First stop on the cruise was Costa Maya. I took four pictures from my balcony. Two of the land jutting out to the sea.Dry, desolate, but with a lovely color combo. Soft yellow-green, pearl sand, grey trees–sounds like a colorway. The turquoise water flowing up to the beach makes a great highlight.The brilliant pink and hot peach stucco of the shopping district with the grey thatched roofs is another treat. Dots of true blue umbrellas, a soft yellow wall add interest. However—————-this shopping district, built for and by the cruise lines, holds no interest for me. (No yarns shops) Our personal cruise shopping guide is meeting passengers at the jewelry store to assist them in buying diamonds. She had a program on the ship’s TV last night about this. Jane and Steve respectfully decline.
I sat by or in the pool this morning. Very quiet with all ashore. I’m working on the Lillandria Cowl from ravelry.I’m using Silk Garden from the stash and double pointed needles as the designer highly recommends. I used this stitch in my Seaworthy Shawl and do enjoy knitting it. The Noro colors are stacking nicely. I’m too relaxed to knit anything requiring more thought.
My last picture of Costa Maya is of the people from the two docked ships walking down the pier to spend money on stuff.At dinner last night we were alone. Doris and Ken, our former tablemates, had transferred to another dining room to be with her sister. We ordered a bottle of Cote du Rhone and had some nice conversation. Yes, folks, Steve talked! He looked so awesome in his new suit and yellow tie. Our table is by the window and looks out over the water–lucky us.
After dinner we hung out in the casino to watch the gamblers. Lots of money exchanged hands. I don’t get the attraction, but I ‘ll bet they wouldn’t understand my yarn room.
FINISHED TODAY—ANEMOI MITTENS. Pic later after blocking. So happy.