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Back From Monterey

I spent most of this last week in Monterey, California for the Internet Librarian conference.  An early flight out on Sunday morning meant that I was able to spend some time exploring the city on Sunday afternoon before I passed out from sheer exhaustion and time change insanity.  Here are few pictures from Monterey.  I’ve got a full set on Flickr.

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This red boat really stood out among all the other bots in the harbor.

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Doesn't this flower look like it's made of crumpled tissue paper?

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I didn't stay in the conference center hotel, so I had a really nice walk through downtown Monterey each morning.

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I'd never seen any sort of flower/plant like this before. They were sort of waxy looking.

Of course, I also had to check out a local yarn shop while I was there.  I found a few other librarians looking to make dinner plans on Monday evening and it turned out that one of them was a knitter.  She had met yet another knitter that day too, so the three of us went to Monarch Knitting in Pacific Grove on Tuesday. They had a lot of yarn brands that I’d never seen before in person like Rowan and Tree Frog.

I couldn’t purchase much, since I was limited to just what I could fit in my already overstuffed carry on bag.  (US Airways now charges $25 if you check a single bag at the airport!)  I bought two skeins of Buckingham, a alpaca/silk blend from Bristol Yarn Gallery (a Plymouth Company) in an blue/gray color.  I think this will be knitting into a Pretty Thing (Ravelry) very soon.  I also got one ball of Plymouth’s Sockin’ Sox, which is a superwash wool, bamboo and nylon blend, in a red/purple-y colorway.

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This will make a Pretty Thing

Sockin Sox

Not sure what sort of socks these will be yet.

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