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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tuesday in Myrtle Beach

We were stuck at home this morning waiting for the washing machine man. We had a small problem but now it's fixed. Then we headed out to play golf. This is #10 where we started. A few dark clouds but we were going anyway.
 #10-12 were good. Just a touch of rain but nothing to drive you off the course. Then we hit #13. Torrential rains. We were soaked.
Fortunately for us, our house us on the 14th tee. We put the cart in the garage for 45 minutes until the rain slowed. We finished the first nine and it was raining again so we packed it in. We changed and then headed to Murrell's Inlet for River City Cafe. Yummy!!

It's been a long day so we're sitting on the couch watching TV. I'm so tired that I can't even pick up my knitting. It's hard to believe that I actually wrote that.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday in Myrtle

We're having fun. We haven't spent much time at home but when we're here there is puzzling by Beth and knitting by me.

And shopping. Beth has wanted a bike for some time and we bought one this morning. The store had her ride it around in the parking lot to make sure that everything fit her right.

We've added a basket and a bell. She is very happy. Spoky Dokies (not sure how to spell it) would have put her over the top but they didn't have them. I forgot - she bought a helmut as well.

When we got home she took it for a quick spin around our house. It was quick because the weather is very hot and humid. We're thinking about golfing later this afternoon if it doesn't rain. It's already poured once and the clouds are very dark. If not, there are chores to be done. Bank. Shopping for my mom. Lunch....

Yes, it rained. I had a nap - that's what you're supposed to do on vacation. Beth continued on her puzzle. Now we're heading out.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

That is purple

My dad is always finding things to do around our house. The front door wasn't in good shape so he had it replaced. Today it was painted. And I didn't choose the colour.
Tiny who has a painting company and Nancy our landscaper picked this out. How can a purple door be a bad thing?
There was a bit of knitting this afternoon. And more after the picture was taken. I'm almost to the second eyelet section.
The sun room is almost done. We need a few chairs for the table and then one big comfy chair for the corner. I am so in love with the floor. I would like this for the house in Ancaster.
We went to Barnes and Noble after dinner so that Beth could buy some puzzles. She is planning on sitting out here tomorrow and having fun. I'll be out here knitting.

Friday, July 18, 2014

We're Here

It was a very uneventful day. We left early for the airport in case there was a long line at the border. The line wasn't too bad so we were very early. Breakfast/lunch at Panera Bread. Then off to the airport - still very early. The golf was on the radio so we sat in the truck for a bit listening.
This is how close you park to the terminal.
I finished a few rows while we were sitting there.
Our ride.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Ready to Go

Packing for a week in Myrtle Beach is very easy. I have clothes and hair care products there. The only things I need are my computer, iPad, makeup and knitting. Carry on for me. Which would be a lot easier to pack if I had brought the small suitcase home from the store. A small detour in the morning.

The alarm went off at 4am and I got up to watch the golf. The bad news - I'm tired. The good news - I got lots of knitting done. I'm through the fifth eyelet pattern on Auburn Wave.
This Auburn Wave is going to be put aside now and the next one will be cast on tonight so it's ready for the plane. I have this season of Elementary on my iPad so I'm set.

This is the weather forecast for while we're away.
Humid with thunderstorms. Welcome to Myrtle Beach in July.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


Who doesn't love a free pattern?
This is the Voyager Wrap from Mrs. Crosby. You can download the pattern for free on Ravelry. The wrap is shown in Carpet Bag and you will need 4 skeins. I'm thinking one of the new multi-colours.
Bahama Woodstar
Varied Bunting
Flame Colored Tanager
Northern Parula
African Grey

Kim Hargreaves newest pattern book just arrived.
A sunkissed collection with a 70's vibe! Kim's latest book contains 21 simple, stylish knits including textured sweaters, classic cardigans and contemporary accessories.

The Amazing Race last night was great. It seems like the challenges on the Canadian version are harder than the American one. Beth and I would have blown away the detour last night. We learned how to clean fish at a very young age. Dad would take us fishing at the cottage and if we caught anything he would clean it and we would have it for dinner. I haven't done it in years but it would come back to me. The hockey players are going to be very hard to beat. Physically they are amazing. It will come down to the thinking challenges.

I think I've decided on my vacation knitting. Another Auburn Wave. Perfect for the airport and plane. I'm going to use Mrs. Crosby Hat Box in a new colour - Rueppell's Griffon. Hat Box is a sport weight yarn (a touch thicker than the fingering weight that the pattern calls for) so I'm going to use 4.5mm needles.
The next few days are going to be long. The Open (British Open golf tournament) comes on TV at 4am tomorrow and Friday morning. Tiger tees off at 4:04am tomorrow so you know we will be up watching. Knitting time!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Good. Bad. Good.

It's a good news, bad news day. A box arrived from Rowan with Windswept.
Marie Wallin's first exclusive collection, Windswept is a celebration of traditional fairisle and cable patterning with a hint of crochet.  Containing 12 modern and classic fitting garments that are perfect to wear at home or on bracing country or seaside walks that look great styled with tartans and plaids.

The bad news. It looks like the fall Rowan won't be here until the end of the month. The magazines haven't arrived in the US yet. 

I don't want to end the post on bad news so here is more good news. Mr. UPS brought in 2 boxes from Mrs. Crosby at closing time. The new colours are here in Satchel and Hat Box. This could change my vacation knitting plans. More pictures tomorrow.