March 01, 2005


I know it's been looking like there's no activity here on this blog other than from those fools who leave spam comments on blogs.

You see, I am currently in Cancun, Mexico, on vacation. Yes, it's true, here I am, away from home again.

And in Mexico, a foreign country, things are done a little differently from what we are used to at home. So it has taken us a few days to figure out our internet access. (We still can't figure out how to get cell phone service here.)

Today we visited some fascinating Mayan ruins at Tulum. The ruins are comparable to Stonehenge, in that the buildings had windows in them that were directly in line with the rising sun at the longest day of summer and the shortest day of winter. These ruins are right on cliffs overlooking the Caribbean Sea. And the colors of that sea were enough to inspire thoughts about color knitting -- the waves at the shoreline were full of tan sand, and edged with white froth. Slightly further out, the water was green-blue. And further out, the sea turned distinctly turquoise, a clear delineation marked by a barrier reef. Farther out still, at the horizon, the color of the water was cobalt blue.

These are all so different from the indigo-blue and so-green-it-is-nearly-black waters I am used to, from my hometown on Puget Sound and from times spent in the San Juan Islands. Of course, those waters I am used to are much, much colder than here!

Knitting-wise, I've been working on the Sandness pullover. Incredibly, I am still working on the ribbing. Have knitted on the flight down here, knitted poolside, knitted on the tour bus today . . . hope to at least be beyond the ribbing by the time I get back home!

Posted by Karen at March 1, 2005 06:23 AM

I was wondering--there was only Blog Blankness.

Posted by: Kit at March 2, 2005 07:19 AM

Great photos and descriptions! They make me want to visit Mexico again. We just saw big iguanas in Puerto Rico, too, though there was no mention of eating them in tacos there.

As a non-knitter but a wearer of many sweaters, I have never once checked to see if the yarn in the ribbing was proportionately matched to the yarn in the rest of the sweater. So I say, keep on knitting.

Enjoy your trip.

Posted by: Shirley at March 3, 2005 12:22 AM