Thursday, April 14, 2011

Island Time

Last weekend Wayne and I had a weekend away on an island. A quiet, rainy, companionable weekend. I have missed the ocean during this past long cold winter.

We took some time to see the island wildlife.

Yes, we were at Chincoteague Island Virginia and those are the ponies made famous by the children's story, Misty of Chincoteague. (click on the pictures if you want a bigger look)

There was also knitting. The impetus for the trip was to attend a sock knitting workshop. I enjoyed the weekend of classes taught by my friend Wendy. I chatted with the other participants, some of whom came from as far away as London (yes, UK), Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Carolina. I completed every class project. And I knit on another pair of socks. The new Sock Madness 5 pattern was released a few hours after I got there so knitting on them began in earnest that night. I had the pair almost half done by the time I got home on Sunday. I finished them Wednesday morning before my team was full so I will be knitting in the next round too. I really like the pattern but sadly, they do not fit me over the instep so they will be frogged and I will use the yarn for another pair. I may even try to make a pair of these that WILL fit me.

Shockingly bright orange they are indeed!

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