In 2007, my family decided that instead of getting gifts, we would spend a whole weekend together. We enjoyed it so much that we’ve decided to do it every year since. This year was the 9th.
This is where we stayed. I think we all instantly fell in love with this place.
If you look through the dining room windows, you might be able to see the water. I can’t even imagine how beautiful this place is in the summer.
I packed more knitting than clothes! Naturally.
Jacob did the driving while I knit. What a good son.
Kayla apparently doesn’t like her picture taken but I got her anyway. And little Callie there in the corner.
We took the ferry, which is one of my favourite things in the whole world. It was cold and rainy but my sister and I made the best of it.
Yes! I was still wearing my flip-flops.
After we settled in, picked our rooms for the weekend and put away all the food, the shenanigans started.
My sister couldn’t help herself. We used to do this as young girls in our footie-pyjamas.
Then we ate. Yum.
After supper, we watched funny moves and laughed all night.
I made this.
On Saturday morning, my sister and I got up WAY before everyone else and watched Cool as Ice. Ever see that movie? If you were a teenager in the early 90’s, you’ve at least heard of it. Maybe it’s time you watched it.
My mom and I, (and Jacob – yay), went to check out this cute little yarn shop – Rose haven Yarn Shop as per our little annual tradition. If you’re ever in Picton, stop in.
The three generations. I love this picture. (Check out that kid’s beard! Seriously.)
That night, I started and finished my Arika Cowl. Such a fun, easy and quick knit. AND, I love working with Cascade Eco. I still have so much of this yarn left that I might make myself a matching hat just like the one I made my sister.
Saturday night was also game/gift night. My mom goes all out every year. We play this card game and everyone ends up with a bunch of stuff. It’s so much fun.
Then we take our traditional family photo.
We took it easy on Sunday morning and I made a cowl.
I was really bummed when I got home last night – I miss all my people.
BUT, I have lots of things to get done this week, one of which is to make the videos for my second workshop on Wednesday. I’m excited. And to top it all off, I decided to have another before Christmas because people kept asking. I already have 5 people signed up. How exciting.
Well, that’s enough for today. I must hem some work pants.