06 August 2006

Picture Time

In no particular order, here are some pictures of El Salvador. I know you came here for knitting content but I don't have any pictures of knitting to show you right now. I do have pictures of knitting in El Salvador but those will have to wait for another day. I am making progress on my Ogee Tunic and even (with lots of wishful thinking) entered it in the fair. I really don't think It will be finished by then because I didn't take going on vacation into account when I planned out my state fiar knitting. I have other things to enter, though, don't you worry! As I said, I did knit in El Salvador, just not very much.

This was my 1st (and last) view of El Salvador as it's the view from the airport window. Getting off the plane, it was immediately apparent I wasn't in the US anymore! It was a great feeling. Mayan ruins near the location of my friend's wedding site. It's the rainy season so we were caught in a rainstorm there. The ruins in El Salvador aren't as big as those in Guatemala or Mexico and they're not completely excavated yet, but still interesting to visit. For me, the highlight was learning how they used to make indigo dye. The wedding was fun! That's my soleil tank top that I knitted and the skirt I made. I didn't set out to wear a totally handmade outfit. It just worked out that way.This is Apaneca, the highest town in El Salvador. We spent a few days there and it was really nice. It was cooler and less humid than the city, which was a nice break. If you look closely at the picture, the bright orange house on the left is where we stayed. The hills are covered with coffee trees as it's one of the coffee growing regions in the country. This is Moke and our guide from the hotel taking us on a hike through a coffee plantation and the surroinding beauty. We were on our way to see some old Mayan statues that are on the property. Everything was so green and pretty thanks to the rainy season. It was really fun and I will show what I've been knitting soon.

6 comments:

Agnes said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures! I haven't been to El Salvador before ... it looks like a beautiful country. Looking forward to see your El Salvador knitting.

Karen said...

Knitting content has been scarce on my blog too. And I don't even have fabulous pictures to show like you do!! I loved the El Salvador pics - mmmm, those coffee trees. :) Your custom-made wedding outfit looked beautiful.

pdxkatie said...

Hi Casey - When I met you at the State Fair KAL last Monday I KNEW you looked familiar - I even felt like I had seen the project you were working on before - your pillow pattern is similar to the sweater you had on Monday! I check in with your blog every week and have been for some tgime! I just hadn't matched you in person with you online! How fun!
Katie

Kirsten said...

The trip looks like it was fun and eventful: indigo, coffee, Mayan ruins, a wedding!

Hope being home isn't a drag...see you soon, I hope!

AmyArtisan said...

Looks like it was a great time - love the pictures! :)

Brooklyn Handspun said...

Wonderful pictures - and I love your handmade outfit!