Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Went to Michigan and back!

I took a quick trip to Whitelake, Michigan to go to my nephew's graduation party and see where my brother and his family moved. They have a delightful home and seem to be in a lovely area. When I heard prices etc. all I could think was WHY am I still in NJ?
We went into Detroit Sat. morning and walked on the Riverview, while some of the guys went to a train show and on Sunday we went on a few pontoon boats on Whitmore Lake. I don't do lake swimming so I sat around and got a sun burn and ate junk food!
In all this traveling I did get my sockapalooza socks done. I use Tofutsies sock yarn. This is a blend of wool, soysilk, cotton and chitin actually made from shrimp and crab shells. It does feel nice BUT was one of the most miserable yarns I have ever worked with. It was splitty, and slippery and totally irritating. I was trapped in the car a total of TWENTY HOURS so I finished these socks but I'll never use this stuff again! It was such a pleasure to cast on with STR again!

1 comment:

Katya said...

So glad you got a chance to get away! Sounds like you had a very productive time, to be sure!
Well, NY and NJ are so close, I think we must be paying for the whole country sometimes! But, as Mark reminds me, we also receive some of the best perks in the form of highways, parks and often, just life in general. What made HIM so optimistic? hehehehe
That yarn sounds like it was a bear to work with. I want so badly to take a wee vacation to Webs yarns in Massachusetts. OK, so I *WANT* to travel! Have you ever been there or bought from them?
I need to get some sweaters made. I love hand knit sweaters better than any others!!!!