Back from Vacation

2manyhobbies's picture

I am just back last week from a fantastic vacation to Egypt - what an amazing trip. In the end, I decided not to try to bring knitting with me for several reasons ... I didn't want to deal with the potential hassles the airports, I wasn't sure what reaction the Egyptians might have to a man knitting, and finally other than on the international flight I didn't think there would be a lot of time for it. In the end, I did miss knitting a lot, but given how tightly packed the luggage ended up being (after too many souvenir purchases), I think it was the right decision.

The only fiber-related part of the trip I have to share was our visit to a "carpet school" not far outside of Cairo. In Egypt, it can be difficult to tell when you're just seeing a front for the salesroom and when you're seeing the real thing, but I can say that what we saw of the carpet-makers at work seemd like they were doing real work - although the workroom was significantly less busy just as we entered, so I think so some extent it's a show for the tourists.

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Bill's picture

Thank you! love seeing the

Thank you! love seeing the pics!

WillyG's picture

Jon! I was wondering how

Jon! I was wondering how your trip went... thanks for sharing the pics!

Hey dude, how long would it

Hey dude, how long would it take to make the carpet on the loom, day, week, month???
Nice pics

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Glad you are back safe, I always bring my crochet hook, and some wooden needles. Looks like you had a nice trip.

QueerJoe's picture

Hey Jon...welcome

Hey Jon...welcome home...glad your vacation was great. I totally get missing knitting...I have been known to use pencils and wrapping ribbon when I've gotten desperate enough.

The urge to make fabric is strong.