Saturday, January 13, 2007

It's been a while




These were taken yesterday on an all day trip to the Judean desert to visit Christian and Jewish religious places. I had a great time and met people from Japan, Louisiana and NYC who were on other buses. I'm wearing my warmest sweater using Briggs & Little yarn in one of their patterns with bicycles. I was the only person in my group who was doing my crafts and several women came up to ask me what I was doing especially using my Tunisian 14" bamboo hook. I'm working on an afghan in Tunisian stitch and was also doing a garter stitch shawl using a very old white plastic circular needle. I think it was Susan Bates.
The trip was 12 hours and we took along our own food and drinks. We saw 2 monasteries. The most impressive one was very hard to reach and as it had been built from a cave in a rockface and was a long way from the road going downhill. Back was harder. We also saw a Greek Orthodox monastery and church and Qumram where the manuscripts were found. Everything isn't far from the Dead Sea and also from Jordan.

3 comments:

Miss Knotty said...

That tree is so beautiful. Thanks for posting the picture. I like the bike sweater, also. :)

Regina from KnitTalk
(aka Miss Knotty)
www.knotwattewethink.wordpress.com

junie said...

Hello there! Been awhile since I stopped by. Glad I did. I have to say, that is a wonderful tree. An ancient. I Like the blanket. You know my favorite color is purple!

Cheryl said...

Oh wow, wherever did you get that sweater? We are avid cyclists, probably 75-100 bikes in the household, some coleectible, more ridable.....it is a tremendously cool sweater....I am on thew CIvil War Shawl KAL and asked about the columbine, thanks for replying.