Friday, April 13, 2012

Ahoy Matey!

Time for another vacation!

I told you before I was headed across the Atlantic Ocean on a cruise.  The time is here, we are leaving from Florida on Sunday.  It is a 14 day cruise, with 7 days at sea to cross the Atlantic.  Then we have stops at the Canary Islands, Portugal and several in Spain.

My bags are packed - I've removed several pieces of clothing, after thinking about what I really needed - and added another ball of yarn.   Really, what is more important - looking nice for people you will never see again (except TanMan and our friends) or having enough projects to knit??

I'm just finishing up Color Affection.  I think I might have it done in a few days and I don't want to stop working on it.  I've also got the Maltese shawl and my BeeKeepers Quilt hexipuffs.

The lady friend going along is also a knitter - I taught her to knit 5 years ago when the four of us rented a house together for a month in Florida.  Well, actually we rented it for 2 months, but TanMan discovered he had cancer, and we had to cut our time in Florida short for him to begin treatment (but I digress).

She has continued to knit and make some lovely items, but hasn't tackled a lace shawl yet.  Since we will have lots of time to work on the lace, I suggested she try Traveling Woman.  She will be using some lovely Studio June Sydney Sock yarn.   Naturally, I thought I should knit the same project, so I am using Miss Babs Yummy sock yarn in Deep Sea Jellyfish (love the name, don't you?).

I'm hoping there is cheap wifi on board, so I can share a few thoughts along the way.  If not, I will fill you in on the adventure once I return.

I'm leaving you with this flamingo on a pillow. Why?  When grandson Mason was ready to leave our condo to fly back to MI, he asked me if I saw what he left me on my pillow.   He said he moved the flamingo from the dresser and put it on my pillow, so I could sleep with it when he was gone.  How sweet is that?

So I'm leaving you all a flamingo on your pillow!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Happy Easter Weekend!

I've been having a super busy week. Oldest Son and grandson Mason are here for spring break week. It has been a blast, but I think we are all exhausted. The boys leave tomorrow.

They had a ton of fun in the surf...

On our way to Orlando, we stopped at Plant City for the famous strawberry shortcake.  Take a look at the Strawberry King and Prince that I found!  (Oldest Son was talking on the phone to work - but I took the pic anyway).

We spent the night at a hotel in Orlando, then a full day at the Magic Kingdom.  Mason was so excited to stay in a hotel - it was the first time he had ever done that.

 Disney was tons of fun - but almost "too much" for 5 year old Mason. It was so crowded, it was sunny and hot - many rides had 60+ min waiting times. We managed to do some fun rides and avoid those crazy lines, but it was a long, long day.

Nice photo with Donald in Frontier Land.  Yeah - we took him on Splash Mountain - I think that was his favorite ride.

Here they are after a long day at Disney.  Three thumbs up and still smiling.

Not much crafting has been done. I knit a little bit on my Kauni design, it is about 70% done, and I was hoping to get it done before our cruise, but I'm starting to have my doubts.

I also need to decide what project to bring on the cruise. I think it might be time to bring the Crystel Seyfarth out of hibernation. But then there is Color Affliction, that is almost done. And I wish I could bring the needle point too. What is a girl to do? Especially when I am going to need my suitcase for clothes (gasp) and not yarn.

I guess that is all for now.

The Easter Bunny and I wish you a happy Easter weekend!