Posted on | June 6, 2007 | 3 Comments

Everything worked out in the end and the flight itself – other than a short half hour delay – was uneventful. Unfortunately, for some reason Alitalia didn’t show any movies, just the map of the route with a small plane icon inching its way slowly across the Atlantic. So I read a small volume by Gino Strada, an Italian doctor who volunteers overseas in Africa and the Middle East. The book was in Italian, which was challenging for my rusty skills and my poor husband was interrupted from his reading (a Diabolik comic) every ten minutes by my persistent questions. When he later fell asleep, I was left to my own devices, but I managed somehow. I need to rally and re-commence learning Italian so that our next trip out there will be smoother for me.

Last Wednesday I took advantage of the few nice weather days we had in Italy to spend the afternoon in Como and meet Angela, a fellow knit blogger. You should have seen the look on my mother-in-law and sister-in-law’s faces though when I told them I was meeting someone I met over the internet :) This was my first in-person meeting with a blogger and the experience was great. Angela is just as lovely as her many beautiful designs.

We walked around the old town center – I especially liked the ancient walls dating from the Roman era that still surround parts of the city – and then took the funicular to Brunate. This is the view from the funicular. Unfortunately, my camera isn’t the best and I couldn’t get rid of the glare coming from the glass – still, you should be able to make out the main duomo and the many red roofs of Como.


3 Responses to “Home”

  1. One Planet Yarn And Fiber
    June 6th, 2007 @ 7:32 pm

    Hi Connie! I am glad you are home safe and sound! Check our blog! I will try to write soon. LOTS going on!! The bag is gorgeous! Hope you like it on the site….Lis

  2. Typesetter
    June 7th, 2007 @ 8:26 am

    Silke is a smallish company that has very little distribution and fame. They even lack a website (GRRR!). Yet, their yarns usually have an excellent price/quality balance. I used to find quite a bit of them at the market, but the stall stopped coming to Sesto, or maybe the owners retired.

  3. Iris G
    June 17th, 2007 @ 1:03 pm

    Thank you for the lovely reports on your trip…the yarn shop certainly does not look like any of my LYSs! Well maybe they can not just sell yarns and survive in Italy, as knitting is not so hot there?

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