Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Trip to Prague and sock hardships

Yesterday some friends and I took a trip to Prague and it was a beautiful day! first we came upon this clock in the town. It's really big. And on the hour figures come out. But we missed it so I can't tell you how cool it was. Sorry.

but I did take a close up pix of the clock face! It was about 3:02 or so when I took the pix.

then after walking a while we came upon a bridge. That has been standing for a while. If I remember correctly it's called the Charles bridge... Anyways here's the entrance to the bridge...

and a pix of Prague from the bridge... So pretty huh?

as we walked along the bridge this cool looking boat floated by so I took a pix cool isn't it?

all along the bridge are people selling things like jewelry and photos paintings etc. I bought a hair clip really pretty! And cheap too! Anyways halfway across there was this band playing like 1930's club music way fun!

the biggest thing about this bridge is every 10 feet or so is a statue this one I took a pix of b/c it's the most important. This bridge stood thru WW2 and wasn't tore down by Hitler. I have a pix that I'm not sharing b/c I thought I have enough pix on this post now anyways it's of a church with other buildings right in front of it. Hitler had it built so that no one could go into the church. Now I wasn't here there so my facts could be a little off but that's what I'm told.

and a pix of the kiddos on the bridge. bubba, and her pal from church and the booty.

all in all it was a fun trip! I was thinking I know I learned about all this stuff in history but it never really set in till I came over here and saw the places we learned about. It's really moving to see these places and remember what went on during WW2 and how many people died. I'm hoping to go to Dachau. (sp?) some time soon of course we'd have to find someone to watch the bub b/c it's a little too much for someone of her age to handle just yet. Anyways my DH and I are thinking of maybe going over the 4th of July or something... Not sure though.
anyways on to knitting...

I've been knitting away on 2 pairs of socks one for bubba and one for DH. I'm also racking my brain for sock ideas for my Sockapal-2-za pal. who knew it would be so hard? I have a few ideas running thru my brain...

so I'm thinking of using this yarn which is Knit picks sock garden Star gazer Lily
with this pattern called Pink Ribbons. It's free she has some great patterns at her website. Check it out! I was thinking pink and breast cancer awareness..... Anyways
or this self dyed Knit picks color your own yarn

with a pattern from Knit net called Dimpled! It's simple and pretty! And I think the yarn will look great with that pattern...
I also have this Knitpicks sock garden in Daffodil

I was thinking maybe this pattern or this one from sockbug she has some great FREE patterns there check her out! there are just too many to choose from. I'm leaning toward the other two sock yarns my pal likes bright colors but my own insecurities are telling me that she may not like the yarn I dyed.... I'm so self conscious about it. I want her to love her socks... arugh who knew it would be so hard?
I also joined another yahoo group for knitting socks. you can check them out they're called Townsend Socks KAL..
(thanks to Renee (the enabler) who's also having problems that I'm having).. Anyone else out there having a hard time choosing? Any HELP?? I will take any suggestions!!! I beg you won't you help me?? PLEASE!
off to search some more....

8 comments:

Renee said...

I think your self-dyed yarn is beautiful! I couldn't see the pattern you were considering (I'm not a subscriber to KnitNet). However, the variegated Knit Picks yarn might obscure the pattern on the pink ribbon sock. You'd have to start to tell.

Prague looks amazing! Europe is sooo full of history. I hope to get there someday.

AprilBrokenA said...

Allena - have a look at the "Some call them Sticks" blog on the Christian Knitters Ring. Her post of recent has a list of links to free sock patterns. Also - on Yahoo Groups - Townsend Sock Knit-A-Long has free patterns too.

Maggie Ann said...

I love the colors in your 'self-dyed' yarn. And the travel pictures are fabulous! What a great blog you have going. I'll be back to visit, hope you'll come over and visit me when you have time.

Catherine Kerth said...

the colors in the self dyed yarn are to dye for as usual! the pics are gorgeous, the kids are lucky to see that kind of history, and you live there! sorry about the socks, but the knit picks colors are great.

Buttons said...

I have knitted those breast cancer socks! They were alot of fun, infact I am wearing them right now ;c)

Lynne said...

Decisions, decisions, decisions! All lovely yarns, Allena! And, great Prague Photos.

alison said...

Love that pink yarn! Those in the Breast Cancer socks would be just lovely.

kath red said...

all of those beautiful balls of yarn are just gorgeous, calling out for something cute to be made.