I had all sorts of good intentions as it relates to knitting. I packed 3 projects. I worked on one for my LYS yarn club on the flight over. I took it to my cousin's villa (she loved the placemats) and worked on it poolside only to find I had done it wrong so I ripped it out.
Don't you love the look of shock on non-knitter's faces when you rip out a project? They gasp and exclaim "what are you doing?!" My cousin kept saying she felt so bad for me - heck it wasn't a whole sweater or anything - just a little cowl. I was only halfway through.
The other two projects went untouched - in fact, aside from the poolside knitting I didn't touch my needles again until the flight home.
My other good intention was to visit a yarn store in Florence. I had done my homework and found the one I wanted to go to. When we returned to Florence from the villa, it was August 1st. I went online to look up the address and wouldn't you know the store closes for the entire month of August. Well, there went that plan.
Instead I saw some amazing sites, had wonderful family time, enjoyed my daughter with her last few weeks before going to college - all good stuff. So, here are a few photo collages I put together so you could see what kept me from my knitting.
|I have a thing for ceilings - always looking up.|
|Various sites around Florence - the right hand one is the view from my Aunt's house in Galluzo.|
|These are frescos by Fra Angelico from The Museo San Mateo.|
|My cousin's villa where we spent two nights - glorious!|