Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Knitting at the End of the Earth

I’ve been a pretty dreadful knit blogger lately, but I have a great excuse – I got married on Sunday and am now in Argentina on my honeymoon for two weeks! (Yes, blogging on the honeymoon. So romantic.)

Right now I’m in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Picture South America – Ushuaia is a city located at the very bottom pointy part, near Antarctica.

Here’s my latest sock in progress enjoying the view…



Note that the mountains in the distance are snow capped, even though it’s the middle of the summer down here.

Here’s the sock enjoying the view in the other direction, down the Beagle Channel…



Argentina is famous for its beef, but down in Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego the real specialty is the lamb.

Yes, lamb. As you read that, all you knitters out there thought the same thing as I did. Lamb = wool = yarn stores.

I will make it my mission to seek out Patagonian yarns and report back to you on my findings, however posting may be spotty for the next 10 days or so.

13 comments:

gleek said...

congratulations!!! i'm glad to hear that the wedding is over and you are relaxing.

you seriously MUST stake out the yarn in south america. it'd be a crime not to.

Ashley said...

Hey, congrats! How did the veil come out?

One word re: South American yarn: URUGUAY. Can you get there?

Mintyfresh said...

Enjoy the honeymoon! And post some wedding pics, too!

carrie said...

oh, wow, congrats! for heaven's sakes, please post at least a pic or two.

(and if i'm ever lucky enough to marry, i'll blog on the honeymoon, too.)

Veronique said...

Oh, I'm sure you'll find some yarn... (Also, on an unrelated note, there was a french tv show called Ushuaia, and I never understood what it meant until now. Thanks!)
Oh, and congratulations!

Skylar said...

AAaaaahhhh, I didn't even know you were getting married! Congrats! What an amazing place to honeymoon too! You must post a wedding pic, though. We must see...

Jeff in MD said...

Woo! Congratulations to you and the new Mr. Raisinhater! Have a wonderful honeymoon :)

Katie said...

Congrats! That's serious dedication ~ blogging and showing the sock a good time on your honeymood. LoL!

Megann said...

Congratulations! How exciting. I'd love to see a wedding photo, as I note that others have requested the same. Mazel Tov!

FemiKnitMafia said...

OMG - Congrats!! Pics?

Courtney said...

Congratulations! I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who knit on her honeymoon. Enjoy!

amandamonkey said...

So I'm coming over here, too, to congratulate you! Yay!

It's your honeymoon. Stock up on yarn (how sweet to make a sweater from the honeymoonyarn as an anniversary present?).

The DeDe said...

Congratulations! How exciting to be spending your honeymoon in Argentina!

I hope you'll post some more pics from your trip and wedding!