Sunday, May 24, 2009

Ther Yarnarian Bores You With Pictures!

Don't say I didn't warn you. I'm going to share the dreaded vacation pics with you. But don't worry; I'm only going to show a few. You are spared the umpteen pics I took of a little crab's shell.

First of all, our annual walk from the Cape Cod Nature Museum to the Bay. We love this walk, and if you time it right, sometimes you are the only people on the beach. You can only do this at low tide; otherwise the wooden planks across the bogs are flooded. So when you go, you can of course see way, way out.

Along the way, there is the Cape version of Stonehenge. A teeny weeny Stonehenge, more of a henge than a stone one.

Here's the view at bayside. The Bay is at the top of the Cape; the Sound points towards Nantucket. Just so you know. And if you go to Provincetown, you're right on the ocean.

Here is a mature moment on my part.

Are you asleep yet? No? I'm sorry. I'll bore you with more Cape pics tomorrow or Tuesday.

Knitting news: So look what I accomplished: making great progress on my cashmere scarf. It's JoJoland cashmere that I bought at the Stitching Bee. Delicious stuff, and I can't wait to drape it around my neck next winter. OK, I can wait, but it still is delicious!

Here's the Fairy Leaf scarf knitted in Penny sock yarn. It's a mess at this stage, but when I stretch it out, it really is lovely. I have about 10" to go on it.

And the sock yarn that I couldn't resist. It's by Wisdom Yarns, and is called Poems sock yarn. This is the first time I've seen it, and the price was OK, and I was so intrigued with it, that I even bought yet another circ needle. It's like eating potato chips: you just can't stop. This is the Diamonds Modular Scarf, but with a different decrease, and an added row. The added row was accidental, but I like it, and I have lots and lots of yarn here. I liked it so much that I went back and bought the other 2 colors that the shop had.

The decrease is: slip 2 stitches knitwise, k1, psso. This gives you that nice center line, and to make it come out right, you have to purl that center stitch on the wrong side.

And just because I really really couldn't resist it, here is Araucania yarn, Ruca, made from sugar cane. Truly weird, but the yarn has a sheen and is slippery and reminds me of bamboo. Of course, I needed to buy bamboo needles to deal with the slipperiness. I'm so glad I'm supporting the economy!

And finally, a pair of earrings and a pendant that I needed, bought at an antiques/stuff store.

Oh, in case you were wondering, I got 2 loads of laundry done, with many more to go!

Henya - I'm glad you like the pics. Maybe we need a laundry elf to do it while we're sleeping!

Linda - Clearly we're on the same page! Great minds...

Kay - Thanks!

It's Just Me Wendy (aka IJMW) - This is such a great nature walk. If you look at my current Meez, the background looks just like parts of the walk.


Henya said...

Thank you for the pictures, far from being bored, I loved them. Your knitting if very nice. Looks like you really enjoyed your vacation to the max.
As to the laundry, I have been trying for the past few years, but was unable to finish all of it.

Linda said...

I love your pictures. More, please. This may be as close as I ever get to Cape Cod from California.

And - great minds think alike. I'm doing a mitered scarf from PennyRose SOTM yarn - the one with the looooong color areas - and doing that increase because I wanted that line. Well, what more can I say?

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Those pictures were gorgeous!
Thanks for "boring" me with them.

Kay-From the Back Yard said...

I like your diamonds scarf!


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