Monday, November 09, 2009

Long Time No Blog

Yes, I know it's been months. But I have been using my time productively. Honest.
Since we last connected, I've hiked through enchanting Alaskan terrain covered in waterfalls and glaciers and lakes.







I've traveled to Peru for a volunteer medical mission, a life-changing experience if ever there was one....













Hiked the Sacred Valley Inca Trail and watched the sunrise over Macchu Piccu.











And now back home, reinvested in myself...have begun a rigorous training program towards a triathlon next summer.

I'm feeling great, feeling strong, and yes, I am still knitting. Knitbud Ruth and I are doing a mini-KAL...it's her first grown-ass woman sized sweater...yes, it's the ubiquitous February Lady Sweater....I know, I know, I started one of these a year ago...but it just wasn't a good marriage of pattern and yarn at the time...this one..much improved! I'm using Elann.com's luscious Highland Wool in Calypso Green (which is actually somewhat greener than it shows in the photos)




purchased during one of their amazing bag sales a year or more ago...and if you noticed the clever stitch markers between each 7 stitch lace repeat..why they are nothing more than cut up drinking straws (because who has eleventyjillion matching stitch markers?)...clever idea culled from the FLS forum on Ravelry.


So, I'm back...not sure how frequently I'll be posting, or what the content will end up being...but I've missed the blogging...until next time...

Knit On!

14 comments:

Walden said...

Sounds amazing! Glad you are back.

Grace said...

so good to see you posting again, you have been missed, what stories you have to tell

quiltyknitwit said...

Wow, what a fabulous life you lead! Keep posting!

betsy said...

'Bout damned time you post. What are the triathalon deets?

Laura Jane said...

I've been wondering where you are Missy!

What a fabulous time you have been having. The Peru trip sounds especially enriching, I'd love to hear about it in person one day in a long chat.

And i can't believe you have only just heard about the drinking straw stitch markers. I used them when I attempted to knit a clapotis, in whcih task I sadly failed but a friend took up for me and finished....now I just have to block it.

You're looking GREAT Lisa, nice to hear from you again.

((((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))))))

Arctic Knitter said...

Welcome back! Wow - what grand adventures you've had! I'm knitting the FLS too - just lovely.

Anonymous said...

SO glad you are blogging again and many thanks for the fab pix of Peru. How many babies did you deliver? Felicidades! A wonderful gift you shared with the Peruvian women! Your hiking sounds exhilarating! Great training!
Jamie

Anonymous said...

SO glad you are blogging again and many thanks for the fab pix of Peru. How many babies did you deliver? Felicidades! A wonderful gift you shared with the Peruvian women! Your hiking sounds exhilarating! Great training!
Jamie

Anonymous said...

Lisa! Glad to see you blogging again! Love love love your trip to Peru! What a gift you were to those women. You have got to be one of the most beautiful souls ever! from one maternal/infant nurse to another...you ROCK!

Scrabblequeen said...

You are one popular lady! Even though you say the color isn't accurate, I think it looks loverly!

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sandrashappyplace said...

a fellow Rav Knitter sent me over to check out your blog-O.M.G. am I glad she did!

Isn't Machu Pichu just magical.... I am in awe whenever I see pics.

You are so fortunate to have experienced that place!

Thanks for sharing and keep doing what you do, you are an angel and inspiration to the rest of us.

xoxox Sandra

smariek said...

Long time no blog reading (long story) and I'm just taking a moment to catch up here. OMG I bet you have a gazillion more breathtaking photos from your trip. Would love to hear more stories from your trip.

Tara said...

You're baaaaaaaaaack!!! I'm so glad you had such a fantastic time in Peru! Great to see you back though. Missed you like crazy!