Tuesday, September 11, 2007

A Well Deserved Thank you and Something a Bit Unusual

I'm in Austin on a trip for work this week, but need to give a big Thank You to Zonda! She sent me a nice little rak that arrived last week. She sent me some leftover sock yarn so I can make another square for the Leftovers Afghan I'm making. I believe this yarn is some leftover Socks that Rock in a Christmas color. She also sent a handy tape measure, some cool stitch markers, and a sample of a wool wash I've never tried. Thank you so much!

I brought the yarn with me on the trip, but so far I haven't any knitting time except on the plane on the way out to Austin. I'm working on the matching socks that Zonda and I have planned for the upcoming wool festival.

My seat mate on the plane found the whole sock knitting thing rather interesting and got a small introductory lesson on sock construction. He claimed he found it interesting - it was fun to talk about it anyway.

I'm busy at work here in Austin, but I can't complain too much because my primary role is conference photographer. The company I work for won't pay for a real photographer and since I have a camera I got volunteered.

I don't mind really at all though. It is much better than sitting behind a registration desk for days or doing website demos for attendees. I get to wonder around a little bit too.

This photo is of some interesting flowers that the hotel has in a vase in the middle of the lobby. They are some of the wildest flowers I've ever seen. I have no idea what they are called or where they grow. They remind me of something out of a Dr. Seuss boo though.

Well my break is over for now, I'll see if I can get any more interesting photos to share later.

18 comments:

turtlegirl76 said...

Zonda is so awesome! Great package! And um. Odd flowers indeed.

eusebius said...

Nice pics! What a coincidence, a singer I work with is in Austin for a conference this week too. (She has a day job as a dietitian.)

The_Add_Knitter said...

Austin is SUCH a great town, drink a Lone Star Beer for me!!!

Zonda said...

Wow, that is an interesting flower indeed!! :)

Dipsy said...

What an amazing flower shot this is! Very strange and odd, but totally pretty nonetheless!

Bezzie said...

Are those Entrelac stitch markers? If so, how funny--you're in Austin, home of Entrelac

angelarae said...

Nice leftover yarn! Hope you have a safe and productive trip:)

Ang

Stacey said...

funny how people view knitting socks when they see it. I have had to explain to many a seat mate on planes what it was! :)

Julie said...

Very "interesting" flowers indeed!

What a nice package from Zonda.

cpurl17 said...

Zonda rocks!!

And they picked the right woman for photography duty in Austin! Have some good 'Q for me!

Esoteric Knitter said...

It's my favorite Soak scent. :) I went a little crazy since it's a limited edition and bought as many as I could get. LOL. Hope your trip is going well. And that you had the time to visit Hill Country Weavers. :)

Jessica said...

Nice RAK! I love the flowers. I think they're pretty and unique. Vibrant as well. Have fun!

Stacie said...

those are some freaky flowers!! have fun in austin!!

IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said...

That Zonda sure is fabulous! She knows how to put a smile on our faces, doesn't she!

Batty said...

Beautiful! Zonda is a wonderful human being with wonderful taste in gifties.

Carol Ann said...

The fruits beneath the flowers remind me of bananas... wonder if it's a relative (it's the botanist in me). Hope you enjoyed Austin!

gilraen said...

Georgeous flowers!!! You really should be a photographer your pics are fabulous! Lovely gift from Zonda. Have fun in Austin. :)

Mary, Mary... said...

I believe those are bananas, actually. Were they at the Four Seasons? Are you still in Austin? E-mail me!