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Sunday, September 30, 2007


I've been back a whole week, and I just haven't had the get-up-and-go to post about the trip. I guess it's just too overwhelming. I put a big ole album on flickr, but here are a few highlights:

Here are the Alps, with a Barbapapa doll that I purchased. I thought I'd dreamt up the Barbapapas! Does anyone else remember them?

Here we are after climbing to the top of the Duomo. It was not an easy trip, but so worth it.

I feel like I can't really sum up the trip - it was relaxing and enriching and just fantastic. We rushed around all day, popping from site to site to site. Then we napped. Then we passed our evenings enjoying fresh mozzarella and savory pastas and lots of red wine. Is it time to go back?

I've been plugging away on the summer shawlette, but I messed up on the flight home and had to rip it all back. So not exciting progress shots. And I think I'm gonna start the long sleeve trapeze jacket soon.

In the meantime, enjoy this slideshow about knit dresses. I have seen a lot on the streets lately -- many with beautiful, bulky cables -- but I'm not sure I'd have the commitment to knit a dress. And I certainly won't be knitting my wedding gown. And I most definitely, certainly won't be knitting everything in my wedding.


Blogger Amy said...

Welcome back! The scenery looks gorgeous!

11:48 AM  
Anonymous jess said...

yay! i'm so glad you're picking up the trapeze jacket. you have such great taste ;) maybe we can knit along (if i ever finish the tangled yoke cardi).

11:50 AM  
Blogger Knitting in Pink said...

Welcome back! Your trip looks like it was awesome. I have a tank top with the Barpapas on it. I just love them, they're so cute.

12:01 PM  
Blogger gleek said...

oh i love italy so! i did that climb to the top of il duomo. it is no joke :)

glad you had a great time!

1:22 PM  
Anonymous Mintyfresh said...

So jealous of your amazing trip! It was great seeing you Friday night.

2:05 PM  
Blogger meegiemoo said...

clickity click, Barba-trick

2:14 PM  
Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

How funny, my nieces and nephews in Morocco are obsessed with the Barbafamille dolls!! Glad you had an inspiring trip...

3:49 PM  
Blogger ingrid said...

Do I ever remember Les Barbapapa!? My Mum and Dad still has some of the books at their house. My first language is French, so my brother and I were crazy about the Barbapapa books.

7:24 PM  
Blogger schrodinger said...

ooooh, it looks like a beautiful trip and sounds like you have a little case of post-holiday blues. Great to see you back though.

7:31 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

I do remember Barbapapas--but I never would have if you hadn't mentioned them! Looks like a great trip!

9:27 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I remember Barbapapas too! Must be a very generational thing because I seem to get weird looks whenever the remember that conversation pops up and they don't have a clue what I am talking about. That and the family of superheros that say Shazam!

Looks like an awesome trip.

9:30 PM  
Blogger An Abundance of Lisa said...

Sounds like an absolutely lovely (and relaxing!) trip for you both. I'm sure it was much needed. Welcome back!

9:38 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

I loved the Barbapapas. Even when I was older (like, elementary school age) I loved getting to see them on TV when I stayed home sick. That plus "I'm a bear called Jeremy." Do you remember him? Maybe it was a Canadian thing.

Glad you had a nice trip! Mmmm... pasta and red wine.

10:35 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Ooh, your trip looks wonderful! Italy is so beautiful--I bet you did not want to leave! Well, you can always go back, there's a honeymoon in your future! ;)

10:44 PM  
Blogger Liz K. said...

Wait. You mean you aren't knitting your wedding dress. Harumph!

; )

8:34 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

Welcome back! Loved your photos - looks like it was a great trip!

8:50 AM  
Blogger seedless grape said...

Wow--it looks like you had a fabulous trip! Welcome back!

12:07 PM  
Blogger Brooklyn Handspun said...

Welcome back! Oh I think it's time for me to go back to Italy - isn't florence magical?

12:44 PM  
Blogger Veronique said...

Oh, I had some Barbapapa books when I was a kid! They were such a happy family of brightly colored blobs :)
Are you going to knit a wedding shawl?...

12:53 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I'm so glad you had a lovely trip!

9:59 PM  
Anonymous Felicia said...

What beautiful mountains.

4:03 PM  
Blogger Lolly said...

What a fabulous trip, Carrie! I will be making frequent trips to your Flickr set to dream of another vacation! :)

7:18 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

looks relaxing!

and just a warning, many people when they hear you're planning a wedding will ask if you're knitting your dress! i found the same pattern btw! :)

11:07 AM  
Blogger Kym said...

wow- I can't wait to see what you have planned for your honeymoon :)

I feel so left out for never having heard of Barbapapa- I'm going to check it out.

8:26 PM  
Blogger binet said...

if you happen to find yourself in a pile of yarn with a book of knitted flowers, i can let you know which ones take under 10 minutes a piece. good luck with any handcrafting you plan on doing!

11:18 PM  

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