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We had a great time in Florida, but I’m happy to be back.  I met up with old friends…

And Marc proved again what a giant kid he will always be…


Which is of course why I love him.  Aww…

I didn’t get a whole ton of knitting done because I was super busy, but I did get 16″ of the back finished on the Dollar and a Half cardigan.  2 more before I start shaping!  Please ignore the cat, he can’t be separated from me after being mostly alone for a week.

I must say that I love this pattern so far.  The changing textures never give you the chance to be bored.  And the Cotton Fleece continues to surprise me – I thought I wouldn’t like it since I didn’t like the other wool/cotton I’ve tried (KP Mainline) but it’s just lovely to work with.  And the best part?  My hands don’t hurt at all.

Have you seen this new free pattern from Berroco?  I just love it, and I’m not usually a huge fan of their patterns.

I came home to 2400 unread Bloglines posts, so I apologize if I’m a bit slow responding.  I’m glad to be back.  I like traveling, but I get tired of being unsettled after awhile.

We’ll go to a few weddings soon, but our next trip will be our honeymoon.  We’re planning on a small trip after the wedding, and then taking a longer trip overseas later.  I’m taking suggestions on nice places to go that are in the US.  I don’t like the beach at all (I can’t swim, I don’t tan, and I don’t love the heat) so I’m having a hard time getting good ideas.

7 thoughts on “Back!

  1. i don’t know when your wedding is and what kinds of things you like to do for fun, but if you like outdoorsy stuff, i hear acadia national park in maine is absolutely beautiful. seattle was also a favorite of mine (lots to see and do – mt rainier, olympic NP, san juan islands). grand canyon, yosemite, yellowstone, alaska (MUST be a summer month – lots of wildlife and beautiful scenery).

    if you’re interested in just some sightseeing, new york city (i don’t even know where you’re from, but it must be somewhere south of the mason-dixon line since you’re a southern knit blogger!), las vegas, or los angeles would be nice. new york city…well, that’s self-explanatory. LA is a place i think you can go once and that’s enough for a lifetime. visit hollywood (chinese theater, walk of fame), universal studios, rodeo drive, beverly hills, etc. las vegas is great (even if you’re like me and don’t like to gamble) because there’s lots of things to do and see for free. i could stand outside the bellagio for hours at night watching the fountain.

    the san francisco area is also nice. you can take a day trip and go to napa valley and do a bunch of wine tastings, take another day trip and visit muir woods (redwood trees), walk around the city, see japantown, lombard street, fisherman’s wharf, etc. you could go to washington, dc (where i’m from!) and visit the national monuments and museums (everything’s free in DC!!!). there is ALWAYS something to do in DC. if you’re going soon (like the next few weeks), the cherry blossoms will be in bloom.

    finally, my last suggestion would be old-town charm. visit savannah, ga, charleston, sc, or new orleans.

    okay, now that i’ve written you a novel, good luck and have fun making a decision! hope i was able to give you some ideas.

  2. welcome back! I must say, i’m always surprised at how much knitting progress you make – even if it’s 16″ of the cardigan (you were on holidays !!!!).

  3. Depends on how long your trip will be and what month. If it’s just a few days I’d suggest Chicago (not in the summer), SF, Boston. If you have a week or more go to Boston and then up through NH to Maine for a few days. Or SF and a side trip to vineyards. Solvang, CA? Seaside but not all beach: Key West.

  4. One of my very favorite places to visit in the US is Seattle…It’s absolutely beautiful and there are a ton of great things to do! I stayed at a wonderful bed and breakfast on Vashon Island and get the name for you if you are interested…The other possibility would be Mackinac Island. I have not been there myself, but my brother went for his honeymoon and loved it! The island has a website so that could be something to check out…Good luck with your choice!

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