6.25.2008

A vacation from knitting

Despite bringing two projects and tons of yarn, I managed only three rows of knitting on my trip. I did all the driving, and spent most of my time eating, riding bikes, eating, walking, hanging out by the beach, and eating some more. Here's one of those nifty flickr mosaics:



My favorite places were Rockport, where we had the best lobsters and bike riding adventures, and Provincetown, a totally funky and laid-back town with great nightlife.

I managed to check out some yarn shops, thanks to some great recommendations I got in the comments (thanks Thea!). Seed Stitch in Salem, MA looked great, but was closed when I came through on Memorial Day. Windsor Button in Boston was something else. It's huge and with all kinds of crafty stuff and a firmly unpretentious vibe. But the lighting is horrendous and grey, and I often had to squint and use my imagination to appreciate some of the gorgeous yarns they have. Well, that didn't stop me from picking up some summery sock yarn. It's Claudia's Handpainted.



Since I've been back, New York weather has been alternating between pleasantly hot and unbearably sauna-like, and that just doesn't motivate me to knit. I've rediscovered my interest in sudoku during my commute, and at home I've been a wee bit obsessed with wii fit. It's awesome. But somehow, in fits and starts, I've gotten close to completing the Phildar top. I'm seaming it right now, but I'm afraid it might need some reconstructive surgery.

It was great to come home to the new knitty. I am so in love with Gigi and am trying hurry up and finish the Phildar top so I can start Gigi guilt free!

8 comments:

soknitpicky said...

Welcome back! Sounds (and looks) like a great trip. Lobster....yummmmy!

Grace said...

Can't wait to see your Phildar. I gotta get one of those magazines someday. Lobstah..... mmmmmm.

juicyknits said...

Great photos! It looks like you had fun - and that is the main bit. (New Knitty is news to me so I'll go and check that out now.)

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

What great pics, you visited my favorite part of our country! Welcome back.

maitai said...

welcome back! it looks like you ended up having a great time. but how'd you wind up doing all the driving?!
ps - i love sudoku.

Team Knit ! said...

looks like you had a fantastic time! And hey, you can always say you needed the knitting break to avoid carpal tunnel or something like that! ; )

- Julie

Lolly said...

Oh! welcome back! loved looking through your photos - how fun :)

i never seem to knit as much on vacation as I plan to...

Monique said...

welcome back! Great photos - looks like it was a fun trip. I wish I could try that fish restaurant!