Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Hawaiian pictures and flowers

Captain’s Log, Stardate 03.06.2007

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Here are a few pictures from my trip to Hawaii:

Me and Grandma (paternal)

Me and Grandma (maternal)

Me and Malia Spencer. We are toasting our toes under the kotatsu table (it has a heating lamp underneath and a futon (heavy Japanese blanket) under the tabletop to keep the heat in under the table).

My dad’s hibiscus flowers. Aren’t they gorgeous?

A brownea flower—a very unusual, beautiful flower that is rare in Hawaii, although I think they are more common in Australia.


Bible in 90 Days: Day 55. Yup, still going, although I slacked off for a while. I just started the book of Daniel—one of my favorite Old Testament books. The glory of God revealed gives me shivers of anticipation. The New Jerusalem—I’ll actually see it one day! Way cool! The Bible is describing something I’ll see with my own eyes!

Knitting: I ordered some sock yarn from KnitPicks.com (Memories and Palette yarns). It’s soooooo soft, and the colors are sooooo beautiful! I can’t wait to start knitting with it. It was inexpensive, too—double bonus!

I also finished my first adult pair of socks. It’s an easy eyelet pattern. I messed up a little in the gusset, but it still fits great.


  1. Hi Camy! Looks like you had a really fun holiday. :)

    I just wanted to say thanks - I received The Velveteen Mommy today in the mail. I've very blessed. Thank you!

  2. Your socks are so cute. Don't know why you'd need them in Hawaii...but still cute. And your dad's flowers...just gorgeous.

    Looks like you had a wonderful time!

  3. Your dad's flowers are beautiful!

    And I love the socks.

  4. Looks like you had a great trip. Love the socks.

  5. You're like the knitting queen. So when do you progress to sweaters?

    Love the trip updates. Wish I was there with ya, it's still freezing here in IL.

  6. Thanks for sharing the great pictures. The flowers are beautiful and I can't knit for beans so I think the socks look great.

    Cherie Japp

  7. Welcome home! LOVE the pixs, girl!

  8. Those flowers are gorgeous and I love the socks. :) Looks like the trip was lots of fun. :)

  9. Socks and flowers are beautiful.

    Hi Malia!

    Camy, can I adopt your grandmothers so I can visit Hawaii?

  10. Thanks for sharing the photos of your precious family. I hope God gives me more chances to visit your lovely home state.

  11. Love the pictures! Your dad's flowers are so beautiful!

    I've used the Knit Picks Memories yarn and loved it. It's also nice and soft to wear as well. I haven't used Palette though, and was asking others about how it fares for socks. They said that KP does list it as sock yarn, but some people think it might not wear too well...but I don't know if that is true or not. I was thinking of ordering some and making mittens from it, but haven't so far. You'll have to let me know how Palette works for socks.

  12. Socks? And a heated table? In Hawaii? Actually, here in Lincoln City, where it's COLD, both sound heavenly. : )

    Your grandmas are way too cute. Lucky girl. Glad you had a fun time. Missed you! The Pacific Time Zone just ain't the same without you.

  13. Aw, what great pictures. My only living grandmother is in Ireland. I don't get to see her much, probably like you. Isn't it great to have those photos to cherish the time together??