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What a lovely amorphous blob.
Katy(posted on Sep 10, 2009 at 3:25 pm)
It looks kind of like a creepy sea creature.
Katy(posted on Sep 10, 2009 at 3:33 pm)
Blocking is always fun. I used a string anchored at the center to act as my provisional radius. I think I cut it 30 inches, but maybe it was a bit more. It was still a bit challenging to smooth all the concentric rings into ringness, even after I got the outside edge to be the right size.
Katy(posted on Sep 10, 2009 at 3:36 pm)
We had a slow day to allow for recovery from jetlag. We hung out at home in the morning, knitting and chatting. Then we threw together a picnic and met Lauren and Karl at the park. The boys played with the RC cars and the ladies continued the knitting and chatting.
Katy(posted on Aug 26, 2009 at 6:27 am)
Wow! We couldn’t help but take tons of pictures on this day. What a whirlwind! We started with the early morning train in Oslo. Then another train, a boat, a bus, and another train. We arrived in Bergen in the early evening, with just enough time to discover that I chose a hotel right next to a good Mexican restaurant!
Katy(posted on Aug 26, 2009 at 7:33 am)
We had one full day in Bergen and we tried to make the most of it. In the morning we visited the historic harbor area, explored little random streets. Then we met Karl’s parents and wandered the same areas again, and then went up the Floibanen funicular with them. We had lunch at the top, then we split up: Chris, C, and me (and Apl of course) chose to walk down the hill (mountain?) and everyone else took the train back down. I loved the walk down the hill, it was so cool and peaceful in the woods and when we got down into the city the neighborhoods were so quaint and darling. Karl’s parents were brave enough to try Japanese food for the first time for dinner, and then we all said good night.
Katy(posted on Aug 28, 2009 at 5:46 am)
My mom was interested in naturally-designed playgrounds, and we ran across this one in Bergen. Enjoy, mom!
Katy(posted on Sep 19, 2009 at 8:20 pm)
Our second day in Bergen was also a lot of fun. We saw some more of the Bryggen world heritage site, visited a cathedral, the fortress and the king’s hall. To squeeze every last bit of fun out of Bergen, we spent our last ½ hour on the silly tourist train. We had perfect timing and made it onto our ferry to Stavanger in time to get good seats. This was a high-speed ferry, so it was very windy up on deck, but we managed to enjoy some of the fjord views and marvel at the industrial equipment out there.
Katy(posted on Aug 31, 2009 at 3:52 pm)
Stavanger was a lovely little city that we saw hardly any of. We got off the boat in the evening, stumbled to the hotel and into bed. The fjord cruise on Lysefjorden started mid-morning, and when we got back to the dock it started raining so we just headed straight out to the airport for our flight to Oslo. All in all, I’d like to see more of Stavanger someday.
Katy(posted on Sep 1, 2009 at 3:42 am)