Thursday, February 02, 2006

Argentina - Part 1

It’s not easy to get back into this blogging thing after a two week absence, I feel like I need to do a little recap over the next few days. I apologize for the photo heavy post.

First, we got married. For photos and a story, check out this link

The wedding was fabulous. I never expected it to be so much fun. After all the planning and chaos I was just hoping for no catastrophes, but I wasn’t anticipating that it would end up being a terrific party. The only thing I’d change is that I would’ve cloned myself about 8 times, so that I could have more time to spend with each guest.

We left the next day for Argentina; we flew to Buenos Aires and then directly down to Ushuaia. The sock was a little tired after 24 hours of travel, so it spent the first day of the honeymoon resting in the hotel while JF and I went on an excursion in 4 x 4s.

It was still pretty sleepy on the second day, so we let it rest while we went kayaking to the island of penguins.

It barely had the strength to peek out the window on the flight from Ushuaia to El Calafate.

It recovered a bit once we landed, bolstered by the knowledge that El Calafate is an important hub for wool traveling from the Patagonian estancias for export. See all the sheep…

There may have been a little wool shopping.

I bought four fluffy skeins of sheep-colored handspun.

This yarn is RUSTIC, it smells wooly, feels a little oily, and has little flecks of barn stuff throughout. It reminds me of an Irish fisherman’s sweater, but I’m not sure if I have enough for an adult size.

I also bought three skeins of super soft brown merino (150 grams per skein) for another undetermined project.

Total expenditure – approximately $15. Yep, $15.

There’s so much more to tell – I’ll post again tomorrow with more photos and yarns!


Mintyfresh said...

Wow, you made the Times! Swanky. You looked beautiful.

So did Argentina. Can't wait to hear more.

gleek said...

holy moly!!! look at YOU in the TIMES! that's a big deal :) you look happy and gorgeous as always.

wow, look at the penguins and the sheep. looks like a fantastical safari!

amanda said...

WOW, the Times!! That is such a great story and you look radiant.

carrie said...

i read that and had no idea that it was YOU!!! (i've always loved to read about the weddings.) you look stunning, and it's a beautiful story.

Skylar said...

Again, many, many congrats to you and your new hubby! Looking forward to more updates.

--Deb said...

Wow, that is some write-up! Very fancy . . . I hope you're not going to be too snobby to talk to all of us now . . . (grin)

Felicitations, Beth! And congratulations to Juan!

FemiKnitMafia said...

whoah, whoah, whoah. The Times! Cheers! You look great!

Megann said...

Mazel Tov again! What a great article. I'm so happy that you found each other, its truly an amazing thing how life works.

Brooklyn Handspun said...

Congratulations and welcome back!!! I can't wait to hear more about your adventures and all the yarn.

jess said...

whoa, beth, look at all the surprises when one doesn't check in here as regularly as one should! you're married! you're in the times (and described as "pert" - extra points)! you indeed escaped from the drudgery of associatehood! you're in argentina! how many exclamation points can i use?!

congratulations on all your wonderful news.


ps - i'll need to interrogate you sometime about your career move, too.