There are 2 things to know when you land in Kingston, Jamaica: the entire plane claps the pilot; and you step out into the fresh harbour air.
Kingston Harbour. It’s the 7th deepest natural harbour in the world. Beautiful as seen from a sandbar called, Maiden Cay.
A rather soused me had the sense to take a few pics.
I was on a food break from the rest of the BYOB-to-Maiden-Cay party.
Adult beverage marketing, Caribbean style.
Lest you think it was all vodka-Tings, I did spin and ply in glorious comfort.
The few days in the country were wonderful. We might have high-fived at the tv reports of a snowstorm back in Canada.
This kind of “cold front” was way more satisfactory.
The windy weather did make finishing DH’s socks less of a hassle.
Already well worn! It’s my basic sock knit in The Painted Tiger‘s “Bands of Autumn” colourway. 430 yards of her Safari base – 75% superwash Corriedale; 25% nylon.
I loved knitting them and he loves wearing them!
In other Knit Unto Others Good Karma news
Mom, and you have heard me say this before, is a huge supporter. She now has a handknit shawl. It’s the Shoulder Shawl in Cherry Leaf pattern from Victorian Lace Today by Jane Sowerby.
The size is great (and I’ll give the caveat in a sec) – it’s Handmaiden Sea Silk. The body is knit on 4.5mm needles, and the point border on 3.75 needles. It also has a Japanese seed bead for each leaf, and point.
Everyone is happy. But smug I am not! That gauge killed my skein of yarn. You might have followed my live tweet freak-out? Yea – 1.5 points short on the right edge. Brilliant.
Not unlike this gizzada. Yum even if the label is not technically correct.