Thursday, November 09, 2006

Ciao bellas


Well, this is it. We leave at an obscenely early hour on Saturday so tomorrow will be spent packing and getting together last minute stuff we'd almost forgot. Or, in my case, freaking out. But I think we're okay. The clothes are finished. I managed to find things to dress up the monkey. And the ipod is almost loaded. I still have to try to figure what can and cannot go in the carry-ons, but that shouldn't take long. What will take a while is me pondering how I can threaten an airplane with eyeshadow.
While I'm off touring ancient Rome and basking in the sun on exotic isles, the blog will likely not be updated. Nobody wants to come home to a three week old post that has no comments. So here's the deal: I will make sure to pick up a few extra weird and wonderful goodies on my travels and will offer them up as prizes. It'll be a random drawing from all the people that comment on this post. Make 'em interesting folks, I'm not pretty when I'm bored!
And as a final note, Sock Wars will end while I'm away. This makes me truly happy. I offed three people with Socks of Doom and will hopefully be dead with my very own pair of socks by the time I get home. I made it into the last hundred alive out of almost eight hundred and a very nice assassin in the UK said she was off to buy yarn for my impending doom today. Hooray! I can't understand why no one wanted to kill me, seems like any number of people around here would line up for that opportunity...

PS: The skeins in the pic are beast and BFL. I haven't been able to concentrate on my knitting much lately so I've been spinning up pretty coloured stuff from my stash. There's another 100g of BFL in reds, browns and purples on the wheel now and I'll ply it off before we leave. I'm really enjoying the sort of tweedy, stripey things these rovings are creating when I ply them back on themselves. It reminds me of the Trekking ombres. With 100g, I can make socks or a couple of hats or mitts, wrist warmers, the list goes on.

20 comments:

K. said...

Have a great trip, enjoy Europe...*sigh* and please be safe!

Melanie said...

I've never heard anyone so happy about their impending doom ... happy trails, bon voyage and have a great time! Perhaps you'll find some interesting spindles on your trip.

Uli said...

Well, you'll be killed after all. I still think I should have helped you in assisted suicide as I was planning..... :-) I just wanted to take you out of your misery.

Have a wonderful time!!!! And don't scare any of the pilots too much..... oh and be nice to the flight attendants..... oh and find me some great Italian yarn.....

Yummy handspun. I love it.

Annie said...

Have a great trip. We'll miss you!

Frauke said...

Just remember, credit card, passport, tickets, the rest is all add on's. Have a great trip, don't even think about anything else but having a good time and taking lots and lots of pictures....and remember travel safe.

Heatherly said...

i love the colours!

Denise said...

So, did you check the iron and the stove before you left? Oh well, nevermind. Have a great trip!

Anonymous said...

i'm quite jealous of your trip - i'm stuck here studying my brains out and literally elbow deep in crap...
but i'm excited for you to return! i'm getting together quite the package for you :D

-yer sekrit pal

vanessa said...

lovely yarns! have a fabuloso trip!

Anonymous said...

Hey,
I have been reading your blog for a lil bit now and just wanted to say hello and have a good trip!!

Kerry said...

Are you doing as the Romans do???

I am soooooo jealous that you're going to be there at the same time as TOM AND KATIE and LITTLE SAARI THE ALPACA CHILD. Are you going to the wedding?? Oh. my. GAWD. I know they'll love the matching Trekking socks you made them. They seem so Back To Nature and so real. I was totally wondering why you would pick ITALY, but it's so obvious now.

Anonymous said...

everyone ahead has said it all so dad addsonly be safe and enjoy the adventure your socks ate way too classy for t cruise

Kerry said...

Doh! I believe I meant SURI the alpaca child.

Tiffany said...

I hope your boat is much bigger than the sorry excuse of a B.C ferry sized piece of crap the ship I cruised on was. No I'm not bitter. Have a great trip guys

Jess said...

I hope you're have a fabulous trip!

Jess said...

Er, that should read *having* a fabulous trip. I know English, really!

Kirsten said...

Have a great trip! I am so jealous.
The yarn is lovely.

Angela said...

I can't believe you're still away. Missed you this weekend but I hope you're having a wonderful, warm time.

Anonymous said...

thinking you must be somewhere in the atlantic got post card thanks

Anonymous said...

wecome home dad