Friday, October 3, 2014

Off Someone's Needles~

We have just returned from a wonderful two week trip to Europe and have lots to share! Our plane flew home directly from Amsterdam where our adventure also began.  Because it was daylight all the way back to Seattle, the views from the plane were amazing. 




We spent three days in Amsterdam exploring, eating, and getting used to the time change. Our hotel was located just around the corner from the Rijks Museum which was very convenient. You can see the narrow stairs, but they were nothing compared to the ones inside!  Then we learned our room was on the fourth floor, which in Europe is really the fifth floor as their system begins with the Ground Floor.



Looking up

and down!  Luckily there was an elevator, but even that was an experience. It held 3 people, two barely with luggage!



In Amsterdam most folks get around on bicycles, and as you can see, this one marks the spot of a nice little yarn shop called Penelope's. Every bit of the bike except the wheels was covered with knitting. Surprisingly, I didn't buy any yarn, but I did find some really cute buttons.


Flowers are everywhere in Amsterdam. These cheery sunflowers greeted us at the airport as we started our exciting days in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany.  More photos later, I promise!  (Hope this isn't too disjoint as I am still pretty jet-lagged.)
Checkout others' knitting projects at Patchwork Times.

16 comments:

Dee said...

Wow! Those steps look steep and NARROW!!!

I love that bicycle. apparently you showed great restraint in not buying any yarn. LOL

Welcome home.....your pictures are super. Can't wait to see more.

Lynn said...

How exciting!! Can't believe you didn't buy any yarn. Looking forward to seeing more photos!

Wendy said...

You lucky girl, what a wonderful trip! Those stairs look like a lot of work to climb up and down...hope you had a great time.

Mary said...

Thank you for sharing your pictures. WOW can't believe you didn't buy any yarn.

Ramona said...

Oh,I love to travel and will enjoy seeing your trip through your photos. How much fun is that bike?!? And what gorgeous sunflowers!

Mereknits said...

Lucky, lucky you! I have been to Amsterdam twice when my niece lived there and I just loved it.
Hugs,
Meredith

desertskyquilts said...

Those stairs really are something! Good exercise! I am so surprised you bought no yarn to ship home. =)

Nancy said...

Fantastic! I can't wait to hear about your trip.

Yikes those stairs are NOT for the faint-hearted!

Caffeine Girl said...

I am so jealous. Amsterdam is one of my favorite cities! What a great place to start.

kathy b said...

How fun!!! Love the sunflowers. Want to see the buttons!!!

Janet said...

What a wonderful trip! Lovely photos.

Rian said...

How wonderful! I do love Amsterdam. (I love 'em all.)

karen said...

welcome home! you have been traveling so much these days, it seems to me. Love the stairs photos :)

elns said...

Can't wait to see the rest of your photos and hear more about your travels. Welcome back!

Becca said...

Your trip sounds amazing! Love seeing all of your photos. Wow, those stairs! I need to go up and down those a few times.

Merry said...

Oh wow, those stairs are daunting. Love the bike and wonderful sunflowers...which reminds me I want to plant some in my vegi garden.