Tuesday, February 03, 2009

I Am Back !

It's so good to be home - in fact, I have been home for 5 days but as usual, I was busy with cleaning, washing & stocking the fridge & preparing for the girls to start their new school year yesterday. Now I am back to normal routine & back to knitting which I did not do much during the holidays.

We left after Christmas & spent the 1st week in Singapore - getting together with family & friends & the 2nd week we took this luxurious bus to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia .....
... the bus trip was 5 hours but it was great as we were served lunch while watching movies on the upper deck. The bus had more room than a plane & there was a lower deck with a lounge where we can sit & have refreshments & watch more movies. I did most of my knitting on this bus trip.
We stayed at this nice hotel which is connected to 2 hugh shopping malls & that kept us busy for the whole 2 days while we were there ......

Then we took the same bus on another 5 hour trip (more knitting time) north to Penang - a beautiful island & stayed at a gorgeous beach resort for the next 4 days, we really did not do much but lazed by the pool .....

The girls did spent some time at the beach .......
..... but I just parked myself on the deck chair under the coconut trees & did managed to cast off one sock .....


..... people around me must be thinking I was crazy when I put on the sock & took some pictures .....
Then we were back in Singapore for another 2 weeks - more get-togethers & eating out with family & friends & of course to celebrate Chinese New Year ......

I just can't believe that in 4 weeks, I only managed to finish a pair of socks ! I had brought along enough yarn for 4 projects ! It was hard to find time to knit with all those social activities & when I could find time, I was just too hot & tired to take out the knitting. Anyway, I do have a pair of socks - my own design but have not decided on a name - knitted with Dream In Color Smooshy .....

I am quite happy with the stitch pattern as it took me a while to get it right ....

What does this stitch pattern reminds you of ?

8 comments:

tiennieknits said...

Glad you had a fun time! Great socks! Happy New Year!

Kris said...

looks like fun! glad you had a good time, the socks look lovely

At Home Mommy Knits said...

All that travel how fun! Beautiful socks.

Amanda said...

You were obviously having a good time and thus only one pair of socks. Beautiful they are too!

Rebecca said...

Hmmmm...I'm not sure what that stitch pattern reminds me of BUT all the marvelous vacation talk makes me want to go somewhere! That bus looks awfully comfy and what can beat lounging around under a coconut tree? The socks are lovely!

Suzanne said...

Glad you had such fun. You were missed. Great socks, and glad your back!!
Suzanne

Jackie said...

loved the socks.

Lynne said...

...and a good time was had by all -even the knitting! LOL