What I Did On My Summer Vacation 09-05-22

What I Did On My Summer Vacation

Well kids…it’s time to come up with a concise “elevator speech.” You’ll need to summarize, “What I did on my Summer vacation” again.

What I Did On My Summer Vacation?…Apparently I Got Old

Granted, I’m unshaven and unshowered in the feature photo today. But I think I’ve reached another level in aging based on how I look. But other than that, what did I do these past couple of months?


One of the few exercise activities that Thaddeus enjoys is bicycling. We enjoy doing it together as well, so it’s become a favorite thing to do.

We have some beautiful bike paths. And honestly, I never get tired of riding in this area.

Retreat Preparation

There’s quite a bit of time and effort that goes into organizing the Men’s Knitting Retreats. And since I was forced to miss the Spring retreat in May, I have been putting a lot of care and love into preparing for the Fall retreat in two weeks.

I can’t wait to be back up at Easton Mountain with 35 other guys to celebrate all things yarn. And the things to do between now and then will only increase.


I’ve created a total of 30 blog entries this past Summer.

Perhaps that doesn’t seem like a lot. But the knitting and crocheting and cranking to keep creating content…the photography and editing and the writing of the blog. It’s substantial. Fortunately, I love writing this blog.

So…what did YOU do over your Summer vacation?

Current Knitting

I finished the two additional hats that I used as examples in the “eliminate the jog” video tutorial.

Derek Hats 09-05-22 01

I did have to rip out the stripes on the one hat I knit “with jogs” and re-knit it without them.

The other project is a simple garter-striped scarf (knit lengthwise).

Garter Striped Scarf 09-05-22 01

Using up odds and ends of fingering/sock weight yarns, I’m simply making a LONG scarf by alternating yarns. This will eventually show up in my Craft Show inventory.

2 comments on “What I Did On My Summer Vacation

  1. I listened to a ton of dog training podcasts and worked on getting ready in general in preparation for the puppy I got on July 31st! Fiber wise I took a painted warp workshop and wove 2 scarves and bought a bigger loom and sold a smaller one.

    1. I live in a tiny house, and therefore I’ve resisted the siren call of weaving for quite awhile now. Someday I’m going to build a she-shed, which will actually be a tiny weaving house. I mean the house will be tiny, not the weaving.

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