I would like to move to a place where yarn is on the road sign. Do you think Canada would let me in?
Hey-what would it take to be included in next summer's vacation? I wanna go! And-12 days?! We only have 4! Boo hoo! Wasn't it like, yesterday that you wrote about the first day of summer break? Wow, summer has flown by, that is for sure.
That roadsign is the best...they have their priorities right, now don't they - shelter (where to knit), food (to fuel your knitting), gas (to get to the yarn store) & then YARN itself!
And then public transportation as a last resort...to get to the yarn store. ;-)
Scenery, yarn, AND a hockey star? I am sooo jealous. Despite my residence south of the Mason-Dixon line, ice hockey is right up there with knitting in my book. In fact, come every October, it's me, Center Ice, and a ball of wool straight through to the Stanley Cup playoffs. If this year's season is cancelled, I fear for my sanity!
If you ever find yourself near the Idaho-Washington State border... Coeur d'Alene is pronounced Core da Lane.
Love the knitting road sign!
You are Super Harlot if you've already done all the vacation laundry. I understand the boat fears. My husband is trying to convince me to sail for long periods of time where land can not be seen. I get panicky thinking about it.
Im going to miss those socks and their adventures. But the real reason I am posting , is to make you a little jelous. My kids started school today, and man is it lonley without them.
I could barely finish the rest of your post for the tears of joy streaming down my face at that sign. Seriously. My coworker is handing me tissues and I'm having to claim allergies and fake sneezes here.
But shouldn't it be "Haunt Maggie's 'Omespun"?
I haven't even gotten to the end of the post and I have to comment.
My brother runs a wilderness canoe tripping camp in Northern Ontario, and the image of how you come up with a two-men-in-a-canoe unit of moose swimming speed measurement reduced me to choking, helpless giggles at my desk.
The thing is, two competent paddlers in low wind conditions can really make some good time. Those damn beasts must be FAST.
Stephanie, my employees are supposed to think I'm WORKING. Can you tone it down, please?
The same thing happened when I read your skating heroine story in Knit Lit, too, but I was safely at home when that happened.
Goodness, WELCOME HOME!
Gotta go back and read that again. And the rest of it.
Your story of moose and canoes reminded me of exactly how close northern Minnesota is to Canada. In fact, should you ever find yourself driving Scenic Highway 61 in Minnesota, just outside of Knife River you would find a roadsign that reads "Yarn Shop." At the end of the indicated driveway, you would find Playing With Yarn (http://www.playingwithyarn.com/), which is run from half of the proprietor's home and is chalk full of yarny goodness. You would also be set up for an epic hike along the Superior Hiking Trail (http://www.shta.org/), which is both beautiful and challenging.
But why the heck would you want to visit Minnesota, when you have all of this, only better, without crossing the border? Well, you could comceivably come through Minnesota to get to the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival (http://www.wisbc.com/).
Of course, such a superior Harlot as yourself should probably disregard the ramblings of a mere Hooker. You use twice the number of needles that I use, and are thus twice the woman.* :-)
*Bastardised from a canoeist/kayaker rivalry in which canoeists claim "half the paddle, twice the (wo)man." I'll cease rambling on now.
I stole another picture. I just had to spread the harloty love...
My family is from Newfoundland, but I have never been there. I think after I have finished hearing all about your trip, I am going to have to plan one of my own. Living in T.O. is great, but my goodness it looks beautiful out there.
And any place that has a yarn sign has to be good.
I love Hank and I love your girls. When I was younger, I dressed by brother up as a little girl for Halloween and pulled him around in the wagon--he was about 3. I would ask for candy for him if he didn't feel like going to the door. The people would say, Brother? Where's your brother? Upon being informed that my brother was the very adorable girl in the wagon (complete with red leather mary janes--delicious), they'd gasp and look upon me with horror--it being the relatively unenlightened Southern-Mid-West of the mid-70's. He loves that story now--well, at least his son finds it hysterical.
Thanks for the blog! Off to clean my monitor now. (I should know better)
Sick of it?!?!?! Are you CRAZY!???!?!
The only thing that got us all through the last two weeks was knowing how much fun it would be to hear you tell about it, and how the pictures would be worth 1,000 words each.
ALREADY it's worth it, but we want MORE MORE MORE!
And, really, the picture of your girls in Shallow Bay is frame-worthy, contest-worthy, poster-worthy. Breathtaking.
We're so lucky that you're so generous!
The knitting road sign is amazing. I wonder if I could move there. You still take pictures that have to be developed? I haven't taken a single non-digital pic since getting a digital camera. Glad you're back!
Lucky little socks, those Dublin Bays. Glad you're back!
I am so with Claudia. Would Canada take me? Any place that wants peace, and health care plus! has yarn on the signs! I'm ready.
I continue to envy the Dublin Socks trip to the Martimes. Your pics are so beautiful. I'm glad you are back-I really missed your blog.
I love the roadsign.
I love the yarn on the road sign!! Good luck surviving the next twelve days.
Yeah, yeah. All of the above times ten. But what I really want is a really-big-hair picture. Please?
I'm loving the travalogue.Fantastic pictures.The socks' gut instincts about big boats are spot on. :0)
Fab yarn you bought !
You know, for all the lip and worry those DB socks gave you, I'm surprised they survived the trip at all.
I was hoping for more graphic shots of yarn and wool, but I understand this is a more family oriented site. Perhaps, if I give you my email, maybe we can work out an arrange for said photos... *wink, wink, nudge, nudge*
Again, welcome back =)
Steph, lovey, thanks for the Newfoundlandish French.
I knew I loved that place.
But how could you not love a place where people refer to the washing cycle that's careful with your "fine washables" as the "tender" cycle?
I ask you.
Hey there...long time no chat!
Looks like your trip to NL was great! I'm home here on the rock as well now!!! I was actually camping in Gros Morne a couple of weeks ago myself (at a campsite just a few minutes north of Rocky Harbour). We had a great time there! There are few pics on my blog from our hike up Gros Morne! I have some awesome pics of Moose from the park also, i'll post a couple on my blog when I get back to my apt (in a couple of weeks) for you!
Must be going again.... BTW, I love the sign pic!!!! I never noticed the yarn on highway signs before...but i'll be sure to check now!!! hehe..........and I had a great time at the ferry terminal as well knitting haha (in Nova Scotia)...seems we've had some similar experiences! ^_^
Ah, Steph!! You've outdone yourself when my two youngest boys (17 yrs and 19 yrs) had to come over to the computer to see what the sock has seen!! This post deserves to be re-read many times! Jenny
If Jason King ever becomes single again, I want you to notify me! Oh, and the sock looks lovely, too, of course! ;)
I would have SO stolen that road sign. I would have figured something out. Maybe wrapped it up in newspaper and told the airline it was a REALLY big thing that was used in my sick second cousin's sister's aunt's dialysis machine. They might have caught me. But I would have SO stolen it.
I just LOVE the signs in Canada- they are so helpful! I would have been running off the road to take that picture too- awesome.
The picture of your kids swimming was great- you should blow that up and frame it or something.
Sigh. I wish I was back up in the Maritimes... It is so beautiful. My guy and I were just up there and he asked me to marry him on a beach in PEI. :)
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