Monday, August 07, 2006

Socks, RVs, and Jeeps

Here is my version of the Harlot's traveling sock. It is the Vine Lace sock from the Socks, Socks, Socks book in Koigu. Sly and I went away to Michigan for the weekend. We had loads of fun, and it was good to get out of the house for a while. The heat has kept me inside with the AC for two weeks, and I was in need of some fresh air.

We stayed with some friends who have a weekend place near Irons Michigan. There are motor sport tracks all over the place up there, so Sly and I got to do some Jeep-ing. We were able to use this red Jeep for the weekend. I have never done any kind of off road adventure before. It was like hiking without all
that pesky walking. We turned down dirt roads to get to two track roads, and finally, paths! After a while, I wasn't even sure I was still in Michigan any more. I wish I could remember this little guy's name. Everybody had *D* names, and I just can't make myself remember. He's a funny little guy who can drive a tractor all by himself, at the age of 4! I mean a real tractor, not a ridding lawn mower.

I did plan to go to yarn stores, but the two we past on the way up were closed. Saturday, my shopping time was spent trying to find a new LP tank for the RV. It was $70, so shopping was a no go for the weekend. I don't really need the yarn, but a LYS that I had never been to before could have been fun. Instead, we drove all over Cadillac Michigan trying to get propane and propane accessories. Where is Hank Hill when you need him?

Buddy had the time of his life! He was able to run around a bit off his leash with Buster the boxer. Buddy couldn't help himself. He ran 2 miles down the road and then went 2 miles the other way. Silly dog. BTW, his tongue really is black and red like that, and even his vet is not sure about what breeds Buddy can claim. He is listed as a chow mix because of the tongue.

He is Sly after a bumpy ride in the woods and a nice hot shower (thanks to the $70 LP tank). Isn't he cute?

He is my sock just before we left to go. As you can see, I didn't get much done. I was pretty sure that Jeep would not have been safe with metal DPNs.

So, what did all of you do for the week end?

Happy knitting!


Purl said...

Oh, I love Hank Hill! My weekend was spent working with a little knitting thrown in (but not enough!)

We're going to be on a road trip this weekend. People think we're crazy because it's a short trip. I'm excited to get so much knitting time.

Miss Scarlett said...

Propane and propane accessories! LOL
Looks like you had a great time. Jeeping is fun hey?

My cousin's dog has that kind of tongue - it freaked me out the first time I saw it. Buddy looks very happy. Isn't it crazy when dogs run just for the run of it?
Sometimes my dog does that in the living room! She is much smaller than Buddy.

I like your sock traveling the world like the Harlot's. Mine has traveled with me too but good thing I didn't take any pictures because my sock has not grown like the Harlot's has. In fact my sock is taking so long to grow that I have named him. SS Socky III
He is from the BGK's. Let me tell you that sock does not fit right.

I have to find a creative way of fixing my mistakes and then I will post on the BGK's site (the yahoo one).

Punkin said...

You weekend sounds great. It is so refreshing to get out and away. Hope the sock had fun! P.S. I agree with you about limiting certain activities for dpns.

erin/pinkerbell said...

Looks like a good time was had. Buddy is so funny.

GaiaGal said...

Wow, been busy over here, eh?? Was shocking to see the blog change. LOL!

Sounds like your weekend was a fun time, glad you were able to get out...before you know it, school will be starting.

Yes, yes...your Sly is cute, sheesh!! ;)


jen said...

looks like you guys had so much fun!