SO glad you're home! We all missed you desparately, and I'm actually tearing up a bit reading this, living vicariously through your socks. I understand and accept that in most circles that might be an odd statement, but hang it all, that's what I'm doing. Living vicariously through your socks, and doing so with (some) pride!
Welcome back, you were greatly missed, but what an amazing trip. I am feeling more relaxed just seeing pictures from it.
At dinner last night I commented that next year's family vacation will be to the Maritime Provinces (this year's vacation included Victoria in BC, although only briefly). My husband said "Really? How do you know anything about them?" and I said "Well, I know this blogger...."
After one obligatory eye-roll he agreed to trust you.
And *he* doesn't even *know* you!!!
(Don't be afraid, Harlot...we're not really *stalking* you, exactly....)
My first visit to your blog. Loved all of the things that sock got to do and see!
I'm just saying, those socks? If they were complaining, I saw plenty of opportunities for them to engage in "sudden" skydiving and let them knit their own chute.
Glad you're back and enjoyed your trip!
Beautiful pictures! Looks like the socks (and you and your family) had a blast.
I'm just beaming from ear to ear. :-)
And I'm so going to the Maritimes (I like to pronounce it in French). Sounds and looks wonderful.
Aaaaahhhhhhhhh. The Harlot is safely and happily back. Aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh.
Welcome back to you and the DBS.
I missed you both terribly!
Glad you are home safely, the Dublin Bay socks are beautiful as are the pics of your vacation.
Welcome back! Wonderful pictures... I look forward to the rest, and I'm itching to get out to the Atlantic provinces myself. I'm so sorry I won't be able to go to the SnB tomorrow night (a Baseball Game, of all things!) and so will (presumably) miss hearing some of the stories in person! I'll just have to wait to catch up on the poncho news...
We have Harlot! And the beautiful DBS. So glad you're back home with wonderful stories to tell and pictures to illustrate it all. We've missed you.
Hooray! You're home. Looks like you had a lovely time and I'm (almost) sorry that we didn't go to PEI & Newfoundland for our honeymoon (We ended up in Costa Rica, if PEI or Newfoundland had an active volcano I'm sure we would have gone there instead as the desire for fire and brimstone was what finally lured us south of the border)
I have a question though. Now that the Dublin Bay Socks are done, what piece of knitting is going to pose in all of your pictures?!??!
Thanks for the map... I love the little cross-stich-thing. Looks like the right souvenir..
Nothing witty -- just happiness you're back and great huge stinking green wads of envy about the trip. What a great place! (Lucky socks.)
I want to see pictures of bigger hair than that. Really mind-boggling big hair pictures. I know you have them.
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. I am content, a sated little blogger-constrictor who has just swallowed a small, delicious Newfoundland cow and is now basking in the afterglow. I expect to have it digested by about noon tomorrow, mind, so no laurel-resting. (One advantage of your being a) Canadian and b) on holiday is that you haven't had to listen to our idiot announcers referring to the victors' wreaths as "olive wreaths." Dull roars from south of the border have been picky old moi. A digression to keep you from seeing how embarrassingly delighted I am you're back.) Mwa. (As opposed to "moi.")
Lovely images, both in picture and in word. I'm glad you had a fabulous time. Welcome back!
Whew, living on the edge with that Extreme Knitting - I can see a reality show in the works...
So glad you're back, and will there now be a cross-stitch blog?
Welcome back, all. You've been missed. I'm so glad that no one went plummeting off the cliffs & that you were able to indulge in a little fiberocity. I'm looking forward to a peek at the goodies.
As a expat Maritimer, I get all misty remembering my pre-gel hair days and the solar eclipsing size of my own frizz. And I remember the Screech my Dad got as joke presents at work every Christmas, and watching fiddlers and stompers with their portable linoleum floors square off on the street corners during the Saint John Loyalist Days festival every year. And I shudder at the thought of the songs my well-meaning music teacher made us sing in the name of tradition. Maybe you heard this one:
Some are workin' their jiggers while others are yarnin',
There's some standin' up and there's more lyin' down;
While all kinds of fun, jokes and tricks are begun
As they wait for the squid on the squid-jiggin' ground.
Still there on the back shelf in my head after all these years.
Welcome home, Harlot.
Welcome back! I'll take the cross stitch kit off your hands if you're regretting it. :-)
I just thought: How disappointing that we only get to see your ankles, and not your already-amazing-even-before-the-bike-trip calves.
Perhaps you are taking pity on those of us who wish showing a bit of ankle was still considered sexy, and nobody noticed your hips because of the bustle!
The socks are, of course, to die for.
I, for one, am so happy to see you've returned!
I look at Cross stitch kits now and again, but so far I've always been able to hold myself back....telling myself it would take up way to much knitting time... :)
I'm ashamed, being less traveled than the Dublin Bay Socks!
It's nice to have you back. I can't wait for more stories of the trip.
You'll be pleased to know that big hair is back in this year. :) Sounds like a great trip, Stephanie.
Welcome back Stephanie! I've been filling the void by going back through your blog. and spindling away madly....
You are still Number One Harlot on Google! You must be so proud!
I love these photos where the knitting takes in the sights! And what beautiful sights they are. What better views could a sock ask for?!
I'd just like to say that, as a Direct Result of this blog, I'm canvassing for honeymooning in Newfoundland. Successfully, even. Especially after I visited one of the tourist board sites and looked at the pictures and showed them to the groom who then made many impressed and approving noises.
So do you get a kickback for stimulating tourism? Because if you don't, you should.
I can't wait to hear about the rest of the trip!
Welcome back! It's so nice to have you home. Well done on the DBS, they look great! I can't wait to see more photos from the trip- I've got loads of bandwidth! :)
I don't know Harlot, looks like you put those dear socks in some dangerous positions - on railings, dangling over rocky shore lines. This is knitting ala Michael Jackson! (too bad for my attempts at humor that you weren't actually working on a blanket!!)
Just found your blog and got totally "sucked in" - I think I was surfing around for a poncho pattern but can't remember for sure what my original intention was...
Your writing is so much fun to read - you should send some stories to Interweave Press. I bet they would love the pattern and story of the Waves sweater.
I will be back for more!
I really enjoyed your web blog! The pictures with bits of your knitting in front of Newfie scenery are humorous - they really add to the upbeat nature of your blog. Your writing style is quite enjoyable, and I hope to read more of your "yarns" as the months go on.
I came across your blog via a search for pictures of the "Jelly Bean Houses" on Gower Street. My husband, a Newfie, was recently back home to visit his mother. Being the sweet thing that he is, he went into one of my favourite stores, Nonia, to buy me some gifts. Among the gifts he bought was the cross stitch kit of the Gower Street row houses that you also bought! I wanted to see how much creative license the creator of the kit had taken in choosing colours for the houses. I have found that the colours in the kit are quite accurate. So, I'll stitch the kit with the DMC colours provided - well, mostly. I can't resist taking a bit of my own creative license!
Please keep adding the humorous bits to your stories - especially for all the knitters who like to be kept "in stitches."