March 14, 2009

I'll be back!

Sorry to be missing for so long - things are crazy busy right now and will be that way for a bit. You aren't missing out on any crafting since basically none is going on! Exams have taken over, as they probably should. 

The trip to Shanghai was great - it was wonderful to see my husband and there was some seriously good food. Miss that.
Here are a couple of photos to tide you over:
Old and new
The city is full of these old/new contrasts.
the famous soup dumplings
The famous soup dumplings. Each of these is filled with a ground meat mixture and a puddle of super flavorful broth. The wrappers are delicate so eating them can be tricky!
And here's a dorky picture of me eating shashlik with naan from a steet vendor. It was SO GOOD.

Okay! Back to work for me!

March 1, 2009

Hi from Shanghai!

I'm here in China and having a wonderful time! On the flight over I managed to nab an upgrade to business class and holymoly! Talk about knitting elbow room.

As most of you know, I'm in the final push for my exam process so knitting is taking a back seat to my real job. That was the case on the plane, too, where despite having fifteen hours of uninterrupted knitting and movie watching time I read a book instead. (gasp!) I managed to squeeze in a little knitting here and there and am happy to report that I am most of the way through the raglan shaping of the blue sweater re-knit. After looking at the photos again and again and measuring my favorite cardigans, I decided to go with the next smaller size without any alteration. Hopefully it works out!

Photos coming soon!