Wednesday, April 12, 2006


So physically I'm home, but mentally, I'm still here.
This is the view from our bedroom window on Sanibel Island. It's what I woke up to every morning for a week. The view has been improved greatly due to the hurricanes a year and half ago. Some significant trees were lost. Sorry for the trees but I have a wonderful view of the gulf from bed! The weather was wonderful and each day was better than the one before. My days were simple. Wake up, knit for a while, by 10:00 it's off the the pool or the beach. Lunch at 2 and then back to the sun until 5:00 or so when the cocktail flag comes up. Shower and dinner follow. Next day - repeat. I know a person would eventually have to do more than just this, but damn, why?
I did knit this:
"Embossed Leaves" from Interweave Winter/2005 in Opal UNI 1267. It's not that vibrant of a blue in person. I knit socks via Magic Loop. When I do the second one I'll move the stitches around so that I don't start with two purl stitches at the beginning of the needle. It made for way to wide of a rib gap. The pattern is very easy to follow and the sock was pretty much done on the flight down to Florida. Why isn't the second one done?
Because I had to do this on for a class I'm teaching:
(ISH - no, we do not have green hard wood floors!!) This is Thuja from Winter 2005 Knitty. I re-wrote this pattern, with the author'sermission for Magic Loop and teach it as a class. It had to be finished for a class last night and I got it done just in time. It's done in Artyarns Supermerino but I don't know what colorway. I really love this pattern. Fast, easy, and stretchy. Can't wait to start the next one.
So it's back to real life for me. I hope it'll go easy.