It's rained on and off here for the last few days, but we grabbed a sunny afternoon and headed out to Devil's Lake with my parents. We've come every year since I was my son's age… Deep lake, but shallow beach, so the kids could play with their Boogie Boards until their lips turned blue–then Li'l A buried himself in sand to warm up. Belle didn't mind the cold.
Here's a view of the beach from the rocky trail.
My dad and the kids hiked up the tumbled rocks, and they climbed all the way to the top–500 feet, according to the ranger. Belle was determined that they would make it, even when they had to scramble and grab for roots and toeholds. I didn't even know there was a trail way up there!
You can barely make out my dad's white shirt in this pic.
While they climbed, I enjoyed the view and did some knitting–I can finally show you, because it's not Secret Design Knitting!
It's a Mad City Hat in progress–Li'l A picked out this yarn at Stitcher's Crossing a few weeks ago, and requested a winter hat. Here's the ribbed crown relaxing on one of the rocks. I modified the pattern a bit to be longer so he can have a double fold over his ears.
We swam again, ate bagels and cream cheese and headed back home on the ferry. Of course, we had to have some ice cream while we were waiting to cross…we returned home windblown, a little sunburnt, and pretty darned happy.
In Knitcircus news, Ms. SABLE has been working til all hours and we got Issue #7 sent off to the printer's today! Look for a sneak peek on her blog, and for another one here soon.