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!

Location: Canada

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.


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


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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