Sunday, August 21, 2016

Yopping in Croatia - August 21



Whew, I do have a couple of things to add to this week.


I made a little progress on my C2C



which will end up a doll blanket because I am learning this with some left over DK weight yarn.

and....

I started my husband's socks yesterday.... no easy feat (pun intended) when you are knitting in 30 degree celcius temperatures.



other than that I have:

- had dinner with my hundred year old aunt

- took train to New York City from New Jersey

- visited Times Square at night

- visited the 9/11 memorial at ground zero in New York City

- walked to Battery Park to see the Statue of Liberty

- took the train to JFK airport

- flew to Oslo

- paid a ridiculous amount of money for dinner in Oslo

- Flew to Split, Croatia

- hugged my daughter tight, and my new son-in-law too

- swam in the Adriatic Sea

- ate Croatian bar-b-que

- swam in the Adriatic Sea

- walked around the Dioclatian Palace that Split resides in

- swam in the Adiatic Sea

- ate Octopus for the first time - and it was breakfast! (Although it was 3:30 in the afternoon).




That was my week. Yours?


12 comments:

  1. You are braver than me! I contemplated eating octopus this past spring when it was on the table, but I just couldn't get past the idea of chewing the little head and the stringy tentacles. I let someone else who loves them enjoy them. :) Your trip sounds terrific, and you look wonderful in that picture!

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  2. It wasn't as exciting as yours!!!

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  3. Sounds like you are having a great time!!!!!!!

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  4. Sounds like you've been having fun. I don't know that I could eat octopus....I mean, I have probably tried it and not known it but I don't know. Then again, I've acquired a taste for raw oysters since living in San Francisco......so, maybe?

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  5. Oh no, I could not eat that.... you are a brave soul. Wow, you really have been travelling! It must be great. Great work on the c2c. I have made a few for project linus. Now I'm curious about making the graphed ones that make a picture but I'm too into knitting right now. Loved the pun and the beginning of the socks.

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  6. Wow what a week! The socks look great already and octopus for breakfast sounds lovely!!

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  7. I've had calamari but is that squid or octopus? I can't remember. So, do you live in Croatia or are you visiting and who is Split? Your SIL? Sounds like you had an awesome month! I love C2C and want to start another one! I was knitting one day in the heat and the yarn started felting itself from my sweaty, hot hands! LOL! Be careful! Have more fun!

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    1. lol. Split is the city nearby - most of it resides inside the walls of the ancient diocletian palace.

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  8. Wow you have had a jam packed week! Not sure I fancy the idea of octopus much though! :-)

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  9. Such a busy week :))) looking forward to seeing your finished blanket. I think you are brave to try octopus not sure I could xxx

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  10. Calimari (squid) is fabulous but it has to be cooked 'just right' or it goes tough. I'm also partial to a bit of pickled baby octopus. Good for you for having such a great adventure. Wow! I am very impressed. xx

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  11. Oh wow what an exciting week. And it must have been so lovely to meet up with your family. Scandinavian countries are VERY expensive.

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