Tuesday, April 17, 2007

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    No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean,
    for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
    -Henry Brooks Adams

    Today, Madison in words. Tomorrow, in pictures. In the meantime, some brilliant vacation reflections.
    1. Plane rides are great for knitting. So great that I've started the border of the Chuppah. (Photos soon, flitgirl!)
    2. And speaking of knitting, men have big feet.
    3. Wearing wool sweaters is fun!
    4. Wool sweaters attract lots of dog hair.
    5. Madison has great yarn shops . . . and their per-capita yarn must be among the highest!
    6. Having a future-mother-in-law who knits? Awesome. Having a future-mother-in-law who quilts? Maybe even better.
    7. Quilt shops are (almost) as much fun as yarn shops. So much so, in fact, that I opened up my sewing machine when I got home.
    8. The best part of my vacation? Spending time with my now-affianced beau. I knew I liked him!

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    Blogger Jenn said...

    I would love to learn to quilt - I'm very jealous! It's always good to know that you can survive each other on a trip - I think that all that time together can make it or break it - I'm so glad that y'all made it!

    4/18/2007 4:02 AM  
    Blogger Carole Knits said...

    I'm so glad to hear you had a good time.

    4/18/2007 4:18 AM  
    Blogger Tracy Batchelder said...

    I love plane knitting. The view can't be beat and there are very few distractions (unless you have a chatty seat mate).

    4/18/2007 5:00 AM  
    Blogger Liz said...

    Can I gather that things went well with the in-laws? I'd love to learn to quilt, except I'm pretty sure it would eat my life. And that would be bad.

    Glad you had a great time!

    4/18/2007 5:44 AM  
    Blogger Elinor said...

    It sounds like you had a great time! My MIL knits too and it is definitely a good thing! Glad you got to bust out some of those woolens!

    4/18/2007 6:16 AM  
    Blogger Disentangled said...

    Glad you had a great trip! Can't wait to see the photos. And most importantly, congrats on getting to that border!! Woo Hoo!

    4/18/2007 6:35 AM  
    Blogger Stephanie said...

    Well, the future mother-in-law talk had me scurrying (yes really) to your archives to find out the details. I'm sorry I'm so late, but congratulations. Wow! So exciting. Gorgeous ring, by the way.

    4/18/2007 7:57 AM  
    Blogger Rebecca said...

    Now I actually ABANDONED quilting for knitting...don't you do the opposite. I'm glad you had a great time with your future MIL and you share a love of knitting. And, of course, you both love the same MAN. Sounds like a fabulous trip.

    4/18/2007 8:07 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Men do have huge feet! I knit socks for my hubby and I feel like I have to block off about a year's worth of time just to get the freakin' cuff done. I knit them out of love!

    4/18/2007 8:18 AM  
    Blogger margene said...

    Oh yes...it's all good;-)

    4/18/2007 8:31 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I am sure you did quite a lot on vacation, but this little list seems like a snappy fun little summary. Can't wait for the pictures!

    4/18/2007 10:37 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I'm so glad you had such a great vacation! You really deserved it! PS: You're on the border of the chuppah? OMG! I can't wait...

    4/18/2007 10:53 AM  
    Blogger Kim said...

    Glad to hear you still like him. I still (after nearly 5 years) stare at my honey and say, "I up and married you, didn't I? Probably a good decision."

    4/18/2007 11:28 AM  
    Blogger JayJay said...

    Glad to hear you had fun in my home state! Has the quilting bug gotten to you at last? It can never replace knitting, of course, which is ever so portable.

    4/18/2007 12:10 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Happy to hear you had a good trip! Yippee for getting the sewing machine out of the box :)

    4/18/2007 1:35 PM  
    Blogger Kat said...

    MIL's with fiber habits definitely rock! Now if the Madison you were in was in Wisconsin (I have learned not to assume which Madison people are in) there is a combined quilting and yarn shop...

    4/18/2007 1:39 PM  
    Blogger Molly said...

    Being able to travel together successfully is a sine qua non of compatibility, imho; you are truly blessed. I'm glad you had a wonderful trip. I'm envious that your future m-i-l knits and I can't wait to see the chuppah edging.

    4/18/2007 1:39 PM  
    Blogger Francesca said...

    Welcome back! SOunds wonderful. Quilting? Quilting? I am myself getting sucked down that beautifully patched hole of fabric goodness. Would love to see= what you're up to.

    4/18/2007 3:51 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Quilts don't beat socks. Especially Hogwarts socks. Ravenclaw, huh? Me too.

    Your new pal, Morgana Brocklehurst

    4/19/2007 6:07 AM  
    Blogger Violiknit said...

    Nice reflections; I totally agree with the airplane knitting. I would go crazy without it.

    4/20/2007 8:21 AM  

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