Cancun 2016 - Hotel Beach View -2

The “V” Word

When you travel to take a week or two off, and publish the “v” word in your blog, it seems to attract a lot of spam bots who try to publish comments with advertising.  So this time, I’m posting after the fact.

Had a Fantastic Time

Traveled to Cancun with Thaddeus and his sister and her husband last week.

We had wonderful weather, beautiful beaches, good hotel, great traveling company and quite amazing food.

Cancun 2016 - Hotel Beach View -1

Cancun 2016 - Hotel Beach View -Joe 5

Cancun 2016 - Hotel view balcony 01

Cancun 2016 - Joe Hat 01

 

Cancun 2016 - Joe Hat 02

You’ll note, I bought a hat while I was there, but only because my sister-in-law and Thaddeus both said I looked good in it.

Thaddeus also arranged all of our restaurant visits while we were there, so we ate like royalty.  Here are some of the restaurants we enjoyed the most:

Tempo by Martin Berasatagui
du Mexique by Sonya Grimond
el Cejas
La Parrilla
Puerto Madero

Suffice it to say, I’m tanned, relaxed and ready to hit retirement with renewed vigor.

Current Knitting

I spent just a little time on vacation knitting, and only brought the West Coast Watchcap projects with me.

I finished a total of four hats.  I would have completed more, but I can’t carry on knitting needles when I go through TSA in Mexico, since they will sometimes take them away.

This one is my favorite one I’ve knit so far…I just love the colors.

West Coast Watchcap 11-21-2016

 

Readers’ Comments/Questions

Maureen writes in comments, “Joe, is the Biased Wrap your own design? – I love this version so much that I have tried scrolling back through your blog to see if I can find a reference to it’s beginnings, but I have failed to do that. I even checked your patterns for sale on Ravelry to see if I could find it.”

Yes, and no…the original pattern is Cascade Scarf #4 by Brian Smith.  I have modified the design in a number of ways to make it my own, but I didn’t feel I could publish the results, since the core idea is really Brian’s.

Leslie noted in my link to one of the original posts 14 years ago, that I first mentioned the “coffin cover” project, which I just recently finished (relatively recently).

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