Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Got Gauge?

I don't. I am an idiot. I got cocky and didn't swatch and now I have the joy of reknitting the sweater that I had pretty much finished last week.
Crap.

Some retail therapy occurred in the recent past in the form of the CTH New Years Sale, a trip to a sort of local YS and spindle enabling via Kerry. The spindles are a Beeswing and Satinwood Lizzie and a Mahogany and Purpleheart Emily. Both are from Adam 's Woodshop.


After five days at sea with nothing at all around us except half naked europeans and flying fish, we docked in Guadeluope. This island is technically part of France, so I got to subject people to what I remembered of school french. We bought lots of spices and some beautiful fresh fruit and wandered around the town a little. It was off-season there, so it was very quiet. We did go on a tour here to a nature preserve.
The brochure said, "Suspended walkways allow you to wander through the canopy, from one tree to the next at a height of at least 15 metres aboove the ground." This was the reality:


Being tethered by two carabieners to cables so you can inch your way along a pair of 1 x4s didn't seem very condusive to "wandering". Not to mention the fact that a have a fear of heights and spent the entire time staring at my feet so I wouldn't plunge off the tiny pieces of wood to my certain and surely embarrassingly slow death.

9 comments:

Kerry said...

Glad I could be of service.

You wanna know what I want? Bottom right corner, upper right corner, bottom left corner. And a killer whale.

frauke said...

That has to be the defining look of "WTF" on your face I've seen in a long, long time.............what were you thinking?

vanessa said...

no way on god's green earth i'd be on one of those deathtraps ;-)

Vicki said...

How do you feel about the change in how the shaft is attached to the new Mielke spindles? I haven't spun with a new one yet, but I loved the organic way the old ones were made.

K. said...

I went there when I was a kid, my godmother lives in Guadeloupe and I spent many a summer there as a kid, it truly is one of those paradise-y islands...did you see plently of lizards? That's the biggest memory I have to that place!

Melanie said...

You are a better woman than I am, I would have inched across those skinny little boards on my belly.

Nice retail therapy.

Angela said...

Heee - you and I looked at the same colours of SG - but I restrained myself. Love the blue/purple CTH.

No tree climbing over here :(

Denise said...

I'm with Angela - no tree climbing for me.

I'll see you Friday Madrona dinner!

Denise said...

clearly past my bedtime and my ability to proofread. That should read:
I'll see you at the Friday Madrona dinner.

right, well, off to bed for me...