Sunday, March 02, 2008

Back to Reality

The lull experienced on this blog was actually a refreshing vacation in Jamaica. For six days we frolicked on the beach, soaked in the sun and ate delicious, authentic Jamaican food. Truthfully, I had low expectations for this trip. Let's face it: I am the mother of a 5 year old and a 2 year old. I know that vacation can have it's trials for little children. Especially an overseas vacation. But it was seriously very fun. We kept the activities to a minimum so as not to wear out the children (and thus ourselves) and we happened to get really lucky when we booked our stay at The Blue House near Ocho Rios. What an amazing place. They call it a B&B but it's more like a boutique, luxury hotel. We stayed in the cottage behind the house and there was so much privacy and the food was amazing.

Reggae Beach

There was even time to knit. I started and almost finished another Koolhaas Hat. I didn't bring dpns with me, so I had to wait until we got home to finish it. I'm calling it my "Rum Cream Koolhaas" because the colors remind me of Jamaica Rum Cream, the most delicious drink on ice that I've ever tasted. It's rather like Irish Cream, but so much better.

Sangster's Jamaica Rum Cream
We brought a few bottles back.

Rum Cream Koolhaas

Project: Koolhaas Hat by Jared Flood of brooklyntweed
Yarn: 100purewool.com 3-ply merino in "Tostado" colorway
Mods: none (4 repeats, not 5)

You know, for all the complaining I've been doing about this winter, I was so happy to come back to 30-degree temps. Today it's 41 and the snow and ice is melting. Much of the week it's going to be in the 30s. That's all a girl can ask for--it's my 36th birthday tomorrow and I'm just glad it's not supposed to snow.

ETA: *sob* it snowed last night. I guess there are worse things, right?

15 comments:

Katie said...

Love the pic of your two from behind. It's so sweet. I'm glad you had a good vacation, and...happy birthday!!!

Joan said...

Happy Birthday tomorrow! What a great vacation. I can only dream!! I love the color of your hat. I really should make one but have so much on the needles now.

knitting elephant said...

Welcome home and Happy Birthday! I'm so glad you were able to enjoy, relax, and have fun on your vacation. Love the picture of the kids and the hat matches the drink perfectly.

Bertha said...

Yay! I am glad you're back, I was wondering how the trip went! I'm so glad everyone had a great time and that Koolhaas looks positively LUSH.

goodkarma said...

Happy Birthday! I'm so glad you got to get away and you enjoyed it. I could really use a vacation... I'm a little bit envious... Koolhaas is beautiful!

Mandy said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Eliza said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! I'm heading off on vacation at the end of this week with my friend and her husband and their 2 boys, who are the same age as yours. It should be interesting! :)

Your hat looks great! I love the subtlety of the colors.

Happy Birthday and Happy Spring!

tiennie said...

Glad you had a great time!

tiennie said...

Happy birthday too!

Devonshire said...

Welcome home! Glad that everyone had a great time. I'm sure the warm weather was a nice change from the snow. Happy Birthday to you. Hope it is a good one.

Anne said...

Ooh what a loverly vacation! It's funny, because I really only like doing warmer climates in the 'off' season, because I'm not a huge fan of heat either! Your hat looks great!

Ruth said...

Happy belated birthday! Your vacation sounds wonderful.

jackie said...

glad your vacation was wonderful. hope your birthday was too! take care.

Sue said...

Happy belated birthday! Your hat is great -- I love that pattern and want to give it a try. Add it to the list, I guess. So glad you had fun on your vacation. Welcome home!

Genuine-Lye said...

Hi, Genuine from Ravelry. That hat is seriously cool. The subtle muted colors---it looks so soft and---I'm convinced that if I knit the Koolhaas, I'll be changed into a cute moody knit blogger with photography skillz. I'm pathetic. Oh, I'm adding you to my blogroll---BUT I am now on wordpress. thelumpysweater.wordpress.com is where ya can find me now.