Ok first- an admission. I cheated on the media fast I was doing and checked my email. But only a couple times, and only once per day when I did check it (ahem, I have checked my email at least a dozen times today, by compassion. So much for killing THAT habit). I did NOT want to come back to thousands (and thousands) of junk emails. I did at least leave my phone off though!
Even if I had wanted to check my email more, it would have been difficult- even when I was in a place that actually had reception (and I was in a couple places where there was no reception for even radio due to high walls). My kindle works in a pinch for checking email (but not for replying, the typing is too slow). It actually worked a LOT better than my mom's phone, so much so that she also used her Kindle to check her email. Near the end of the 3 weeks I was actually finally near internet again- but most of it was so horribly slow I it was a huge pain to do anything (exception being yacht club outstation docks).
Will I be doing it again? Only if I am on vacation (and clearly I can't even manage that, ha!). I would like to get down to checking email only once a day. Eventually (not possible just yet due to time sensitive projects unrelated to yarn!).
Wendy's cat. More specifically, we went from Seattle up to Canada for 3 weeks, most to areas around Desolation Sound. My parent's cats came with. My cat stayed home since he doesn't like their cats... or loud motors.
We had a lot of fun- I got way more reading done that I did knitting though, probably because I perfected my knitting-and-reading-at-the-same-time technique.
More on the boat trip, what I knit, and what knitting stuff I travel with later! I didn't bring my wheel this year, just lots of yarn!
was really impressed by the peas I picked.
Whoops, you can see a mistake in the double knit cuff- I pulled the yarn to the front instead of back to start the round, and didn't notice it until I was knitting the heel. Loving the double knit cuff/hem- a nice change from ribbing, and top down means I just start it on the cast on, so no worrying about a neat bind off.
Welcome back! Your vacation sounds very relaxing!
I'd love to knit and read for a few weeks. Cute socks too (I also knit loosely, it's a pain trying to match gauge)
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