Friday, June 15, 2007

Road Trip #1

Whoops, time to back up. All the way up, to the packing stage:

Take me along this time??

The boycat has a good idea of what should be the first item in the suitcase--him!
Sweetie, you wouldn't like flying. Especially in something like this plane!

Actually, I don't mind the little Embraer 145 jets--they are pretty comfortable! They have less than 50 seats; one side is a row of single seats, the other side is two. And the seats are comfy and cushy, and there's enough leg room.

How come they can't do this on the big jets, where your flight lasts more than 28 minutes?

Oh, and why do they cancel flights? I was not a happy camper, having to wait in the airport for almost 6 hours for a short flight. I could have driven there faster! (Except that I was so tired and groggy that I couldn't even knit. Bummer, huh? Hours of quality knitting time, and the body won't cooperate!)

A good night's sleep, a little sleeping-in, allowing for the 3-hours-earlier time change, and I was up for a road trip.
Yeah, I was here. After all, it's just up the interstate from my dad's residence (more on that in last year's June posts, if you want to know!).
So here's my haul. I really didn't plan to buy anything.


I guess ET came along, huh?

I shouldnote that the colors are much truer--at least on the laptop's monitor--in this group photo than in the individual shots. The flash tended to wash out the colors.

Some Malabrigo Laceweight, for the Mystery Stole 3 KAL. The color is called "Vaa" and it's a deep dark rich navy/deep green combo. Of course, I also fell in love with Zarina... it's the solo ball of red up there in the group shot, bought it to do some swatching. It's probably a little too heavy for the lace stole, but it feels really yummy.

Then there's the Noro.

Yeah, Noro.

On sale Noro. Cash Island. Discontinued, delicious and delightful colors.

Enough of two colorways to make a couple of chevron scarves. I need a mindless kind of project, for the car and for visits to the Male Parent. (Family joke. My brother refers to our father as "your MP" and I refer to him as "your MP." I didn't say it was a funny joke, just a family one. You'd have to know the family.)

Anyway, it's part cashmere and all nice and soft and yummy.

I had uploaded other pictures but the laptop isn't playing nice with them, so I'll have to try again later.

Next report will be about Road Trip #2 which is planned for tomorrow...


jillian said...

Now that makes the plane delay worth it (I hope)!

mary said...

Ooh, wonderful new yarns to fondle! I'm so excited to check out that Malabrigo laceweight up close and personal. Hope the graduations are going well.

Sheepish Annie said...

Sounds like a worthwhile trip although I doubt whether kitty would agree with my thinking on this. Enjoy the new yarns! What a day to find Noro on sale!!!!

Madge said...

Your trip has started off exciting. Plane delays - which should be banned from red eye travel - and Webs. From low to's only fitting that you bought yarn pretties after airport hell!

Gorgeous Malabrigo laceweight.

Happy vacation!

Romi said...

::droooool:: ;)

Ellen Bloom said...

Ooooo...WEBS. I'm so "J".
Remember, it's always OK to purchase yarn to add to your COLLECTION. Can't wait to see it up close and personal.