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After Amsterdam

I had *such* a lovely time! The people were really friendly and the weather wasn't so bad and I ate soooo much and saw some amazing things. I don't really know where to start so here is a random splurge of highlights.

Endless canals, bicycles and bridges.
Pondering life from the water on a canal tour.
Visiting the newly opened Tulip Museum.
Bags ancient to modern at the Bag Museum - this one is a sewing set and was about 5" high. So desirable.
Kitchy souvenirs.
AWESOME knitting shops. At Penelope Craft she could see I was having trouble deciding between colourways and offered me the use of her mac to look at my ravelry queue. Now that is someone who understands their customers.
Discovering some new filters on my camera that make it seem less gloomy and rainy than it was.
The Kattenkabinet (Cat Museum) with paintings by Picasso as well as more contemporary pieces.
And then there were the tulips.
I spent a morning at the Keukenhof Gardens and it was just incredible. Million…

What Should You be Doing?

I got up and knew my task was to tidy up. So imagine my surprise when about 15 minutes later I found myself sewing a button onto the knitting bag I made a few weeks ago.
I finished doing that and thought "Right, this is it..." So I set myself to tidying and 15 minutes later had made a small notebook.
Wasn't my last post about keeping your mind on one thing at once? Amazing how clever your subconscious is (as well as completely neanderthally stupid at the same time).

The knitting bag will carry my revised ripple socks with me to Amsterdam (that's my hotel pool on the laptop in the photo above).
I say "revised" because I'd almost finished the first sock in just the greenish stuff when I realised I had enough wool for about 10% of the second sock. Cue ripping and striping. The notebook is because I am not good at 'the unknown' and so to stave off anxiety in Amsterdam have been carefully planning my trip. I remain flexible but at the same time I kno…