Monday, October 16, 2006

Where in the world is he?

What the heck is this? This is a post box from Budapest! While the kids and I were enjoying the mountains of BC, Stephen was visiting physicists in Hungary and got me this picture of a mail box near his hotel. Cool...

And then he whizzed off on a long train ride to Germany, where he visited with more physicists, including a former student who is now working there. She was the organizer of the blanket made in strips that I worked on some months ago. But then she moved, and the baby got born, and the blanket was not finished! So I offered to sew it up, and got it all done the other day (not a difficult chore, it just needs a bit of time, and I seem to have more time than your average grad student).
Zeina took Stephen on a tour of the old city, and especially the yarn shops of the old city, and showed him lots of yarn, and this marvellous window display. (She sent along 2 balls of sock yarn as a thank you for the blanket work! Very nice indeed, and of course I want to drop everything and use it...)

I want that mega- stripey yarn! Who knows what it is made of, but I like the huge stripes of colour.

I have a sock on the needles, and actually another kind of sock totally finished -- it just needs a mate! The yarn I just got might get used for a multi-directional scarf, like Jerry's. Though we all know I do not need another scarf... And I could also use it to make a light hood thing for wearing under a coat hood. But the problem is that Arthur's coat doesn't have a hood, so he needs a big old warm hat. Okay, so I'll just look at this yarn for a bit, and then likely make socks! Maybe even socks for Stephen! Somehow yarn that just arrives is much more exciting than yarn one picks out oneself...