Sep 11 2010

Road trip

Published by at 4:58 pm under Blather,wips

So I am in Vermont, because that is where my sister is. Visiting her is such a trial:

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This is where we went apple picking. The orchard overlooks Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains.

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I ate one right off the tree. It was delicious.

In the car on the drive up, I started a shawlette:

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This is Les Abeilles by Anne Hanson, which I am knitting up in the magnificent “Wild Flower Honey” yarn spun up for me by Melissa. There’s a bit of a joke in those choices, and I will give you a virtual cookie if you can figure it out. (Pipe down, Missy, I know you know it already.) I think it will make a wonderful Rhinebeck shawl.

Can I just say, knitting with Melissa’s handspun is so much fun? Can I? Good. Because it is, bouncy and soft and I’m having too much fun with the colors. I can’t wait to see how this shawl looks when I’m done.

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8 Responses to “Road trip”

  1. Sera says:

    Abeilles=french for bee, isn’t it?

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    Abbie Reply:

    Mais oui! Halfway there…

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  2. Marjorie says:

    ummm – are you allergic? to bees or honey? I’m gonna look up the pattern – I have yummy yarn and don’t know what to do with it. Am very jealous of the Vermont thing too . . . .

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    Abbie Reply:

    No allergies. I just posted more pictures, and my dorky reasoning.

    Vermont is awesome and if you ever get a chance to visit it you should absolutely take advantage.

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  3. Melissa says:

    I am indeed humbled and honored and DAMN woman you have a way of getting things all lined up and meaningful and.. I predict more handspun for you since you are a most wonderful recipient. 🙂

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    Abbie Reply:

    It just clicked all of a sudden, and the synchronicity was too perfect to pass up.

    SPIN ALL THE FIBERS AND I WILL KNIT ALL THE YARNS. YAY.

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  4. gail says:

    Thanks for the Beautiful pic of Vermont. It transported me somewhere calm and peaceful on a hectic day!

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    Abbie Reply:

    I tried to get some shots of the moon setting over the lake, but it was such a faint sliver that it didn’t even show up in the final shots. I’m glad the orchard gave you a moment of Zen! (We are still working on those apples. YUM.)

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