We did go north this weekend and I'm glad. It was very quiet at the lake for the last big weekend of the summer -- the weather was nice, so that was a little surprising, but also fine by me. It was pretty low-key -- card games, knitting (me), reading, s'mores. We bought milk on the way and I must have had my mind on something else when I agreed that a gallon of milk would be enough for 2+ days/8 people -- we arrived Saturday afternoon and by bedtime, we were down a half-gallon. So we also went "to town" on Sunday for milk and whatever, which included a couple of yard sales and the consignment shop where I bought the yarn for the shawl on my last visit... where I bought more yarn on this visit...
I decided in the car that I was going to finish the shawl this weekend -- it seemed appropriate. My nephew (he helped me wind the hank into a ball a few weeks ago) was also at the lake and he seemed impressed with the fact that the big ball of yarn had been nearly used up. Here's a better pic of the pattern and it's quite true for color.
We had a quick visit with Kt on our way home and now it's back to business/school as usual. Except Ai... her first day of classes is tomorrow and it will be a bit different than her last, but no doubt she'll quickly fall in.
Thank you for all the tips regarding black walnuts. I rolled my eyes when I first heard about driving over them with a car, but I see it is a method employed by many. The harvest continues!