Wow! Its been too long; but we had an amazing journey in New Zealand. We arrived home two weeks ago and its been pure craziness adjusting back to real life, the holidays, etc. I am planning on sorting through some pictures this week and will have more to show soon, but for now, a mosaic:
And, believe it or not, I have some knitting to show you! I found my knitting mojo in New Zealand (maybe it was all the sheep rubbing off on me) and I have some baby pants, a hat and some fingerless mitts almost ready to go! Happy holidays :)
We got off the plane, and boom, free Samsung computers to use! We got into Auckland after a long 13 hour flight from LA. We watched the sunrise this morning as we flew across the Ireland-like-green hills of the nothern island…. Its so beautiful and I can tell already that we won’t want to leave!
Okay, rental car check, bags check and we are off! I’ll try to post pictures here, or on my flickr. Will be in touch soon!!!
After a week long camping trip in SE Utah, we are revived mentally and back in to the swing of things. We had a great trip and spent lots of time hiking and enjoying the scenery. I will post some pictures soon, but here is something to get you going….
And, I’ll be updating the store tomorrow with loads of overdyes. Here is a little sneak peek –
From left to right: Rosewater, Mellow, Peacock and Mulberry Spice
Once again, I find myself behind on blogging. I feel like I have so much to share – and, so little time. This past week has been full of dyeing, reading, celebrating (it was my sort of Leap Day birthday), spinning, and seeing some good friends. Tonight in fact, we just got home from the Avalanche/Red Wings game; fun, fun!
Alas, the picture parade has to start somewhere. A few belated things from our Chicago trip:
On Saturday morning, we walked around the city. It was frigid and windy, but I finally got a chance to wear some handknits! If you ever need to search for winter during the winter, Chicago is a good place to start. We had a great time overall, we even had a chance to have a wonderful dinner at Frontera Grill. It’s hard to find restaurants that serve local, sustainable and healthy food. Major, major kudos to Rick!
And, a few snapshots from the wedding….. the happy couple and Scott with some of his high school buddies!
We also ended up making it to Loopy Yarns again this visit. They are now in a new, much more fabulous location. Since I’ve been in my knitting funk, I didn’t bring any knitting with me on the trip (just books). So, when I saw some yummy colored Cascade sock yarn, I knew I had to cast on immediately. I left with a centre-pull ball and a new Addi 32″ US1 needle (cause you can’t ever have enough sock needles, or sock yarn for that matter).
Voila! Some new socks for Scott are underway.