Monday, June 25, 2012

Amish country

We had a wonderful time in Lancaster, Pennsylvania this past weekend!  We spent a lot of time just driving around, looking at the beautiful countryside.

We saw lots and lots of these:
... and now Paul wants to buy one.  He was upset that we would be missing the carriage auction that is coming up next weekend.

We also drove through the city of Lancaster.  The only picture I have of that is this:
The county jail.  No joke!

And then there was this REALLY touristy place:

And this REALLY yummy sticky bun cart that Paul happened to see on a map:

We also went to a car show/swap meet in Carlisle:

This was my kind of place because they had:
That actually says "Women's Oasis"
So great!  A tent full of vendors selling jewelry, bags, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, chair massages and more. They need to have one of these at ALL the car events.

On the way home we made a stop at Hershey's Chocolate World:

Mmmmm.  Chocolate.  Needless to say, we came home with a lot of it.  Paul resisted the urge to buy the HUGE five pound bar.  He got two half pound bars instead.

We went on the cheesy (chocolatey?) ride that tells you how chocolate is made:
That floor is constantly moving (slowly) clockwise with the carts, to make it easier for them to get as many people as possible on the ride.  So, the workers that are helping you into the cart have to be constantly walking to stay in one spot!

Of course there was knitting in the car on the ride there and back.  I already changed my mind about my Knitting Olympics project.  I couldn't stop thinking about my Tudor Henley, which I had chosen to finish as my project.  And since it is supposed to be my "vacation knitting"....
I had decided not to work on my Celes Shawl (the Altamont Fair project) since it involved a chart and it would be harder to work on in the car.    But, by the time we were on the way home, I was at a part in the henley that I had to keep consulting the pattern and I started getting nauseous!  So, I pulled out a pair of socks I had been working on for about two years and finished the first one:
These are the socks that I take with me to doctor's appointments or anywhere I think I might have to be waiting in line.  I never work on them at home, which is why it's taking so long to finish them.  And I love this sock yarn - it's Malabrigo sock, which is also what i used to make the little lace shorty sock recently.  Love. It.  So soft and nice to work with.

Now I have to come up with another project for the Knitting Olympics.  Oh, and have I mentioned the Tour de Fleece?  It goes along with the Tour de France cycling race!  Similar to the Knitting Olympics, you pick a spinning project to do during the time frame the Tour de France runs.  So, this might be where i spin some yarn that I will submit for judging at the fair.  We'll see.   I may or may not have been practicing my spinning the other day and I may or may not post a picture of my yarn at some point.

1 comment:

  1. I'm exhausted from this trip LOL !!! ...Luckly, it's armchair travel for me hahaha !

    BTW never saw that sock - bring it next time :) ..xo, me