This week took me to Redmond, Washington for the MicroSoft Navy-Marine Corps Symposium. It was a very good gig…lots of good information on which we can base some of our planning and some good insights for the team. I was glad I went, but not so glad that I ended up having to stay an extra day. The Colorado airports were all closed down due to the “big storm!” (must be said with “!” intact) and our flights out of Seattle were cancelled. You can see what it did to our little neighborhood. Dale says the dogs loved it.
We made the most of it. The “we” is me and one of my colleagues (and long-time friend) Marty. (A “Martha-Marty” as opposed to a “Martin-Marty.”) After waiting an hour or so to finally see a customer service agent we got rebooked for a very early morning itinerary that would take us to Sacramento and then on to Denver. (Marty’s husband volunteered to drive to Denver to pick us up, so I was very willing to let United off the hook and get us that far. ) We scored hotel rooms (Thank you, Marriott Gold Card status!), took a lovely long walk through the surrounds during which we stopped for a great dinner and then retired to our rooms. I was not unwinding very well, so decided that knitting was in order.
I proceeded to finish my Clapotis, including weaving in ends. This was good, but it left me with nothing for the airplane. Oh well, it gave me a chance to do all the puzzles in the “USA Today” that was left at my door. I had plenty of time as the previous days delays spilled over and all the routes serving smaller cities in the west seemed to be tangled. By the time we got home I was exhausted and thoughts of blocking were very distant. I got down to it on Saturday as you can see…and today I have a wonderful shawl/scarf.
I love the way it drapes…and it’s happy being a lacey shawl or gathered into a neck scarf. The dress I have on is one I’m considering for Karen’s wedding. I think the two work well together…as long as I lose another 5 pounds by then! As usual, Dale had to be a model too. His nose was cold so we wrapped him up as if the Clapotis were a hijab. It is cute, but really not very good for concealment.
Not much else to report…I’m home this week and am so very relieved that I don’t have to live from a suitcase.