Friday, September 23, 2016

Oviedo Spain, Kings, Castile and Cathedrals

Traveling through Northern Spain was a wonderful experience.  Through villages and tall snow capped mountain ranges to the city of Oviedo.   Historically beautiful.   Our Hotel Reconquista was a palace hundreds of years ago.  
Around the corner I found this lovely yarn shop.. so different from what you see in USA.  The shop carried fine children's knit items and socks.   A tiny place but much to choose from. 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Portuguese Douro Shawl

My Douro voyage ended and then we were off to Spain to visit family.   I had no time or the frame of mind to sit and knit the lace work during the trip, so I finished it at home...

By the way I'm on my way to Cape Cod today..let's see what I find to knit there..Looking forward to spending time with my Friend who also loves to knit..

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Knitting on the Douro River Portugal

2015 & 2016 were eventful years for me.   After my surgery I was more determined to travel and spend time enjoying life and the wonder around us.   Fortunately I had the opportunity to take a river cruise on the Douro River in Portugal.   We staying in Lisbon for 3 days, and as is my practice I visited a yarn shop and found a variegated merino yarn.   So as the ship cast off, I cast on a top down shawl.    The voyage was amazing, mountains, vineyards and so much history.  

 Slowly working on this piece.

Massive vineyards

Knitting and travel break

Tiny mountain top fortress of Rodrigo

getting further along on my shawl.