Wednesday, September 24, 2008


So I got back from the Netherlands last night, and hubsy and I are heading to Austin Texas for the Austin City Limits Music Festival way too early tomorrow morning. So how was Amsterdam, you may well ask?

Way too brief, I might answer.

Above, a shot of my hotel room near Central Station. I arrived on Sunday morning in the wee wee hours after 7 1/2 hours of a guy next to me for whom bathing was optional and deodorant, some new-fangled technology with which he dare not engage. Did I mention the 4 year old behind me kicking the back of my seat all night? And that the mother kept her up? Yeah, sweet.

Bitch, bitch, bitch. I know, I hear the chorus now. We'll see what tomorrow brings when I'm flying my nemesis, Continental, whom faithful readers know I loathe with every fiber of my being. A report will be forthcoming...

But what of Amsterdam, you are probably asking? Did any crochet or yarnish endeavors take place? Well, let's review:
I have been working on CopperScaleDragon's Skluvs. Here's righty!

Okay, ease up - the pics were taken with my phone, for crap's sake. But they are coming out well, if I do say so. While on the subway the other day, a lady interrupted my precious podcast-listening time to chat about them (Jane, she thought they were awesome!). I'm using some un-labeled yarn purchased at last Fall's Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck. I'll post on these and other mitt-related topics upon our triumphant return to beautiful Brooklyn, NY. Till then, if any of you know of some cool yarny shops in Austin that the Hooker MUST NOT MISS, let me know, okay???


CopperScaleDragon said...

The gloves are looking great!!! Can't wait to see the finished pair.

Christina said...

Looks like you had a great time and quite the whirlwhind trip. Happy travels!