One Crazy Fiber Lady

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One Crazy Fiber Lady

Going for two

April 21st, 2014 · 2 Comments

Way back in the olden days, I used to post very regularly.  When I can stay on top of things, it is easier to stay up to date, the backlog/deficit doesn’t continue to grow and discourage me from posting.  So, now that I caught up, mostly, yesterday, I’m going to give regular posting a try again.  If anything it will serve as a distraction from work ;)

So yes, I have more cruise pictures.  This trip it was just the monkeys and me.  No grandparents along, just me spending more time with my kids than I have in a very long time.  It was pretty awesome (with some minor wrinkles).  We did things on the ship that we’ve not done in the past.  Yes, it was the same ship (Explorer of the Seas) that we’ve been taking year in and year out.  Its just to easy to drive the short distance to Bayonne, NJ and get on whatever ship is docked there.  In the past, and until November, it is the Explorer. Sooo…. we went ICE SKATING!  At sea.  Yes.  I haven’t been ice skating in over a decade and I know for sure, the rink wasn’t rocking gently either.  Woo boy.  The kids enjoyed it though :)

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And yes, I really was on board.  Tough getting into the picture when you’re the one holding the camera most of the time.

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We had a super awesome bonus of beautiful weather our last day at sea.  A day that is usually cold and has us hiding inside and mopey cause we’re going home, was warm with a wind directly behind us. That allowed us to go somewhere we’ve never been while underway – this is the edge of the helipad right up at the bow.   Notice how tall boy is getting.

Anyway….I think i finally have the perfect portable wheel.  I brought the Wee Robin with us in a 24″ hard sided suitcase.  I bought the wheel right before the trip and it arrived oh so timely.  I spun almost 8oz of fiber over the course of the cruise and had no issues with this wheel at all.  So much so that when we got back I sold the Cooper Sabrina.  She was a pretty little wheel, but I preferred the quicker setup/breakdown and the two treadles of the Wee.

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The wheel lived on the coffee table tucked next to the TV at the end of the bed when she wasn’t in use.

And finally, I have yet another sweater on the needles.  This is my handspun yarn, that was done on the full sized Golding.  Fiber is Into the Whirled.  Natch.  I’m past the armpits and cruising along on the body.

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Craft on!

 

Tags: Adult · Family · Knitting · Travel

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Elizabeth Alvarez // Apr 22, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    My goodness, he’s almost as tall as you, are you kidding me?

    Gotta come up and say hi soon!

  • 2 Jessica // Apr 23, 2014 at 10:36 am

    I think it’s very very cool that you brought your spinning wheel on a cruise. That’s ultimate crafting in my book! :D

    You son is certainly getting tall, be careful he doesn’t pass you soon! I may not have children but I remember younger cousins and sibling who if I wasn’t paying attention passed me when I wasn’t looking.

    The sweater looks wonderful as well. It seems like it’ll be all warm a snuggly just as the weather turns and you don’t need it anymore. Funny how that works. :)