Monday, September 10, 2012
Well, I told the group that I would stay focused on knitting warm socks for the kids because we need 500+ of these too and I love to knit socks. But then I made a life-changing discovery. While digging through my stash (sailboat insulation) for some thread to swatch for a new lace KAL (remember, I'm not a monogamous knitter), I came across a little bag of glitzy yarn. Who would have thunk it? Un-natural fibers and metalic glitz on my boat? Yep.
Holiday Mystery Gifts Yahoo group for bracelets. These are simply I-cords to be worn either alone, or multiple colors twisted together, or embellished with a charm, buttons, or beads. EASY. The pattern has a little tutorial on how to knit the tubes (I-cords) which are like some form of knitting magic. This little instructional pattern is free on Ravelry.com or you can click here for instant gratification:
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|Twisted I-cord Bracelet|
|Conch Machine with chocolate|
This photo is of the chocolate being smoothed out in the conch machine. I was given a little stick which had been dipped in this batch - yummy! Besides chocolate, there wasn't any other exciting food to eat in the scruffy port town of Punta Gorda. On Saturday, when the fruit and vegetable market suddenly appeared along the road there were food stands selling BBQ chicken with coleslaw and beans. That was the food highlight of the 3-day trip; fresh apples, bananas and a styrofoam clamshell to-go box of chicken.
We took long walks along the shoreline road to pass the time and explore. The breeze off of the Caribbean Sea was fairly steady so it was pleasant to get out and walk. Here is a photo of some white flowers that were blooming out in the fields. We've seen these lately in Guatemala here even in our marina by the boat. They are seen along banks where water stands such as the river here - and in Belize in flat, swampy areas. I've tried to identify them but no luck so far - any ideas?
|Jonesy and his 9 Kilowatt 3-cyl Diesel Generator|
As Guillermo the local master diesel mechanic suggested could be our problem, there is a clog in the exhaust system. Jonesy has torn apart the whole system and found the clog of exhaust particles in the exhaust manifold as pictured! Eureka! No expensive parts to replace - no way-too-expensive total replacement (like $18,000 US)! Time to celebrate!!!
I'll go make us some nice spaghetti with fresh bell peppers in various colors, onions and zucchini squash. Life is good.
Thanks, Terry for the pattern. I have stuck to socks for Mittens for Akkol, too but the idea of making a few bracelets is tempting.
A friend posted pics of this flower, growing in Zachary, Louisiana, asking for an ID. The answer was, indeed, a spider lilly.Post a Comment