29 July 2006

I wish I were still on vacation!

Well, I made it back from El Salvador and now am back at work. Work is definately not as fun as El Salvador! It was awesome to se my old friends and the wedding was fabulous. They loved the tree pillow and my pillowcase with the lace insert that I made for them even got a special place in the ceremony. More on that when I actually havesome pictures to show you.

You could be looking at pictures right now but Blogger is being stupid.

I saw Mayan ruins, cool birds, and lots of tropical flowers. I hiked through a coffee plantation, ate lots of pupusas (kind of like tamales but better), got caught in a rainstorm, stayed in a hotel in the highest town in the country, ate breakfast for only $1, rode buses with crazy drivers, saw only 2 other Americans (other than my friends who also came for the wedding) the entire time, drank soda out of a bag, learned that my Spanish is not as good as it used to be, got stuck in the biggest market in San Salvador between 2 buses that didn't move for the longest time, knitted while at a bus stop at what felt like the middle of nowhere, met lots of nice El Salvadorans and generally had a great time!

And now, for your knitting content, here are my answers to the latest batch of secret pal questions:

1. What is your favorite season of the year and why?
I love the fall. I love the leaves changing colors and the (usually) slow transition from flip flops and tank tops to long sleeved shirts and then sweaters and jackets.

2. Summer is hot. What do you knit in the summer?
Usually I knit tank tops and lacey things. This summer I'm knitting a wool sweater, though. Hopefully I'll have it done in time to enter in the fair although time is starting to run out.

3. If money was no object.....what would you buy at the LYS?
Everything. To narrow it down, I'd have to say everthing that's soft. No scratchy wool for me. I love merino and angora and alpaca. Mmmm . . . soft . . .

4. What are some activities that have become family traditions for your family?
Mike and I love to go camping and every year my extended family and friends have a reunion camping at Fallen Leaf Lake near Lake Tahoe. We try to go every year and it's a lot of fun. We coulnd't go this year because of our trip to El Salvador.

5. What is the weather right now?
It's cool and cloudy in the mornings but sunny in the afternoons. It's pretty nice. We missed the crazy hot heat wave that happened while we were in El Salvador and I'm so thankful for that! I do like the summer but I'm definately more of a cool weather girl.


AmyArtisan said...

Welcome back! :) It sounds like you had a great time & your hand made gifts were treasured. Looking forward to seeing the pictures!

michelleknits said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog! I'm hoping the move won't be too much stress -- there were definitely some hairy moments during the packing, but now things are mostly pulling together. And we're packing up the truck tomorrow! See you on the other side (I hope)!

knittingnanna said...

glad to hear you had fun on your vacation :-)

Karen said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful trip!!! I can't wait to see the pictures. (Come on, Blogger, play nice and show us Casey's pics!!)

Shelley said...

So glad you are home!

Kathy said...


Glad the trip was great. Camping is such a joy. Im sure camping around Tahoe is an easy sure thing. We used to camp at a site on lake michigan at the kohler andre campground in WI. What a joy to be just a stones throw from the beach. I can smell the woodsmoke now!

carrie said...

look forward to seeing your pics -- and that pillow you made! what a beauty!