All posts by foggyknits

I'm stay at home mum who knits.

22 July 2014

Tuesday 22 July

Guangzhou Day six

We have determined that going sightseeing to parks or mountain temples is a bad idea. Since we can only handle indoor activities, today we went to the Western Han Nanyue King’s Tomb Museum on Jiefang Bei Lu. It was a large museum, mostly filled with artefacts from the tomb. We can also walk inside the actual tomb. The tomb is quite small, it’s amazing they fit all the funerary objects in there to begin with. There was also a Western Han themed play room for kids. Definitely worth visiting if you’re in Guangzhou.

Sunday 20 July

Sunday 20 July

Guangzhou Day four

After doing nothing yesterday, today we went shopping on Beijing Lu (Beijing Road). We went to pizza hut for supper. We always go to pizza hut at least once in China. Pizza hut is much better in China than Canada, the menu is completely different. Chart two of the Evenstar shawl is going well so far, I’m only about 10% in.

2014.07.17

Thursday 17 July

Guangzhou Day one

The trip went pretty smoothly, except for some meltdowns (by a toddler, so it is to be expected). We arrived exhausted, of course. I spent most of today jet lagged and so I slept most of the day. I woke up just before supper and Fei had already gone to meet some friends, so we ate supper at the good restaurant near our house with the rest of Fei’s family. Daphne fell asleep as soon as we arrived and Dominic would only eat steamed rice and watermelon. He even refused the fresh water melon juice. I went to the supermarket after supper, I got some fresh milk and breakfast cereal. Oh, and my niece showed me how to connect to the wi-fi.

2014.07.18

Friday 18 July

Guangzhou Day two

Almost no websites work for me, so I find myself being a lot more productive. For instance, writing this journal, and I got some knitting done. Since it’s 45 C here, I thought bringing the aran weight sweater I was working on a bad idea. I brought my evenstar shawl instead. I’m glad that I did. I just began chart 1 and I love the yarn, blue moon laci in ghillie dhu. I apologise for the dark photos, we had the tail end of a typhoon today, so little natural light and my flash is so horrible that if I had used it, the photo would be of a very brightly glowing white blob floating in space.

2014.07.17

Thursday 17 July

Guangzhou Day one

The trip went pretty smoothly, except for some meltdowns (by a toddler, so it is to be expected). We arrived exhausted, of course. I spent most of today jet lagged and so I slept most of the day. I woke up just before supper and Fei had already gone to meet some friends, so we ate supper at the good restaurant near our house with the rest of Fei’s family. Daphne fell asleep as soon as we arrived and Dominic would only eat steamed rice and watermelon. He even refused the fresh water melon juice. I went to the supermarket after supper, I got some fresh milk and breakfast cereal. Oh, and my niece showed me how to connect to the wi-fi.

Why I’ve been absent … kind of

So, 2014 is the year of big changes, mostly awesome, I have to say.  I’ve been feeling like my life is on hold all this past winter, mostly because I can’t wait for the house to be finished and life as a homeowner to begin.  Only 3 or so more weeks of waiting left.

Why I've been absent
Why I’ve been absent

I don’t know why I haven’t been knitting; I’d finally started making FOs that were actually wearing and using in everyday life, which is kinda the point of knitting in the first place. I want to get back to that kind of productivity again. Not feeling trapped in very small, uncomfortable living space will help a lot, I’m sure.