My hubby told me that I looked like an amish woman, but WHATEVER...I liked it. In the above picture, I'm wearing said kerchief and working on a Louisa Harding sweater from her new book Swallowtails. Louisa Harding is one of my favorite yarn lines. If you want to try a truly lux yarn in amazing colors, I highly recommend.

I may be roughing it, but I refuse to rough it when it comes to yarn. That's how I roll.


Blogger thatfarmgirl said...

LOL. You are too funny. Reminds me of the time I went camping with Brie and a wine opener. The kerchief is adorable and not remotely Amish!

2:49 PM  
Blogger Geoknitter said...

Such a cute knitting bag!!! Looks like a great trip, and I can't wait to see your finished knitting!

3:53 PM  
Blogger Shelley said...

Sounds like you guys are having/have had fun!

4:19 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I'm glad you all had a great time!

5:50 PM  
Anonymous Mintyfresh said...

excellent post! i love the "no roughing it" rule for knitting, and gosh i'd love to go camping right now. sounds like you guys had fun!

6:30 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I never pegged you for a camper. :-)

That sweater you are making is beautiful! I need to look at that Louisa Harding book.

7:31 AM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

Is your husband crazy? You look adorable! I hope you had a fun trip.

Louisa Harding sure is cranking out the knitting books these days. I like her designs a lot -- the new book looks really good.

5:58 PM  
Blogger Saun said...

That is definitely my idea of camping. The outdoors and knitting. Looks like you had fun. I hope the girls enjoyed.

7:38 AM  
Anonymous Debby said...

You look so relaxed! :)

I'm new here. Laura told me that you had done a test knit of Diamanta for the French Girl patterns, so I hope you don't mind a question. :) The pattern calls for a Lurex yarn that is discontinued. Do you know if there is a recommended substitute? (I am in no hurry, just researching options). I was also wondering if FG would have new spring patterns?

Thank you and enjoy your trip!

11:48 AM  
Anonymous JessaLu said...

I can't wait 'til summer and camping! That looks like lots of fun - and I love the kerchief :o)

1:46 PM  
Blogger Louise H Bateman said...

I can identify with that picture. My family has done many camping trips and I have ALWAYS brought along knitting -- for the car road trip as well as for evenings at the campsite. My son used to joke about my dropped stitches -- "Could I find them somewhere in the car." I am also a Louisa Harding fan -- maybe it's because she has luscious yarns .....and maybe it's because my name is Louise.

Thank you Yarntopia -- you have re-energized this knitter.

2:45 PM  
Blogger Lynda said...

Looks like you're having fun. I love camping... must go soon.

7:44 AM  
Blogger JustApril said...

OH fun, camping and nature trails, ...nostalgia =) happy knitting!

11:37 AM  
Blogger EDNA HART said...

Look at you all outdoorsy and comfy knitting..Fun and relaxed.

11:35 AM  

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