Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Going up North

Ian and I are going away for a week tomorrow. We are visiting our son Alexander in New Plymouth and this means a ferry crossing over the Cook Strait to Wellington and then a drive of four hours or so.
I am very is my birthday on Saturday and I have a visit to a couple of knitting shops planned, and we will be seeing some of Monet's paintings which are being exhibited at Te Papa along with Renoir, Degas, and Cezanne.

I shall be away from my blog for a while and thought I would show something I finished today.

My crocheted ripple blanket.

I loved making this so much, I found it very calming to do when I was trying to relax before a concert, or a Dentist appointment !

I think I will take it with me on the ferry crossing, it might have the same curative power as the seasickness tablets.


Little Miss Flossy said...

Have a lovely time and enjoy the Impressionists. I'm hopeless on the ferry and did exactly what you're doing - took a pillow and a cuddly blanket along with my sea legs. And the crossing was so surprisngly good, I didn't get to nap at all.

pebbledash said...

Happy hols, happy birthday, happy happy blanket. Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I would love to read about your trip! How long is the ferry crossing? We used to ride a ferry across the Columbia River before they built the bridge between Oregon and Washington. I was disappointed when it was discontinued.

caireen said...

Love that blanket! Cx

Melissa said...

what a beautiful blanket!! can't believe you finished it already!

Kimberlee and Lies said...

Happy birthday Sally!!! Hope you got some nice days away and lots of treats XXX I read about the impressionist show, pretty great collection gathered there! The Blanket is fantastic, yes so fast!
X Lies

keriflower said...

Enjoy the exhibition at TePapa, I'm envious.

Love the gorgeous blanket.

little grubs said...

I have been thinking about making a ripple blanket for a while and having now seen your beautiful I will have to put it on my to do list for this winter. Hope you have a great trip and get home safely. x