I know you've probably been wondering where I've been. It has just been really busy around here lately. Every fall my cousins, and aunts, my sister and mother and I go away for a weekend together for some female family bonding. It is so much fun. We eat really well, always have a lot of laughs, and sometimes a tear or two when we reminisce about the ones who aren't with us any more. It is a wonderful tradition that we all look forward to each fall. It happened to be last weekend. Then this past week I painted a bathroom one day and went on a hike another day. The hike was something my friends and I have been wanting to do for a while. We had a two hour drive to Mount Major in Laconia, New Hampshire, a two hour hike up the mountain, lunch, a two hour hike back down, and then a two hour ride home, so it was a long day. The views were spectacular and I would recommend this hike. The trails were well marked and you have a choice of a more challenging trail that is shorter or a less challenging trail that is a little longer. We had such a nice time that we want to try to hike once each month. There was one point in the hike were I was out of breath and needed a rest, and this cute, little 85 year old man flew past me with his walking sticks. I was really impressed, but of course completely humiliated!
I have not felt inspired to knit lately. I've been cruising Ravelry for some inspiration, but nothing! I finally settled in on making Kyra. It's a free pattern from Berroco. The sweater looks really comfortable and warm. I'm just not feeling it though. Although I do love the Keltic yarn I'm knitting with.
This is my 50th post, and I have to say I really enjoy blogging. I've corresponded with so many people from all over the United States to Europe and as far as Australia and New Zealand. I really appreciate every one's comments. They really make my day. As a thank you, I wanted to do something fun which I've seen on other blogs, and have a giveaway. So please leave a comment before midnight (EST) Thursday, October 2nd, and you will have a chance at winning the following: An Amy Butler Chelsea Bag made in Amy Butler fabrics by me, and a 450 yard skein of hand dyed sock yarn from Pagewood Farm in a really pretty color they call Mississippi Mud, and a few surprises too. The yarn would make a pretty scarf or hat for those of you who are not addicted to socks (yet)! So, please leave a comment and good luck to everyone!
P.S.: If you are not linked to a blog, just leave an email contact in your message, so that I will be able to let you know if you are the winner.