Last week was an interesting one. We went on a family vacation to Mexico. When I say family, I mean 19 of DH's nearest and dearest. The trip was to celebrate his mom's & Aunt's 70th birthdays. (They are SIL's born 10 days apart.) All things considered, everyone got along pretty well. But I'm glad the week is behind us.
Chichen Itza was a highlight. The announcement that this awe-inspiring Mayan Pyramid earned a well deserved place on the new Seven Wonders of the World list was made the day after our visit. (The photos I've included here are not of the pyramid itself, but of other buildings at the site. My photos of the pyramid have far too many tourists in them.) Oh, and I shouldn't forget to mention the inclusion of the Taj Mahal on the list, which was heartily toasted by the group of lively Indians that I was traveling with!
On my return from Cancun, I found a note from the post office that they were holding a package for me.
It was from Uruguay . . .
It took all of my very limited self control not to rip into the package on the drive home from the post office. I did it for you dear reader. I just had to show you how pretty the stamps are!
Do you want to see what was inside?
Mmmmmmerino - lace. Ahhhhhh.
Purchased from this e-bay seller.
It took a few weeks for this order to arrive, but it was worth the wait. I don't know what I'll make with it. I'll probably just caress it for awhile.
There was a bit of plane knitting on the Mexico trip. I started Miriam Felton's Adamas shawl. The pattern has been on my list for ages, and I found the perfect yarn from Fearless Fibers. The yarn is Lace weight Merino in the Hendrix colorway.
I was enjoying knitting this shawl so much that when the pilot announced our "final approach" to Newark, I was actually disappointed!
I received my Ravelry invite at long last! Hurray! There is so much to be inspired by. As if my knitting ADD weren't bad enough! I've been having a great time exploring and adding projects. It will take months to list the stash!