Well I was waiting for my wedding pictures to arrive in the mail on disk to do my final wedding post, but it hasn’t happened yet. So I’m going to skip to Alaska and come back to my wedding day a little later.
We flew first class for the first time to Seattle. It was great; there was lots of room to knit, we watched movies, and they even fed us and provided for all our drink needs (I just had a lot of ginger ale). It would be nice if we could always afford to fly first class, but unless I switch professions, that ain’t happening. (Just thinking about the lawyers I used to work for who had a private plane and their own pilot…)
We arrived in Seattle for a couple of days with our friends Mel & Ray. Since we had been to Seattle before, we didn’t need to do any touristy things, and since nobody had any ideas what they wanted to do, we went on a tour of local yarn shops. I seem to get my friends to do this with me a lot these days. I bought quite a few local yarns from Seattle, as well as some yarns I hadn’t tried before.
We ate a lot in Seattle, but I neglected to take any pictures. I was really excited for the cruise to start. I also worked quite a bit on these socks, especially when everyone was sleeping in the mornings.
The pattern for these is called Slip Jig and the yarn is Socks that Rock mediumweight. The thing I love about this pattern is how well it shows off the variegated yarn. It was really simple to knit and lots of fun!
On Monday we got on the boat, and said good-bye to Seattle.
I enjoyed a bit of knitting on the deck as we left.