Friday, January 26, 2007

Missing Florida

Okay, I woke up this morning and it was 9 FRICKIN DEGREES!
I was in Florida on Tuesday...3 days ago...and it was 65 degrees
I know I know...we haven't had much of a warming...el nino blah blah blah.
But my lips are chapped and my skin is dry and itchy and my damn bulbs are already poking I hope the groundhog predicts an early Spring next week.
Any how...T and I are back and barely surviving. Let's relive the experience photographically:

We are lost...again

Flamingoes are pink because they eat shrimp!

Dolphin eats Christina's hand!

Trish loves the dolphins

Mr. Seal 2007

Horny Manatee

Dinner with Shamu

Dolphins Fly through the air with the greatest of ease

Attack of the blue tongue

Shamu Breeching

Trish and Me at SPONGE O RAMA in Tarpon Springs

Trish knitting poolside

Sock at poolside

Gram and Me

Gram models her North Sea Shawl

On the knitting front, I finished my mom's "Peak Experience" Socks AND a Spiral Rib Hat in Silk Garden during the trip. I've since started my ultra secret knitting for Allison and Mike's Birthday's (THANKS CAROL!!!) and purchased some great Black Bunny Laceweight in colorway "Stop Sign" that will become the Hunter's Safety Stole from Rosie's Yarn Cellar. And even cooler!!! Knitty D and The City has OUR OWN COLORWAY of Black Bunny Fibers. So far, Carol has dyed it in the DK Superwash (sock yarn). It is SOOOOO cool. Carol is truly an amazing dyer of yarn...she simply asked Wendy and I what colors we liked, and then she produced it. I'm not sure if I can post photos yet, or what weight's Carol is willing to dye it in...More to follow.



Carol said...

Welcome back! Love your photos, especially the seal. Did you pick up some nice sea sponges for your bath? Your grandmother looks lovely, too. Especially in her gorgeous shawl.

Feel free to post photos of the new colorway if you'd like! I did a batch in fingering wt superwash sock yarn, but tell me what other weights you want and I'll try it. I'm glad you like it.

Kniterella said...

9 degrees almost sounds like a heatwave to me --almost! The cold has hit MI as well and it plays mean with the skin!

Grandma looks lovely in her shawl

Christine said...

Is it wrong that I saw "Sponge-o-Rama" and immediately thought "Sponge worthy?" *snicker*

9 degrees???? BRRRRRR.

Your grandmother & her shawl are beautiful!

Christine said...

(Oh! Did you get my comment or e-mail before about the Cape? I'm heading to Mass. on Thursday!)