I'm on vacation (sort of). Little Man and I are in Virginia visiting with my family. We arrived yesterday and are here for almost a week. Then we all head down to Oak Island, NC for our annual family reunion/beach vacation (think matching hats, lots of people, drinking beer on the beach). Brian is going to meet us down there. So Little Man and I could get to Virginia without Brian, Little Man and I ending up with two cars at the beach, Brian drove us half way (West Virginia) and my mom met us there. Then my mom drove Little Man and I the rest of the way to Virginia.
Placket-Neck Pullover for Little Man
I decided to add this week in Virginia to our beach trip for several reasons. First, it will make my mom and my sister really happy. Second, it will save Little Man from having to be in the car for 14 hours. Third, I get bonus time with my mom and dad, my brother and sister, and my nephews and niece. Fourth, it will save us a little money (no hotel room on the way to the beach) and my husband doesn't have to take an extra vacation day for the drive. He can easily do the drive by himself on Saturday.
Ribbons Hat (Susan B. Anderson) for my sister's niece
I didn't realize there was a fourth great bonus--knitting time! Little Man was so great in the car yesterday. He didn't sleep at all during the first 4 hour trek, but he didn't fuss a lot either. Then the second 4 hour trek, he slept for 2 1/2 hours and was happy the rest of the trip. I didn't knit the whole time, but I did knit a lot. I got this far on my nephew's Wallaby:
Cabled Hats with Earflaps (Zoe Mellor) for the triplets.
As usual, I have brought way too many knitting projects for two weeks, but I'm feeling very ambitious.
Wonderful Wallaby for my niece
I brought some good beach reading, too.
Anyway, I will not get a lot of chances to blog this week and I won't be able to blog at all next week. I don't own a laptop so I won't have computer access at the beach. So hopefully you'll hear from me again this week and then you'll have to wait another week before you get bombarded with lots of beach pictures, stories, and photos of finished projects!
Work Update: I talked to my boss on Friday and am ready and somewhat excited about this new project. I think I will be totally slacking on my cleaning and cooking duties, but maybe I'll surprise myself. I'm finally getting my contract this week and should try to create my first phonics workbook before heading to the beach. I brought the materials to do this, but we will see if I actually pull them out to use them rather than to photograph them. I've realized that, in general, when I don't get things done it's not a lack of time, but a lack of motivation. We will see whether I'm motivated to do anything other than hang out with my family and KNIT!