and we even got to spend the night on a boat!
What did I do on the boat?
Aside from tasting some Michigan wines (very, very sweet) during the evening sail and watching the sunset and being generally blissed out on VACATION!!!, I started an Isabella tank in red Karabella Vintage Cotton. Every time a spring/summer sale rolls around at a yarn store, I go in all hopeful and leave all dejected because lightweight springy yarns tend not to come in my kind of colors - I don't do so well in pastels. So when I found this deep red cotton at my LYS I jumped on it. (I also bought a skein of pretty dark blue/brown/grey Madelinetosh so that I could see what you all are so excited about, as I've never knit with it before and my LYS just started carrying it!)
I'm liking it so far, thought I always find cotton so splitty and I don't know why I keep gravitating towards projects on tiny needles (the ToL afghan was a great break from that - size 8s seemed so luxurious!). We got back from our trip last Sunday and work was pretty hectic this week, but I got to spend some time sitting on the deck in the 75 degree weather today, knitting and savoring another Michigan summer staple.
So long summer, I hope we sent you off in style.