Spring Break

Project – Lacy Top (knit)
Patons free pattern (download here)
Yarn – Patons Silk Bamboo in 85236 Moss
Blogger – YoElizbo

Every skein of yarn deserves a good spring break, and I was lucky enough to tag along with that party animal of all the blends, Patons Silk Bamboo. Believe me, this girl knows how to live it up, booking herself a week on the lovely island paradise of Maui. First she packed up (well, she had me do all that packing) and to conserve space I used my ball winder to wind three other skeins into one large skein, if only to make sure they all fit:

I had a horrible time picking what knitting was going with me--and then had to make the wrenching decision of what was going on the plane and what was going in the suitcase. After a little disagreement with the DH over what took up more room in the suitcase--my knitting or his snorkel gear--all was stowed away and we were off.

Foolish man, I can always fit more knitting in my carry on, as evidenced by this shot of Silk Bamboo in her airline seat, headphones on and watching a movie as we winged our way across the Pacific. From there we checked into our condo, where Silk Bamboo took in an approving view of the ocean from our lanai.

Luxurious to knit and a great traveler, Silk Bamboo spent time at the pool, reading a good book:

When she wasn't down at the beach sunbathing:

Or considering a dip in the ocean:

And then finally, giving into the inevitable, of being knit into the 2x2 ribbing for the Patons Lacy Top, which is a free pattern and will make a great addition to my spring/summer wardrobe. I love the sheen and the hand of this yarn and it was an awesome yarn to take on vacation because it was so relaxing to knit with.

My plan was to knit the back and front ribbings while I was gone, but like all good plans for vacation, they got waylaid by sunshine, a tall glass of iced tea and terrific views of the whales passing through the channel between Molokai and Maui.



Way to go Silk Bamboo, you accomplished making me feel badly that I spent Spring break at home, with three stinky boys (4 if you count the husband), a dirty house, a muddy dog, and working all week. Gee thanks. :-)

As YoElizBo, I am so sorry to hear that. Been there, done that. As for Silky Bamboo, she thinks everyone lives like that and has been quite annoying ever since we got home--where's my pool? Which way to the beach? Why hasn't the pool boy been around? Or was that me . . . .?