Tuesday, 28 February 2012

I Have Returned

Hi everyone. You may have noticed that, although I have been updating my blog, I have been pretty absent from commenting and linking this last week. Well, I was on holiday and pre-scheduled my posts (I figured it wouldn't be the best plan to announce to the internet that my house was empty for a week *laughs*), but now I am back.

So, you might be wondering where I was...

That shiny hotel is Trump International, in Las Vegas *huge grin* Boyfriend had to go for a work conference, and had a couple of extra days out there thanks to the way the flights worked, so I decided to tag along. We were there for a week (there were a few days where I was by myself while he worked, but funnily enough I found plenty to do!)

I spent the first day wandering down the strip, checking out the hotels and casinos...

On one of the days boyfriend had free, we took a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon...

Before flying back down the strip at sunset:

Of course, I have many, many more pictures, but I don't want to overload you with them all at once *laughs* Suffice to say, I had an amazing time. I even took a trip to a yarn store... And it will come as no surprise that I bought some yarn!

I wanted to buy some Cascade yarn (I know it is a staple, basic yarn in the States, but it's hard to get hold of over here!) and the teal in the corner is Cascade Dolce. I had to buy sock yarn, to make Vegas socks *laughs* so the pink yarn is Tofutsies sock. Middle front is some gorgeous Merino Top, the yarn store (Wooly Wonders) caters to spinners and weavers as well as knitters and crocheters. The ladies in there made me feel very welcome, and invited me to return with my knitting next time I came to Vegas *smiles*

On the far right of the picture is some yarn I picked up in Walmart, Caron Simply Soft (which really is soft!) and Peaches and Cream dishcloth cotton (because it came to about 97p!)

So, that was a very quick summary of my trip *laughs* Now I need to turn my attention to my blog reader, which seems to have a lot of posts I've missed in the last week!


  1. !!!!

    I thought you'd been quiet this week ;) Never imagined you were off having such fun! I love seeing pictures of Vegas - it's one of those places that doesn't seem possible until you see someone you recognise standing in front of it! I'm sure you wouldn't be overloading us if the rest of the pictures are as awesome as these.

    The yarn looks pretty good too :) You're going to have a great collection of Vegas FOs.

    Welcome back!

  2. It looks like you had a great time! You bought some lovely yarn too.

  3. I'm so glad that you had such a wonderful time in the US! You certainly brought back some great yarny goodies. I really love the fiber you picked out in particular.

  4. Cool trip! Glad you got to visit us over here, and buy some yarn to take back with you.

  5. Looks like you had a fantastic time and I see yarn!!! Who would have guessed you would buy yarn?

  6. Can I say how much I love Dolce? I made a scarf out of it that is SO WARM AND LUSCIOUS!!!

  7. Ooh, looks like a great little trip! Sounds like you got some gorgeous yarn souvenirs too.

  8. Love it! What ever's knit in Vegas, um comes home with you because why would you leave it in Vegas? ;)

  9. Haha... Las Vegas is one of my least favorite places to go. But The Grand Canyon is amazing! I can only imagine seeing it from a helicopter. Wow!

    And a yarn store in Vegas?!? I sure wish I was a knitter last time I was there. ;-) Great find!

    I'm glad you had fun. :-)

  10. Woow! sound slike an amazing trip and some lovely yarn goodies

  11. Looks like you had an awesome time!! love the yarn! xx

  12. So happy that you got to experience Vegas. It is an interesting and fun place with amazing food (my favorite part!) The helicopter ride looks like a lot of fun. Your Vegas yarn souvenirs are awesome. I have a serious addiction to Peaches and Cream dishcloth cotton. It is great that you were able to find some.

  13. oh! you should have come a little further west to california, i would be your personal guide! like kathryn, las vegas is my least favorite place too, but the grand canyon!! wow! in a helicopter too! that is awesome. i would love to see more photos, was it just awesome?!
    lots of fun yarn too. yay!

  14. What a trip! Wonderful photo of the trip at sunset - and your yarn harvest. Love those blues.


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