Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Vacation & Knitting again

After my horrible airline experience last week, it was nice to see this:


We went to Ruidoso, New Mexico for a short trip - its hard to believe that this is only 3 hours from the desert (which is currently 85 degrees - yay spring!) This picture was taken from a fabulous casino/hotel on the Apache Indian reservation. It's surreal to see a giant casino, complete with an underground parking garage, in the middle of a rural mountain area. Of course we weren't staying there, but since the view was so awesome, and the building so relaxing (lots of comfy couches), I'm hoping to scrape together the cash to stay there on our next visit. (Inn of the Mountain Gods)

Since I am currently on spring break (ahh, my last spring break ever), I've had a little time to knit. I started Green Gable, which I've had my eye on for a while. I know from experience that ZephyrStyle patterns knit up really, really small, so I bought extra yarn - Cotton Fleece on sale! I'm hoping to wear this to Maryland Sheep & Wool in May, so I have incentive to finish it within a month.

Also, the socks in a 2-stitch cable pattern are nearing completion. I'm not sure how much yarn they will take, so I'm knitting them to the same length, then dividing the rest in half. Considering that its already 85 degrees in March, I'm not sure how much use I will get out of them in the near future.

2 comments:

reluctantMANGO said...

Glad your trip's more peaceful than your flight! What lovely scenery, good inspiration it seems for knitting! The socks look great, and Green Gable is a superb choice for MDSW... you'll get such cool tan lines through the mesh :)

Yarn Mama... said...

Glad to see there's wonderful sunshine and that you're with the one you love! I hope you have a great time! And when you come back, please bring some nice warm weather. I'm ready for it.

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