I managed to finish off the last sock of the pair I had been making en route to the airport to USA and at knit night whilst I was there just in the nick of time for the end of Socktober. Tamyra is very pleased with the result. I do fear that the bad influence [...]
Archive for October, 2011
My spell check amused me but this post is really a Socktober post. I did manage to make one pair of socks whilst I was on my travels. I knit the first one on the plane over to the USA and did a lot of the second on my way to South Dakota and then [...]
I did get to see something quite breathtaking (other than firemen and cute male nurses) in South Dakota which were the Badlands. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves but must say that I’m definitely going back there.
I think the only thing in my favor is that I’m home sick. pao has redoubled efforts by also being sick with never-ending migraine since Wednesday afternoon. I have had a couple of walks round the village but have mainly been a pet entertainment centre when awake or warmer when asleep. Oh, and Phoebe? She [...]
I did manage one day of fun before I ended up in ER! Eileen and I left St Paul at 5am the day after I arrived on our way to our adventure in the Badlands. Our first stop was to admire the world’s only corn palace which was made of.. Corn! It did smell rather [...]
I got a great chance to hang out with Jeanne, Chris and Louise for some knitting on Friday before we left. It was a great evening and the kittens were fun. Louie is smarter than he makes out as he made an aerial assault on my knitting when we least expected it.
The pneumonia is still kicking me hard so energy levels are very low. I have been cheering myself up by looking at kittens.
Jeanne suggested a trip to a great yarn store as I mentioned I still had a fair bit of space in my suitcase. I bought a pattern and some yarn for a Highland Fling shawlette substituting the recommended yarn with Alpaca Sox. As you can see my first attempts as making bobbles were a little [...]
Arrived home in one piece to find amazing friends had cleaned house in addition to looking after cats and giving us lifts. Phoebe is the only cat who missed us and Sirius and Tamyra are making their displeasure known! We do miss Louie who amused us greatly by breaking into pao’s bag and stealing a [...]
Today’s the day we have to leave the lovely hospitality of Jeanne and Michael and wonderful kitties to go home to the UK. We had such a good time despite the pneumonia with them and Eileen, Scott, Gretchen, Chris and Louise amongst others. Thank you so much xxx