Home again home again jigity jog - have been on a lot of jigs and jogs since leaving!
Hope all is well with all my knitting friends. Came home to an extra 2 ft of snow, its lovely! I guess Flag hasn’t had this much snow that has lasted in years. Kind of a change from the weather we have had on our trip - in Nepal it was cold-ish, 40-60*. We were there for 4 days at the end of the trip. Nepal is really neat. I saw quite a few women knitting. The only one I was close enough to ask did not want her picture taken. She was knitting a glove in heavy weight wool in several colors.
I am not quite all here yet (OK no wise cracks!) since my timing is all off from travel. Have gotten unpacked and even got my suitcase put away - that’s progress! Have done a few loads of clothes and some hand washing of the various scarves and shawls that kept me warm on the trip. Of course I could not resist the pashmina shawls - got 2, one in multicolor stripes with a jaquard paisley pattern, and one with a GIANT paisley covering the whole thing, in salmon, maroon and turquoise cloud9
I saw 2 yarn shops on the trip, flashing past me as we were driven through the crazy traffic. Would have loved to check them out. They appeared to be catering to folks who knit for practical purposes. I think to be able to really explore those kinds of places, you’d have to actually live there. The thing is, there are no sidewalks to speak of, and it entails being brave enough to walk in the road.
So many things to share I don’t know where to begin. I was saddened by the extreme pollution of air, water and land… the bright individuals who came up with the ubiquitous [I]plastic bag [/I]and [I]plastic water bottle [/I]should be required to come up with a way to get rid of them. I suppose we don’t see them here because of land fills, but they never go away - and in India and Nepal (and Thailand for that matter, and …and… and…) they are covering the ground everywhere. Those folks are used to throwing things on the ground because something will eat just about anything… in the tropics things biodegrade… but not plastic bags/bottles. I have fantasies of a recycling company that employs thousands of people to pick up bags/bottles - labor is very cheap there…and then recycles them into all the stuff that can be made, such as building materials and fleece.
Anyway, many good and fun things were on this trip - fantastic food (I gained weight :yadda:) in fact I’ve been online ordering ingredients for yummy Indian recipes! All our souvenirs made it here in fine shape. It will be fun getting things to friends and family.
The spiritual stuff is hard to explain or describe - we had the opportunity to hang out in some really holy places. I hesitate to put the feelings into words - it might not do justice.
Anyway wanted to touch base, will write more soon! Itching to get back to my projects!!