in february, i did a kal with sophia for the haruni shawl. this is my second haruni, and while i enjoyed knitting the first one, it took a while. once it was finally done, i blocked it pretty quickly and took photos. then in february, i finally started and finished the second one. i started blocking it this weekend. you can see, i’m still blocking it. it is quite big. i hope my mom likes it:) hopefully i can get both of these in the mail this week, in time for mother’s day.
last weekend we took a trip to amsterdam. originally we were hoping to make a surprise visit to florida for a few days, but plane tickets alone were going to be over $3,000. so that idea was squashed and a weekend trip to amsterdam took its place. while on the train i started a cowl. i finished it a day or two after we got home and i can’t wait to wear it. well, i guess i can wait because i’m enjoying the warm weather while it is here.
while in amsterdam we toured the heineken brewery. it was definitely one of the most interesting museum tours i’ve been on. coupled with the fact that you get a small glass of beer during the tour and at the end you are given two more free* beers, what’s not to like? also, dana kept getting an extra beer. during the tour he was given an extra glass because he knew how to toast properly while in amsterdam (prost), then on our way to the bar for the 2 free beers (each) we stopped on the other side where they were showing people how to pour correctly. as soon as we walked up to see what was going on, the bartender handed a beer to dana. and then, when we went to the real bar to get our first free beer, some random guy tried to give one of his to dana as well. that one he turned down. we weren’t sure if the guy had already drank from it or not…but it was really funny. so once we left the museum, we were ready to keep on enjoying some heineken. i’ll include more about our trip in another post.
*free meaning 15 Euros per person to go on the tour…
i also recently finished a pair of socks. i actually like them a lot, even though they were
a tad boring to knit. the color changes helped though and the feel of the yarn is so soft.
lastly, today is dana and i’s 2nd anniversary. i love you dana:)