Wednesday, June 16, 2010

J is for Journey and Joy

I guess this is a vacation from my chosen subject, Lancaster, PA, but I was invited along on a road trip to Ann Arbor, MI a few weeks ago and feel like veering off course with the letter J.

Of course, I got to knit during the eight hour car trip, going and coming, thanks to my friendly driver. What more could a girl want? Check out my beautiful shades of blue scarf, aptly
named the Lake Erie scarf. A picture just doesn't do it justice. Isn't it great to discover new yarn shops when you travel? I stopped at Busy Hands in downtown Ann Arbor and invested in some ice blue Reynolds Blizzard
super bulky yarn for the Weekend Pullover I've been wanting to knit. I highly recommend knitting a toasty warm sweater in June.......visions of snowflakes anyone?

I learned a lot about Michigan on this trip, mostly about food and friends and happy family events. Zingerman's Deli provided the most delicious food, my favorite being their mac & cheese, no, maybe it was their sandwiches, or maybe the breads and pastries..... I could go on.
Life is a journey, with many twists and turns along the way. Some of them good, some bad.

J is also for Johns Hopkins, where I will go in July in search of a diagnosis for my periods of unsteadiness that have bothered me since a year ago May. Keep good thoughts. :)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

It's been a month!

Mayday! Thank goodness it's June. I ended the month with a grand bout of unsteadiness, but I'm down to a slight wavering motion after three days.

I finished my Clapotis on the car ride to Ann Arbor, all but the last few stitches, which I'm saving for knit night at LYS. Today, I completed a pretty little baby sweater for my daughter's new niece, Violet Mari Hinton. The pattern called for Plymouth's Fantasy Naturale, a 100% cotton yarn. I'm a bit nervous about the yarn choice, but summer's here and it's a pretty little sweater. All it needs is ribbon for the neck closing.

So, all that remains is to take pictures and add to Ravelry. Happy endings :)