JILL'S JOURNEYS: TRAVEL WELL

Thursday, July 26, 2012

We'll always have Paris

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Friday, June 08, 2012

"Wild About Glasgow"

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I had a fun time with Becca in Glasgow, where she is studying to be a master of museums. :) The sun was out, apparently a rare occurrence in the town, and we enjoyed our day together visiting the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery (the oldest museum in Scotland and likely the most eclectic), the Botanic Gardens, and the grounds of the University of Glasgow. Later on I also got a sneak peek of Becca's dance school's upcoming flash mob. Word is getting out about their talents, and they are being pursued to do more flash mobs around Scotland. This sort of belies the point of flash mobs, but it's still pretty exciting. Maybe when Becca sends me the covert video of their dance, I will post it here.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

A Holiday Collage from my sister


I could not resist sharing this. Ohhh, family. Learning to roll with it.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Little Leggies: An Update

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Baby Leg Warmies for Maggie


Friends in North Dakota welcomed a baby daughter, Magdalene Esther Montgomery Schmidt, in mid-October. (Good name, right?) And I thought, what a great opportunity to do some knitting for someone who'll need lots of cold weather clothes! It took awhile to find the perfect project, but finally I came across these striped leg warmers, which should keep Miss Maggie's little knees warm through winter and spring. Since the pattern size was for 9 month olds - 2 year olds, I made one pair as instructed and then followed another knitter's directions for making a tinier size, too. That way one pair should fit her very soon, and the other she'll just have to grow into. (I hear they do that.)

Fellow knitters, I was also directed to these fantastic instructions on how to knit stripes in the round so that it barely shows when you switch colors. Thanks, TECHknitting, for the new technique. That's why you can see a faint spiral on the backs of the turquoise and pink leg warmers below.

I can't wait to get these in the mail!