Well, today is the "official" start of the Knitting and Crochet Blog week which I am attempting to participate in by blogging daily on the "suggested topics" put forth by the organizer, Eskimimi. Today's topic is, "A tale of two yarns".
However, I have just returned from my second trip to the Caribbean this month, so the tale I have to tell is more about one knitting project, two Islands.
The company my husband works for took us on the "all-expenses paid" trip to St. Maarten/St. Martine this past weekend. Not quite as active as last year's trip to Iceland , but after the cold and snowy winter we've had it was a very welcome return to a warmer climate. I feel quite spoiled.
You may recall that I was working on the Sweet Jazz Shawl on the Island of Jamaica and I had gotten this far along.
This past weekend I was sunning and knitting on the Island of St. Maarten/St. Martine and while there's been a slight change in scenery and a few more rows on the shawl, it is hard to see a visible difference in anything but the scenery. I'm up to 570 stitches and counting -- each row going painfully slower than the last.
Except that this cotton yarn is a joy to knit with, especially when you are super close to the equator -- so light and not at all sticky on the hands. The pattern is not difficult, and the colorchanging component is great fun and really, who needs to rush when you are listening to the sound of the waves slapping against the shore?
Now if only I had one more Island vacation lined up to finish it. Sigh -- one of those days when it's hard to say I'm glad to be home again!