For it's arrival is so bittersweet.
A warm toasty hat to put on your head.
But I am sorry my friend, you are dead.
I must say that I am happy to be back home, in my warm comfy bed. But I hate the fact that every day is less than 20 degrees out, and I had to walk through the snow to get home, while I had on my suede boots. Thank goodness for waterproofing spray. So, my head is still in the clouds in Trinidad, and I am anxuously planning my next trip there. The date has not been set at the moment.
But guess what? I found another knitter in Trinidad. She has a craft tent in Woodford Square, in the country's capital of Port of Spain. I bought a few plastic-canvas decorations from her, and told her that I am very crafty and used to make those when I was small. I told her that I was an avid knitter. She asked "Do you do two bow knitting, or do you use the circular needle". I was taken aback by the "two bow" knitting description, but I caught her drift. I told her that I did both, and she proceeded to show off her skirt that she made using the circular needle, and her tank top. I think both she and the articles of clothing are adorable. She was surprised that I wanted to take her picture.
I told her that I was impressed that there was a knitter in Trinidad. She was even more impressed that I was young, and interested in the craft. When I told her that I was a certified instructor, she almost fell to the floor. I told her that in the States there are many people my age who knit. She said that she was very happy to see that the youth was picking up the craft again. Of course, I had on no makeup that day, so I barely looked a day over 20... but I will take a complement when I get one. I replied that she looked a lot younger than some of the older folks that I see knitting in New York. She blushed at that one. For the life of me, I cannot remember her name (please excuse me... I was running on E from too much partying and no sleep). And I regret that I didn't ask her if she knitted Continetal or English style. Trinidad was a British colony, and gained it's Independence in 1962. So, I really wonder what style she really knew.
On a side note, I spoke to two handsome firefighters who saw my knitting pictures and mentioned to me that they learned to knit and crochet in school growing up. They were very impressed with my talent, and inquired about a sweater. Sorry guys... no ring, no thing. LOL!!! I will not succumb to the sweater curse.
More pics and progress reports later. Have a wonderful day, everyone!!!