Vacation Plans

This week on my vacation, I plan to:


Starting with Downton Abbey season 2. It is hard not to devour it like a box of chocolates because it is SO good so far.


A history of the real American heiresses who invaded Britain during the Victorian and Edwardian periods. Such a fun and interesting read. I love the little black and white photographs that are scattered throughout the book.


Cooking with Italian Grandmothers

I have been eager to try some of the recipes from this book. If I can't be in Tuscany, at least I can eat the food.


Meet my new spindle. I am so excited to learn how to use it and begin my spinning journey. Right now, I am reading this wonderful book on the subject.


I am hoping to get a big chunk of knitting done on my two sweaters, if I can resist the urge to start on something new. We'll see. These little free kits from Mollie Makes magazine look tempting.

Before heading to NYC for a weekend of sightseeing and eating (and hopefully, yarn shopping!)


  1. Anonymous3/26/2012

    It sounds like you have an awesome vacation planned, especially the spinning! Have fun!

  2. Yay!!!...spinning!! Enjoy your vaca.

  3. That sounds like the most perfect vacation! (That green sweater is gorgeous!)

  4. Have a great week off!!! Lots of good stuff planned! Hope you get to do all of it! (I did make the little Mollie Makes needlecase--it's cute. Takes about 2 minutes to make!!)
    (Love the green sweater!!! I've GOT to get yarn for that sometime! YUM)

  5. Sounds like bliss! I brought Downton Abbey to watch on our vacation but so far we've been so exhausted by the end of each day we've been going to bed 15 minutes after the kids!
    Hope you have a wonderful wonderful holiday (and that you will show us you yarn when you get back)!

  6. Wonderful plans :) I've just started reading the same spindle book too!

  7. Excellent itinerary! Your new spindle is like a work of art ... I'm sure you're going to love working with it and create some beautiful hand-spuns. Enjoy every minute of your holiday.

  8. That sounds like a FABULOUS vacation! I hope you have a marvelous time!

  9. I can't wait to see how you get on with the spinning. I've just started and I'm finding it difficult, I think I'll look for that book for some help. Have a wonderful vacation!

  10. Anonymous3/29/2012

    Enjoy your vacation especially your weekend in my town!!!!!!

  11. Spinning! My mom just started a couple years ago, and she looooves it (and, in fact, also loves Respect the Spindle, too). Your spindle is gorgeous, and I hope you and it are going to be very good friends. I can't wait to see what you make. :)

    Also, your gorgeous photos and A+ vacation plans are making me smile. I'm eagerly waiting for the library to have a free copy of season one of Downton Abbey for me to check out. And that book looks so interesting. I love the integrated photographs!

  12. Here's hoping you can accomplish it all. Whew! When I go on vacation I just plan to eat all day and relax. LOL.


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