Wednesday, April 11, 2007

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  • By Your Leave

    The ant is knowing and wise,
    but he doesn't know enough to take a vacation.
    -Clarence Dey

    First things first - I am now officially on leave! I heartily endorse even the first 15 minutes - very relaxing. And there's plenty of excitement coming - I believe I mentioned last week that the fiance and I are off to Madison early tomorrow morning. We're looking forward to getting away for a bit, but also for home cooking, visiting yarn stores (ok, that would be the royal "we" here), and possibly even snow. I'm bringing lots of sweaters!

    . . . And reading. And knitting. Which is probably why you're here, right? You wanted to see the beau's new socks in process. And I'm happy to oblige. The Retro Ribs from Interweave's Favorite Socks in a nice grey mix Koigu. The beau gave his seal of approval to the pattern, so they're coming along for the vacation. . . . for the times I can't be knitting on the Chuppah. For once, choosing the knitting is an easy part of packing!

    And now for a completely gratituitous photo from a morning in La Jolla last weekend: If we're this happy on a day off, just think of a whole five days!

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    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I loved your Manly Socks contest, so many great sock patterns all in one place! Thanks for putting that together!
    You and your fiance are an adorable couple! Hope you enjoy your vacation!

    4/11/2007 3:35 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    And very manly and handsome they look too. The socks. You two just look fabulously happy. Enjoy your leave!

    4/11/2007 4:11 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    have fun on your mini vacay! He looks awfully cute with his hair grown in...I didn't realize he was a redhead! :o)so

    4/11/2007 4:27 PM  
    Blogger margene said...

    Have a wonderful, wonderful time! You two look so good together.

    4/11/2007 5:07 PM  
    Blogger Jenn said...

    Have a great time! Rest, knit, relax, repeat. I'm admiring your packing of only two knitting projects. I wish I could learn that discipline!

    4/11/2007 6:05 PM  
    Blogger Elinor said...

    Have a great trip! Buy lots of yarn! Your manly socks look great!

    4/11/2007 6:20 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    koigu! my favorite delciousness...

    enjoy your time off. you deserve it. I never thought I'd say this, given the unusually cold spring we've had, but I'll wish for snow for you if it means you can wear some of your wool!

    4/11/2007 8:46 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I hope you have a fantastic time, you guys totally deserve it! That Koigu looks I detect the faintest...very faintest totally manly hint of lavender in the Koigu? It's gorgeous!

    4/11/2007 10:32 PM  
    Blogger Rebecca said...

    How adorable you two look! I hope you guys have a wonderful and well-deserved rest! And remember, one of the first things to establish in a marriage is that HE is the driver and YOU are the knitting passenger!

    4/11/2007 11:04 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    What a sweet, sweet picture! Have fun.

    4/12/2007 1:42 AM  
    Blogger Tracy Batchelder said...

    Wishing you safe travels and lots of fun!

    4/12/2007 6:05 AM  
    Blogger Disentangled said...

    Have a great vacation! Are you guys going to know what to do with yourselves for that many days off in a row? ;-)

    4/12/2007 8:23 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Awwww! Have a wonderful time! (take pictures of the yarn stores)

    4/12/2007 9:50 AM  
    Blogger Kim said...

    Have a great trip! I hope you have a good visit with his family. I hear Madison is a great place.

    4/12/2007 10:21 AM  
    Blogger Alisha said...

    What a sweet picture of you both. Have a nice time!!!!

    4/12/2007 12:38 PM  
    Blogger JayJay said...

    You both looks so happy and relaxed! Enjoy Wisconsin and have some deep-fried cheese curds for me (trust me, they're a delicacy where I come from). ;)

    4/12/2007 2:46 PM  
    Blogger judy said...

    Bet you'd have fun anywhere!

    4/13/2007 5:53 AM  
    Blogger Anneliese Kelly said...

    After all those years since our aborted Madison college visit, you're finally getting to see the place under much pleasanter circumstances :) Clearly there was divine Providence behind that spring blizzard. Enjoy the visiting and the knitting (I can't wait to see updates, hint, hint...)

    4/13/2007 6:46 AM  
    Blogger Janet said...

    enjoy your time off and Wisconsin! i love long distance yarn shop trips... errr, i mean, vacations.

    4/13/2007 11:30 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Have a wonderful vacation! I always knew you were smarter than an ant. :)

    4/14/2007 6:56 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Awww, you guys look so happy and relaxed.

    4/21/2007 10:31 PM  

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