Sunday, September 13, 2009


Hi Knitters,
When we were in Door County we rented this pair of aqua bikes. We had never seen this type of bike/paddle boat before. We all took turns riding for an hour or so and it was really fun. There were single bikes, too. You could go farther and a lot faster and far more comfortably than on a traditional paddle boat. Gliding along.
Here are all four kids on the bikes. I don't know, I just found these interesting, maybe you've known about aqua bikes for awhile and I am behind the times in aqua bikes. Could very well be.

I have been collecting links for you again. There is never-ending crafting inspiration on the internet, we really are lucky. I can't ever get over all of the creative talent out there in the world. I wonder what my life would have been like if when I was growing up all of these crafting resources had been available at my fingertips. I'll never know but I imagine it would have been very different for me. I may have gotten started on my current path a lot earlier in life. It's kind of fun to think about.

Here you go with some top-notch links:
Salty handmade caramels on etsy- I am ordering these for sure. Salt AND caramel? Yes.
Edible Distractions blog - food and fun around the town and her Friday Favorites can't be missed. This is where I bookmark a lot of links.
Elle Decor Goes to Manhattan by Ingrid Abramovitch (one of Artisan Books own:)-a fun read.
Hannah Fettig's adorable knitted auto vest-too good! Get this pattern, Hannah is brilliant.
Knitters hit Brooklyn Heights-unbelievably fun knitting on the streets-wish I was there, be sure to look through the photos. I would go crazy if I saw this somewhere around my city.
Amy Butler's new fabric line called, Love. Well, I l.o.v.e. it. The projects are incredible.

That should keep you busy for awhile if you choose to look. Thank you to all of the fun readers who send me fun links. Keep it coming.
best, susie


Kate (KnitsInClass) said...

Love the link for the caramels - unfortunately, I would probably eat a whole stick at once! (or just keep cutting pieces one after the other until I had consumed it within a day)

We have aqua bikes at our cabin - they technically belong to the local inn, so we haven't had much chance to use them. My boys are anxiously awaiting to be big enough to ride. We only have singles - the doubles look so fun!

Renee said...

Those bikes look like a lot of fun!

Thank you for the links ~ they'll keep me busy for a while for sure.

rohanknitter said...

Looks like Nicolet Bay to me!! (We love Door County!!!!) We've never tried those, the husband always wants to go out on the sailboats. It's all fun though!

barb said...

Thank you for letting me live friviously thru your blogs. I LOVE reading what you have done over the weekend. And, THANK YOU for all the fun sites you post. I don't know where you find the time to find them.

barb in MI

Ertman-Trowbridge Family said...

So, I went to check out the salty caramels (one of my most favorite things in this world) and they were already sold out (as of yesterday). Major bummer.

I have seen the aqua bikes but have never used one. Perhaps next summer (when I am not pregnant with child no. 2) I will find the opporunity to use one.

Valerie in MI

ErikaC said...

Those aqua bikes are seriously cool! I've never seen them before and now must try it! :)

Lacey said...

I saw this on etsy and thought of you and your daughter. :D Maybe something she needs by the fairy house.