Sunday, July 24, 2011

Speed Adventuring, days 1 and 2

Day 1

Flew out of home airport to Houston.  So excited this morning I was just dancin' by time my ride came.  The flight was long but good.  The airplane was only about 1/3 full.  I had enough layover time in Houston to have lunch/dinner and get to my gate which involved riding a sky tram.  Way cool!  I arrived in Boston at about 11:30 p.m.   Nephew was nearby to pick me up and when we got home J was packing away!

Day 2

Long busy day.   J and I went for morning coffee, errands, and a pre-trip grocery run while S started packing the office.   Then we had lunch at Kelly's, roast beef sandwiches and salads all the way around.  S drove us to the North End and we went to the New England Aquarium.  It was busy but we still enjoyed the exhibits.  We went to the top of the big aquarium for the afternoon feeding time.   So cool to see a massive 540+lb sea turtle going after romaine lettuce!  We decided we were hungry enough for an early dinner and went to one of J's favorite Italian restaurants.

After dinner we came home and packed and packed and packed and packed!  I stayed out of the way finishing up the kitchen packing.  S. got after the technology, and big things that could be disassembled.  J. was a busy whirlwind of packing in the office and living room and looking after one last pre-trip load of laundry.  

Just as J. predicted I was starving hungry at about 9:30 p.m.   I had a snack, packed some more, and we're now finally getting ourselves to bed. 

Monday, July 18, 2011

The Tawny Shawl....all done......

This was a really fast knit.  I think I've gotten comfortable with this rib stitch.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Some knitting

I finished the purple scarf/shawl some time ago but never published a photo so here it is.

Lion Brand Homespun, Barrington 

 Lion Brand Homespun, Tudor

Lion Brand Homespun, Tawny
Interrupted Rib Stitch
aka: Chicken Wire stitch, coined by my brother.

These two stitch patterns have become my favorite for the Lion Brand Homespun.  I think it shows off the colors and textures of the yarn well.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

I had the most marvelous weekend....

I went to visit my sister and her husband and my brother and my dear sis-in-heart.   I enjoyed a lot of time with everyone and we went to a Butterflies Alive! exhibit twice.  As Sih put it the experience is magical.  We all had fun taking and later comparing photos.  Here are a few of mine.  I don't remember all the names:

A Luna Moth.  Hand sized.

White Peacock Butterfly

 Another moth, palm sized. 

 Water Lily, in the pond area.

 Sideways.  I'll come back and turn the picture, later.