Wool in my soup

I am a 67 year-old grandmother living on Vancouver Island. I have crocheted, cross-stitched and rug hooked, but I always had yarn on needles. Recently knitting has become my primary hobby!

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Friday, June 16, 2006

I Need a Short Mini-Vacation!

I have been home a few days, but the garden, laundry, etc. have kept me busy. I have no lawn in my backyard, so there is a lot of garden! The roses went wild while we were away and I had to do a fair bit of staking. I have some Cardoon plants - they are a yellow Scottish Thistle - also will include photos later - and they are taller than my 5'8" body! We did not have many clothes to wash - our son has a washer and dryer - but we shopped almost 'til we dropped and so lots of things to press after being squished in five suitcases! Oh, but did I have a wonderful break with our son and DIL. I managed to bring home lots of yarn and I will get photos to post in a few days.



I had a few hopes when we got to Norman, OK and they were to visit the Oklahoma City Memorial and to visit Sealed With a Kiss in Guthrie, OK. Both things were accomplished, along with many others. Here is a photo of the mini Cooper that belongs to the owner of Sealed With A Kiss!




I did buy some beautiful Wool Silky for Tilia from Enchanted Garden by Elsebeth Lavold. It is a lovely teal colour and I want the sweater to 'wear for good"! Where did that term come from? I am sure many of you heard that as a child!

I selected a nice red for Cheryl Oberle's Wool Peddler's Shawl. I love red, but most of the reds I saw in the local shops were a candy apple red and I wanted a red more like a brick red. It was there in Ultra Alpaca by Berocco and also got some black of the same yarn to knit Picchu Picchu. The pattern is a free one from Berocco, but I am having problems doing a link. Guess I am still not over the jet lag.


I did get to see the collection of glass by Dale Chihuly at the Oklahoma Museum of Art and it was a highlight. I had studied a bit about this man's work in an art appreciation course and never thought I would get the opportunity to see his work. To say it is spectacular is an understatement. I have included a photo of the 55 foot tree that stands in the entry way of the museum. The works on view are a permanent collection for OK.href="http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4854/2586/1600/20060611-Dale%20Chahouly%20Tree.jpg">

I seem to be so slow at enclosing photos as links - guess my own computer dumped the info it had stored in my brain.

However I could not do this post without including a copy of a photo of the chairs at the Oklahoma City Bombing Site. This is the 10th anniversary. The museum is quite moving, but I came away with the feeling that - Yes, there is evil in the world, but hands down humanity does good when it sees a need! The small chairs are for the children who died in the bombing.


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I have worked way too long at this post and my brain hurts, so here it is faults and all!

3 Comments:

Blogger All the Way With Knitting said...

Goodness that's one of the most meaningful memorials..all those little chairs empty .

12:51 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

glad to have u back Peg, sounds like you had a great vacation time.... and so did your roses lol

5:43 AM  
Blogger lene said...

Welcome home! Hope you can find good knitting time soon with the yarn you bought.

9:39 PM  

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