>I’m baa-aack

>Because I wasn’t really in a position to update the blog during the week, now I have the task of sorting through a mountain of experiences and impressions, and trying to produce something cogent from that.
I had hoped that being home for a day or so would help, but no … still popping and fizzing and firing off random neurons.
total overload even though I didn’t actually DO all that much.

so I’ll start at the almost-end of the trip:

Beryl decided a while ago that she’s not going to be doing much more knitting so her stash came home with me
Mind you, we did stalk, capture, and drag back to the cave, the pattern for a fabulous mitred jacket that a friend of hers was wearing on Wednesday, so I’m not sure that this “I’m-not-likely-to-knit-ever-again” thing is entirely true. Probably more of an “I’m-only-going-to-buy-yarn-one-project-at-a-time-and-not-have-a-wool-stash”
so here we have the Amazing Exploding Suitcase which weighed in at 19.8 kilos [ almost 44 pounds ] and a mere .2kg under the load limit.
Dragging this herniated behemoth along in my wake, with its piddly little wrist strap cutting off all feeling and circulation, has meant that I haven’t picked up any knitting, crochet or quilting since I got home because I’m waiting for the feeling to return to my cramped left hand.
NOTE TO SELF: get one of those suitcases that have the extendable handle on the side rather than the top [ like overgrown carry-on luggage]
NOTE TO EVERYONE ELSE: yes, oh sharp eyed ones, that is a bag of novelty yarn right at the back there, but it’s the super soft, smooshy kind intended for making chemo and/or alopecia hats

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11 thoughts on “>I’m baa-aack

  1. >Gracious! That’s quite an impressive load of yarn there! And the suitcase is, indeed, magical in its ability to grow to accommodate it…

  2. catsmum says:

    >well there ARE some shoes and such under there, but mostly everything else got stuffed into my carry on which – thank goodness – they didn’t weigh

  3. >How could you resist the offer? I see some crochet cotton amongst that lot also…good haul!

  4. catsmum says:

    >yup … some of the crochet cotton is actually destined for you, Maz, if you want/need it… certainly the pink is, anyway!

  5. catsmum says:

    >and the lemon too :]

  6. Lynne says:

    >Sounds like the right kind of holiday! a rest and yarn – yummy!

  7. >Wow! …… thanks so much Beryl!!

  8. Robbyn says:

    >Ahh – it’s good to see you back! I missed you and can’t wait to hear all about your adventures 🙂

  9. Rose Red says:

    >Wow! What a haul (in more ways than one!)

  10. Alwen says:

    >Wow! How many people had to sit on that lot to get the suitcase to close?

  11. Sarah says:

    >You have a yarn fairy too!

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