Friday, May 18, 2018

Day two

today was an amazing day although we missed the start of our “tour” Norma and I took off on our own. Headed straight to the Nyhavn canal area to take the canal cruise
It was a gorgeous day and the tour was great.


After that we headed straight for the royal palace to see the changing of the guard

The guard changes at 12:00, it is really a spectacle to watch.  These guys are in the service and volunteered to be in the guard. They are very serious and must be effective because the palace is in an open square where people are milling about all day.  It is beautiful and peaceful



We sat and had lunch that we packed this morning around the royal gardens near the water. 











For all the photos of the trip, click HERE

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Copenhagen food tour

terrific food tour today, visited a world renowned brewery and award winning restaurant located in the revitalized meat packing district in the west end of Copenhagen.  Also sampled handmade ice cream pops, dream cake , cappuccino from hand roasted beans and hand made chocolate.  Denmark is committed to organic eating, preserving food, wind energy, these have become all important here.

Now off to find the yarn store
Hand made Chocolates on display

Mikkeller beer

Storefront for Mikkeller

Found the yarn store!  Sommefuglen = butterfly

Kildten gave us his freshly made rhubarb ice cream pops covered in white chocolate
We are standing behind his shop where he makes his confections.

Sommebrot, rye bread with herring  and one with organic grass fed beef
Delicious with Aquavit!

Sensation (“Sebbie”) brewing our cappucino made with coffee roasted in house. We also had a traditional treat called Dream Cake mmmmmm!!




Copenhagen

I’m here!
I had a terrific flight on Norwegian air. Met a delightful young Dane who now lives in NY he was able to explain o me how to take the Metro to my hotel once we landed....

Made it to the hotel!  The Square in Copenhagen!

Monday, May 14, 2018

Tomorrow!

Time finally to leave, this trip has been in the planning for over a year now!!
Definitely undecided about the final packing list so In the morning it’s going to be final decision time!
I spent the day at the beach at Heckscher State Park with my dear friend Ann painting en plain air. It was so magnificent I want to do more of that it was a great and fun experience.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Rollin" rollin' rollin...

I am on a roll, I just started keeping a log of my knitting, which keeps me accountable,  My daughter, Laura Jean gave me a nice bound book with nice smooth paper in it and I am using that to keep my notes in.  I had been horrified to open up my "knitting closet" to find at least 15 unfinished projects, all of which I am committed to finishing because I love them, I love the yarn, it brings back good memories,...or for any other number of reasons! So now I am staying focused on just a few projects at a time, and sticking with them until I finish!  That is my 2018 resolution.

 Luckily, I am newly encouraged and enthused because of my new knitting buddies!  Yes, I am teaching knitting again in Continuing Ed departments at two different school districts on Long island.  I have met the most wonderful ladies and enjoy sharing everything with them, especially tips and tricks all about knitting and yarn.

I took one of my groups on a field trip to Tarrytown to visit Flying Fingers knit shop, then on to Nyack to visit "Knitting Nation"  It was a gorgeous day, we walked around the towns, bought yarn dreaming about the projects we are going to knit, and had a delightful lunch at Didier Dumas.  I headed home after that but my itinerant knitters continued on to Mamaroneck where they found new delights in another knit shop.  I was disappointed to have to leave them however all my children and their children were at my house waiting for me, which is another delight altogether.

I love my Garden City Class and my Port Washington class!!


Here is a picture of the Four Stitch Scarf that some of my beginner knitters are making.  It is a pattern designed by Yarn Harlot and it has been so fun to see all the different results depending on what yarn they use, what size needles.  It has become a whole conceptual lesson in design and materials for my knitters!!