Ulysses at Speed

Life is like a ten speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. ~ Charles M Schulz

Today, our Ulysses adventure took us at top speed. It’s exhilarating! Our goal was to get in some freeway speeds to simulate what a longer road trip would be like. We’re still doing shorter journeys to help practice our maneuvers. Straight roads are boring.

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Our journey today took us to Tolt in Carnation. Carnation is a cute little town that was founded in 1912. I was tempted by several skeins of sock yarn. Ultimately, I couldn’t make a finally decision so I put the yarn back and decided to stick with patterns and a new project bag that doubles as a back pack (the British Hubby thought I needed this one). My new patterns are Blaer, Okanogan and Skogfjall. The British Hubby picked out Okanogan. He’s been dropping subtle hints he needs more hand knit socks. Eventually, I will have my wips down to one bin. I plan to start knitting more garments in the near future.

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Gracie’s idea of an adventure: hiding from the vacuum.

You’ll also notice a progress photo of my Twisted Lumberjacks. Sock number two is on the gusset decreases! It does seem a little odd to be working on a thick pair of bed socks while the temperatures are slowly creeping up. (It was in the upper 80’s yesterday!) Winter is coming, and I’m going to be ready.

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I don’t know about you, but enjoying the great outdoors makes me want to quit my day job.

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