Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Back home!

I had been meaning to post before I left on my trip, but this wasn't done until the night before (really, but I did meet a deadline!)

Montego Bay Scarf
Montego Bay Scarf by Amy Singer from Interweave Knits, summer 2007
Handmaiden Sea Silk - Wildflower. Excatly one skein.
US 8 needles

Montego Bay Scarf
A better picture of the fringe

Great pattern. Easy, well written, and I thought it knit up pretty fast. Definitely do the fringe - it was a pain (taking longer than I thought it would and the braiding hurt my hands after a while), but it really makes the scarf. I love Sea Silk! Unlike other silk yarns, it doesn't fuzz and has held up really well. And I wore this A LOT. It was perfect for Israel (where we went). It was pretty hot there (40 C one day in Tel Aviv!), and you just feel ick after a while travelling so it was great to just be able to throw on this and voila! feel a little nicer and semi-fashionable! And it helped with the packing: I was gone for over 2 weeks all together, so the packing definitely could get out of control. But have you heard this tip? Only pack 2-3 colors. So, according to the scarf, it was pinks, blues, browns. I only took one, really stuffed, backpack.

We had a great time. I went with my sister and we stayed with old friends so it was nice to catch up. Neither of us had been there before, so there was a lot to see and I think that we made a dent. And we really enjoyed eating there: all of the fresh fruits and salads, the emphasis on breakfast, hafuch (cappuccino, one of 2 Hebrew words I learned), and falafel and hummus galore!

Hello from Jerusalem!
How random! A restaurant called Cynthia and Me in the Old City!

And on any vacation, especially one with over 24 hours of flying all together, there must be vacation knitting:
Jules Sock #1
Jules Socks by Kate Blackburn from the Inside Loop (a new online knitting magazine!) in STR

I did cast on the second sock on the trip ... but just the cuff because between the touring, hanging out with old friends, and sleeping (it was vacation!) there just wasn't a lot of knitting time. Of course, in my overstuffed bag, there was yarn for a second sock project, just in case...


Desiknitter said...

Pretty scarf! Sounds like you had a very nice time - I love the photo of the sloping passageway.

Grace said...

The scarf looks great! I think the Wildflower colorway is especially gorgeous.

Courtney said...

That scarf is fantastic! I love it.

Looks like you had a fun trip. The picture of you in front of the cafe with your name is too cute. :)

karen said...

i think a nice picture to add would be a large ball of yarn floating in the dead sea.

-yours, karen