Hello again! Sorry for the lack of posts, I was on vacation. I’ve been back for almost a week now and I’ve been so busy and I’m still not entirely unpacked… Anyway, we had a relaxing vacation on Cape Cod, MA. My aunt lives in Truro and has a lovely house on the beach (the bay side), and she invited us to visit. This post will not contain much knitting content, nor did I go to any knitting stores while on vacation, but I’ll return to knitting related stuff in a few weeks (after I’m finished with my current project).
DH and I flew into Boston and met up with my brother Dave at the airport. He flew in the same day from Chicago and arrived about 30 minutes before us. Then we took a Boston Harbor Cruises ferry to Provincetown which takes about 90 minutes. The ferry has a main cabin room with movie style seats and booths with tables. It was a really comfortable ride with great views, and I was able to get some knitting done to boot! I didn’t go above because it was kind of windy, thought Markus did. I don’t know why there’s a person laying there, maybe (s)he got sea sick?
My aunt was waiting in Provincetown to meet us with her new 6 month old puppy Schatzi. Schatzi is a hound/lab mix and is just about the sweetest, cutest dog ever! I really wanted to take her home with me…
Most vacations involve too much planning and stacks of guide books. I’ve been to the Cape more times than I can remember and even lived there for a summer, so I didn’t feel the need to cram my trip with touristy things. However, one exception to this is Provincetown.
You can’t spend time on Cape Cod without visiting Privincetown and eating some fried dough from the Portuguese Bakery on Commercial Street. Here I am with a mouth full of sugary goodness.
We had some mixed weather, but on the nice days we went down to the beach at low tide. I LOVE collecting shells and beach glass, and got very obsessed with it. We found tons of brown and clear glass, some green glass and only two small pieces of royal blue glass.
I found some cute hermit crabs near Pamet river at low tide, too.
I’m not an ocean swimmer (too much seaweed for my liking), and I really prefer going to the beach at low tide just to wander around. These rocks were really that green! And I’m all covered up in this photo because I got a nasty sunburn the day before.
We spent a lot of time just sitting around on the deck enjoying the views while I knit and the guys read. And check out what Dave got me for my birthday. A signed copy of Ysolda Teague’s pattern book! What a great brother I have. He went to the yarn store in Urbana especially for me when Ysolda was in town, and said he felt pretty awkward being surrounded by knitters and yarn since he’s not a knitter. But my dear friend Laura happened to be at the store and chatted with him. How sweet! 🙂 Thanks Dave!
The one thing I seem to miss out on now that I’m designing is knitting for pleasure. I never seem to have time anymore! I’d really like to knit Ysolda’s Ishbel shawl one of these days. Queue that up after my WIPs are done (Interweave project, Mar’s socks, my Kate’s Cardigan…)