Normally at this time of year I would enjoy hunkering down, wearing some wool and eating soup as I admire the turning leaves. However, my parents planned to take us to the land of endless balmy summer instead... Hawaii! I had never been to Hawaii so it was all new to me, and I was surprised I enjoyed it even more than I expected (I burn easily, so I am always wary of sunny places).
We went on a cruise that circled the Islands and got to visit 4 of them, Oahu, Maui, Hawaii (the big island), and Kauai.
I brought lots of knitting things, and did none of them. They confiscated my needles on the ship and frankly I didn't care (I got the needles back at the end of the cruise). I was having so much fun snorkeling, body surfing, waterfall gazing and hiking that I didn't really have any desire to knit.
So, not much knitting content to show you, but here are a few pictures of paradise. If you want to see more, check out my album on facebook.
The best thing I did was snorkel at the Molokini crater off the coast of Maui with the Pacific Whale Foundation. It's an underwater volcano, and they take you out in a boat so you can snorkel around inside the crater where you see all kinds of beautiful tropical fish. We even saw a black tipped reef shark, and then we went off to Turtle arches and swam around with sea turtles. It was a magical day. I fell in love with the state fish of Hawaii, the little humuhumunukunukuapua'a fish! It looks like it was airbrushed, it's got beautiful markings on it. (pic from Scuba site)
The rainforests, waterfalls, volcanoes and gorgeous beaches were all a close second to the snorkeling!
Now I'm back here in Eugene and the weather is cool and rainy, and wool is singing her siren song to me again. Knitting will make an appearance here soon!