School was out June 12…and off we flew to Italy and Greece for 1o days.  (When I say “we”, I mean me, two teachers, 18 freshmen, some parents, and my family (DH, 2 teenage boys) and my mom. )  It was truly the trip of a lifetime–and hard to put into words.  We got home about a week ago, and all I can think about is where we can go next…


Mom and me in front of the Trevi fountain in Rome, fresh off the plane on the morning of Day 1.  Note the gelato (had some every day.  When in Rome…)

Italy and Greece 082Florence, from the Ponte Vecchio.


From our hotel room in Delphi, Greece.  Wow.

DSCN1250Some of the gang in front of the Parthenon.  My two are in the hats.

DSCN1215The guys in Greece.  Love ’em.

On the trip, I started a pair of socks as well- Regia this time, a Kaffe Fasset colorway.

Europe Socks

I’m using a pattern by Jessica of Zarzuela Knits and Crochets…I love it.  I’ve had it for a year or two, but I think there may be an updated version on Ravelry.  It’s got two of my favorite characteristics: toe-up and done on a circular needle.  I probably could’ve done a reinforced heel as well, but didn’t have instructions for that abroad.

In the meantime, a knitting update:  Just finished a lime green Lamar scarf (pattern on Ravelry).  Love the pattern and the yarn (Berrocco “Comfort”, in this case chosen for a gal that demands 100% itch-free fiber).

Hobbes was happy to help me by modeling the newly- FO.

Lamar and Hobbes

And, as is my summer tradition…It’s Wimbledon time.  Knitting and good tennis on summer vacation? *sigh*



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5 responses to “Ciao!

  1. Love the pix!!! Hey-is that my scarf? Me likey-weeeeee!

  2. amy

    love the socks, looks like a very nice trip.thanks for sharing,Amy

  3. So. Jealous! Glad you had a great time though!

    Yay socks! 🙂 I don’t have that pattern posted on Ravelry, but maybe I should…

  4. Gaby Poliseno

    Hi! this is so cool…how many ppl can say that their 7th grade global cultures teacher (well 1st of all…i dont think that many can say they had a 7th grade global cultures class), has a super cool web site blog thing! this is awesome!

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