So we had a night flight and arrived very early Sunday morning back in the UK. I can’t really sleep on planes so I was very tired on Sunday and still feeling a bit bleah by mid-week. I’ve gradually worked through my loads of laundry, the piles of mail, and have made some small inroads into the taped television shows.
After my last post, we had a day where we drove up to Plymouth to visit the Plimoth Plantation, a partially-living history recreation of the first colony including a recreation of the Mayflower ship. I enjoyed seeing some of the antique or recreated textiles on display in the wooden houses. Up in the main town, there was a knitting shop advertised on the local map, Knitted Treasures, but when we walked past it, it had been replaced by a different business.
DH offered to take me back to Tumbleweed Quilts but instead we used the excess weight allowance to go back to the fabulous Parnassus Books on Hwy 6A on Cape Cod, in Yarmouth Port, to buy a 1911 set of Encyclopedia Brittanica that DH had fallen in love with. The volumes were fairly small so by judicious distribution, we managed to end up with four bags that were all just under the weight limit of 50 pounds.
I’ve had time to put away my quilting fabric and haberdashery purchases, but all my new yarn is sitting in (spilling out of) a plastic crate in the living room, waiting for attention. I've decided the time has come to break down and photograph my stash for Ravelry. It’s just gotten too out of hand, it’s too hard to keep track of what I have and what project I bought it for. I was dreading the job, it will take ages to find it all, photograph it all and make sure the right photograph ends up with the right details on Ravelry. Also kind of dreading the realisation of just how much I have – more than a few lifetimes at the rate I am knitting. I don’t want to fall victim to Shopper’s Remorse… So far I've just done some of my sock yarn, and it's already taken about three hours. Bleah. I am photographing 12 at a time, and storing them temporarily in numbered partitions in a cardboard wine box to take over to the computer to catalogue.
I took more than 500 photos (the majority being either autumn foliage, heritage wooden homes, snow or coastal scenes) so won’t subject you to all of them, but here are a few.