Monday, July 16, 2007

Off the Beaten Path...

This really isn't about knitting, but I wanted to show you some gorgeous photos from Ian's hike to Mt. Katadun in northern Maine. They're just breathtaking!

Above: Chimney Pond

Pamola Peak Knife Edge

Ian and Gopi Taking a Break (Apparently, he's trying to fly to the top of the mountain...)

Gopi, Ian and Dan at the Cabin (Gopi and Dan are his co-workers. Ian is in the middle.)

Oh, it just looks so peaceful, doesn't it? Ian had a blast and, despite being very sore, was pretty happy : )

I DO have pics of the Knit and Crochet show and also of the Manchvegas Knitters (including a fantastic picture of Jackie, but my camera's battery is dead and currently charging, so I can't get the pics off until it's done. I had such a fun time...and, OH, the YARNS!!!!

But, as a teaser:

1. I did finish Ben's socks last night (while watching the new Harry Potter movie...OMG...I loved it! Ericka, were you drooling as much as I was??) Socks came out really great and Ben's been wearing them ALL DAY so far!

2. I had my xrays done this morning. I wish my camera had been working because the sweet radiologist let me see my skull on the digital xray screen. It was so cool. It's amazing how great your head can look without the skin and bloody stuff. My bones are pretty neat! I'll know the results on Friday. Cross your fingers!

3. I was still feeling sick with headaches after taking my antibiotics, so I talk to someone at my dr's office you know what? The bottle says to take the antibiotics on an EMPTY STOMACH with lots of water. The nurse said, "Oh, no. I don't know why it says that. You should definitely be eating something first." Oh, man.

4. I bought yarn for a certain summer sweater that I've been eyeing for months now. Can you guess what it is and what yarn I bought? (Manchvegans already know...)

5. Make an estimate of how many times I (as Laurin calls it) " squealed" at yarns and patterns on Saturday? (Hint: it's more than once)

Well, hope you are having a prolific knitting (or spinning week) and next post should have lots of pics and yarn porn. Woo-hoo!

P.S. Last call for favorite knitting book(s) for the podcast......comment or email me : )


Jackie said...

Oh you tease! I'm dying to show the pic of the you know what to Matt so he'll see how great it looks and buy it for me right away!

I loved the pics of Ian's hike -- so cool.

ErickaJo said...

You know what? I was so depressed by all the stuff they had to cut out of the movie that I paid no attention to knitwear, although I hear there was plenty of it. The movie was good for what it was, the book was huge, but they left so much out. Baby Jesus cried.

Anonymous said...

I hope you feel better. I can't believe they didn't tell you to eat with the antibiotic! Good thoughts for your results.
My favorite knitting books are anything by Elizabeth Zimmermann. Her videos are excellent too.

kkg said...

Those pictures of the hike are GORGEOUS!!!

I hope you get some definitive answers on the headaches...they suck!

Can't wait to see what you bought:)

Nichole said...

Ian's pics are beautiful! What a great hike that must've been! But... where's the knitting??!!! (ha ha ha just kidding!)

Did you buy yarn for a Wicked?

Fave books - definitely the One Skein book (not the interweave one, the one Judith Durant edited).

Lora said...

OH Gina, Ian's pictures are beautiful!!! They would be great postcards.
Yarn? You bought yarn? Say it isn't so?!? I haven't been around lately :( so I don't have a clue what it's for.
My favorite knitting book? Hum that's a hard one. For me I guess it's not books that I die for but specific patterns. But I was really happy when I got Scarf Style. I had borrowed Donna's and that was the first knitting book I sat down and read each of the intro's to the patterns and I liked them so much I wanted that book, now I have it. :)

Cayli said...

Pictures of the hike are beautiful!

Hope they figure out the exact problem and get you back to 100% soon. Headaches are the worst.

Oh boy, yarn and FO pictures to come I can not wait!

Anonymous said...

Favorite knitting book? It's really hard to chose a favorite, but I will say that I love the Last Minute Knitted Gifts book and have made several of the patterns from it. Same with the One Skein book. I also love the unique patterns in the book Samm got me for Christmas, Knitting Nature; although I really don't go for the asymetrical look and will probably even out any pattern that I end up making.

I'll be sending good thoughts your way for good results on Friday!

Heide said...

What amazing pictures! I was enthralled with the knitwear in the movie as well. There was no way the screen writers, etc. could have included everything from the book into the movie, but I kept asking myself if I would have left certain scenes in and obviously there was a lot alluded to that would have been better served with some more screen time. I hope the x-ray results come back normal and that the headaches go away. Can't wait to see the pictures of the finished socks.