Friday, July 10, 2009


Not a lot of knitting lately, as I have been preparing for a few weeks building houses in the Caribbean. I will be back in August. In the words of the very wise Tigger, Ta Ta For Now! I am taking my simple shawl with me for the plane trip, so perhaps some knitting to show when I return. I hope everyone has a great rest of the month.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Pacific Northwest

Just back from Portland and Rockaway Beach, Oregon. I had a lovely trip, and reunited with a bunch of college friends, Kristina included.

We had a great time seeing Portland, a really fun, quirky city full of independent shops and yummy food.

Among my favorite stops were the International Test Rose Gardens, the Chinese Classical Gardens, Voodoo Donuts, and Powell's Books. I could have spent days in Powell's. The knitting section alone was an entire aisle, with a great selection. Here are some pictures from the trip:

Pittock Mansion, Washington Park

International Test Rose Garden

Delicious cappuccino

Chinese Classical Garden

Chinese Classical Garden