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.


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)

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 is a tremendously cool sweater....I am on thew CIvil War Shawl KAL and asked about the columbine, thanks for replying.