Friday, July 27, 2012
A few weeks ago I received another surprise in the mail. It was StevenA's travelling clockwork. I immediately recognized the yarn from my days with the Sanguine Gryphon, now the Verdant Gryphon. Small world. Steven's dream is to send this creative work out into the world and see where it travels. Just as I was about to check off "Maryland " on the paperwork and send it on its merry way, my husband introduced some travel plans of his own. I snuck "Tick Tock" into my carry on and away we went. First, and most exciting was our 25th anniversary trip to Maui, where Tick Tock adorned some lovely statues along the beach. I had to chuckle when a passerby commented on the Clockwork wrapped statue," Yeah, cuz I was just thinking he was looking cold." Lol. I was glad I had Tick Tock to keep me warm at the summit of the Haleakala(House of the Sun) Volcano. It was blustery up there and only about 40 degrees! My fright wig says it all. Nice hair. That's the volcanic crater behind me. Almost 7 miles across, 2 miles wide and 2,600 feet deep. There is a trail called Sliding Sands that leads into the crater. It is exactly as it sounds. Hikers can actually camp in one of three cabins inside the crater. Um, no thanks. I had the Clockwork to consider, after all. 10,000+ feet. Yo. Tick Tock also survived the Road to Hana. Google it. 'Nuff said. As for the rest of our travels, I must apologize. I took pics on every stop and in every airport. I wrapped Tick Tock on mannequins with state t-shirts in every airport gift shop...Charlotte, North Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, and Phoenix, Arizona. All this after pulling an all nighter traveling backward through time zones, then suddenly we were 6 hours ahead and back on the east coast. Tick Tock met the owner of Island Knits in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. She was kind enough to come outside and be photographed by the web of a silk spider. I had photos of our visit to KNIT I'm crushed to discover that they were inadvertently deleted during the Flickr upload. I highlighted the whole kitnkaboodle for uploading,but apparently Flickr only took every third pic due to it's Beta status limiting 100 photos per upload. Yup, that's quite a few photos I lost. Trying not to think about it. Things like this happen to mamas of 7 who only have a few secs to accomplish everything and therefore attention to detail is sacrificed. I thought I recovered the missing, but evidently, I see now that I must've missed another whole page at least. I smiled when I saw this pic made the cut. This is my husband, kindasortabutnotreallycuzhewasoverit, being unsupportively supportive when I whipped out the Tick Tock Clockwork for the gazillionth time. He's a keeper, my hunnylove. But the Clockwork is a traveler and is currently with a friend in Washington, DC for the week. Tick Tock is on its way to Georgia, friends. Follow Steven's blog for all the fun.