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Saturday, September 09, 2006
Sunsets and the Mysteries of the Internet

Last weekend we went to Santa Fe and enjoyed some of the Fiestas. Things were festive, the weather was perfect and the unbelievable rain we've had this summer has resulted in bunches of stunning yellow wildflowers on roadsides everywhere.

We had coffee one morning and this picture gives the impression that I was relaxed and reading something wonderful, like the New York Times or my new Mason Dixon Knitting book (thank you very much to my sweetie for such an excellent 5th anniversary gift). In fact, no.

What I was really doing was jumping out of my seat every 10 seconds to prevent mister squeaky shoes from yanking my hot, delicious espresso off the flimsy little table and onto his tender skin.

I don't mean to complain. It was still lovely and I spent some time working on dad's overdue (and exceedingly handsome) scarf.

I'm knitting it with Elsebeth Lavold's Silky Wool in the quilted lattice pattern. I lifted the idea for a scarf in this pattern directly from the wonderful Naive Knitter (where did she go?). It's soothing to knit and I love the yarn, but I constantly find myself distracted by the allure of other projects. I'm making bright little dishcloths to help get me through.

I was dumbstruck (stop laughing Josh) by the stunning sunset while we were in Santa Fe and I had to take a picture even though I knew I would never be able to capture its astonishing beauty.

I'm glad we live here. It's home. Even though I occasionally miss this.
It's impossible to reconcile the love of two such different places.

On another note, I want to reach out to my new super-cool, internet-savvy friends to say that this experience is making me realize how very naive I am about the many wonders of the world wide web. Where was I, you ask, while all this amazing web development was happening? I was (knitting) in Seattle (the center of the computer development universe) and somehow I still missed it. I feel like an old fogey.

Somebody out there must help me unravel the mysteries of swapping goodies with lovely people in other cities. I am so charmed by the idea of a swap and I keep wandering aimlessly through blog after blog with no idea how find an active swap. help. How much do I love the What's Cookin Apron Swap? (check out these beauties) I will definately be taking part in next one at the end of this month. I want to find other sweet swaps too. Your tips would be so warmly appreciated.

Also, I have so been touched by my visitors and their comments. Thank you for making this adventure so rewarding!
You'll stumple upon one soon. It's amtter of reading a lot of blogs. Soone enough someone will mention an active one or you'll see a button on someone's blog & there you go! I'm unaware of any more clever methods of finding them, though.
Yeah, you just kind of *find* them. I'm pretty much swapped out though. So instead I'm doing something fun with my business that will keep me busy!
I know you can still join the Knitters Tea Swap ( you have to hurry, only a few spaces left.. Beautiful picture of the sky.
Love the sky picture, we do live in a beautiful place. I'm not very good at this blogging, swaps etc., yet as I'm still learning, but usually by reading other blogs I've picked up things.
Swap-bot is a great site--that's where we listed the Funky Scarf Swap...
Oh, how I miss New Mexico! I grew up there, too (Artesia), and I'm jealous of your unlimited access to NM food. I can't believe you knitted that's so gorgeous!
Hi! It was so great to meet you tonight! I did a couple swaps this summer and they were so much fun. Check out Secret pal 9

I did secret pal 8 this summer and had a lot fun.

I LOVE the sunset picture!!!
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