Sunday, August 21, 2016

Yopping in Croatia - August 21

Whew, I do have a couple of things to add to this week.

I made a little progress on my C2C

which will end up a doll blanket because I am learning this with some left over DK weight yarn.


I started my husband's socks yesterday.... no easy feat (pun intended) when you are knitting in 30 degree celcius temperatures.

other than that I have:

- had dinner with my hundred year old aunt

- took train to New York City from New Jersey

- visited Times Square at night

- visited the 9/11 memorial at ground zero in New York City

- walked to Battery Park to see the Statue of Liberty

- took the train to JFK airport

- flew to Oslo

- paid a ridiculous amount of money for dinner in Oslo

- Flew to Split, Croatia

- hugged my daughter tight, and my new son-in-law too

- swam in the Adriatic Sea

- ate Croatian bar-b-que

- swam in the Adriatic Sea

- walked around the Dioclatian Palace that Split resides in

- swam in the Adiatic Sea

- ate Octopus for the first time - and it was breakfast! (Although it was 3:30 in the afternoon).

That was my week. Yours?

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Year of Projects - August 14 - 20

Well I did get 31 squares done for my sock yarn blanket before I left for New York, so that is one thing.

I did swatch for my husband's socks using Briggs and Little sport yarn, so I am ready to start knitting on the airplane on Tuesday night.

I am about 20 rows in on my C2C blanket which I worked on during the five hour flight last Thursday - although it seemed for every two rows I had to rip one out because I was watching movies, and learning to crochet this pattern needs attention.

By the way - watch the movie Eddie the Eagle - it is such a lovely film.

Mostly though I have been celebrating with part of my extended family my Aunt's 100th birthday.

Such a wonderful four days, not much knitting, but lots of love and joy, laughter and stories.

I am the one on the left!