I spent last week in Europe as U.S. representative to the NATO Command Control Consultation Board. It sounds pretty fancy-pants, and I have to admit the simultaneous translations via earwig is pretty cool, but the board sessions quickly become very dry and, yes, boring. On the other hand, Brussels is very interesting! Great scenery, great food, great chocolate…all in great supply. The Grand Place was having a plant sale that added some great color to our photos. We ate in a restaurant with a sheep mosaic on its walls. On our walkabouts we came across really cool costume ideas…and the infamous mannequin pis. You can find this little guy made out of chocolate, various gummy candies and imprinted on everything from beer steins to mouse pads.
As usual, I did some knitting on the airplane…finished up the first sock of a pair based on the flame stitch pattern. It has some “love” in it…a clever term a friend uses to refer to mistakes that she has decided can go uncorrected. The pattern was tricky to convert to a full chart and I was tired. No one will really notice. I was glad to get home, but I head out again on Friday for Ohio…the second sock will get some good attention on that trip!