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Saturday, April 14, 2007

While knitting Baby Eleanor...



Chris and Angela surprised me with some more gifts. Chris must think I'm brainy as she gave me the "mensa" sudoku book. I had to cheat doing the beginning book so I'll be lucky to finish one of these. It will be fun trying. The lace weight yarn no doubt will languish in the stash for awhile until I get up my nerve to tackle another lace project. It is a very tempting color, hmmm. The vintage pin is very dressy and I already got some compliments wearing it to work. Thank you ladies:) I made my niece a couple fused rings on a chain.

My niece and her husband visited from Iowa City. I just happened to be on vacation so we walked Hoomaluhia, Waikiki and went to the Bishop Museum. One exhibit was about how the Polynesians have ties to the Chinese of 7000 years ago. The planetarium show was about the Hokulea. The Polynesian Voyaging Society traverses the vast Pacific using the stars and waves. I got a little better understanding of the constellations. It's mind boggling that people in a canoe found Hawaii. If you miss it, it would be 2400 miles to the next closest land mass!




Hoomaluhia was very beautiful. The huge Panama Flame flower was in bloom and the ducks were lined up for their lunch.


Here he is, my nephew-inlaw, the Duck Whisperer!



10 comments:

Rachel said...

Oh, that was one of my favorite spots to visit! I'm glad you had such a nice day, and what sweet presents! How's your arm doing?

Felicia said...

Wow, what a beautiful flower! Sounds like you had a fabulous time with your niece and her husband. Haven't picked up one of those sudoku books yet to see what all the fuss is about.

stacey said...

My family used to compete with the newspaper sudoku. We'd make copies, then race to see who finished first! Ha! Ha! It was fun. Fused silver rings? Did you take the class from Bead It? I really want to learn that. I really should make the time to take the class.

Dipsy said...

Oh, what a lovely package - yay for Sudoko, and the yarn is so beautiful! And my gosh, that flower!!! This is a true inspiration in itself, the colour as well as its shape! How great that you've had such a fun and great time with your niece and her hubby, it sounds like the perfect day out indeed!

Opal said...

LOL The Duck Whisperer! I love it. :-)

What colour is that laceweight yarn? It's absolutely gorgeous!

Zarzuela said...

Nice gifties! You have good friends. :)

The duck parade is too cute! :)

Jessica

KnitPastis said...

I think one is brainy if they can do Sudoku:) My dad does them every single night to keep his brain sharp he says.
You really got some nice gifts!

nova said...

What thoughtful gifts! Your pictures are lovely... duck whisperer...ha!

debbie said...

nice gifties! gosh - i live minutes away from ho'omaluhia, but haven't been there for a couple years, and the last time was for a workshop for work-thanks for reminding me i need to go there...i cheat at sudoku....

marti said...

That flower was way huge! But very beautiful.