Monday, May 07, 2007

Maryland Sheep & Wool - Part I

Thursday night Rachel picked me up and we headed to her house in Connecticut to spend the night. Her family has a very old house, especially for a west coast girl like me, so I was rather fascinated with the oldness of it all.

Above is the barn and outhouse, and below is a keyhole in one of the floorboards.

We got up Friday morning and headed down to Maryland via Philly where we stopped at Rosie's Yarn Cellar and got lunch - I had a vegetarian cheesesteak!

Rachel dropped me off at the airport to meet Amanda, and then headed into Baltimore to meet her friend. Amanda and I went to the Nautilus diner to meet Trillian and Turtlegirl for some dinner. Since I had finished socks in the car (and I didn't bring my blockers - I'm not that crazy!) I decided to make them pose with the socks. The other patrons quite possibly thought we were totally nuts.

The socks are Lichen Rib from Knitting Vintage Socks (1/24 for my goal). I'll post more project details when I have a better picture of the socks from the recipient.

We had a lovely dinner and got a group picture before heading back to Amanda's for the night.

Coming soon... Part II!

Listening to: Wicked Game ~ H.I.M., Weaken ~ God Lives Underwater, Dose ~ Filter

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Blogger Zanne said...

Heehee! Ginger will get a kick out of knowing that her socks have been well-traveled and are so photogenic! I'll give you a picture link as soon as I get them, and I'll have them modeled on the recipient's foot as well. :)

8:11 PM  
Blogger IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said...

The socks look great! Looks like you girls had a great time! But where's the yarn?? Those of us who didn't get to go need some yarn poRn to drool over! :) Looking forward to part II.

10:49 PM  
Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

They were certainly very soft!

It was great to meet you this weekend!

4:34 AM  
Blogger knitphomaniac said...

great job on the socks! and adorable sheep too!

10:00 AM  
Anonymous zuma said...

I'm so jealous! It looks like you had a great time though. =)

3:25 PM  
Blogger raeknits!_and_spins said...

Wow, lucky you, I've got to get south and meet those knittyheads one day - I am sure it was a blast!

5:41 AM  

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