Saturday, July 13, 2013
From Russia with love...the begining
What an experience I am having. We are aboard a Viking River Cruise ship doing the trip they call the Waterway of the Czars. I am a little late in posting but am just now getting so I don't fall asleep every time I sit down. At first I would sit down to read or knit on my Oakland Shawl and before you knew it.... Zzzzzzz. I had no idea I was sleep deprived. First things first. I interviewed many projects to take on this trip. They had to meet certain criteria:
1) not take up a lot of space
2) not take too much concentration
3) take some concentration
Oddly enough, the successful candidates were wip's; unheard of for me. I always start a new project when I go on a trip. This time I decided to keep working on my 2 color Kauni Oakland Shawl. I think it won because we just received a new shipment of Kauni colors before I left. Simple fact of the matter is I want to play with the new colors but need to finish this one first. As you can see my dear guests(picking up the lingo from all of our Russian tour guides). Blowing in the wind and looking quite lovely I have made progress on this shawl. It is the perfect project to work on during our lectures about Russian History and learning the language.
The other project is not having such a good time. It is the Firefly Fringed Scarf by Cecily Glowik Macdonald. You see here the picture
of it before the final frogging. I was trying to pick it up from 2 years ago... I put it down then because it was not working for me and I thought surely I will make sense of it now. Well I decided to just start it over again. I looked at reviews on Ravelry and Classic Elite published an errata so I have high hopes of just launching into it at the right moment. Most of the reviews on ravelry state that once you get going.... It will just flow. I share with you as well some of the significance of Moscow.