April 28th, 2011
I spent the easter week with friends in Switzerland, in canton Appenzell to be more precisely. I had visited this region only in winter before and was very excited to see it without snow for the first time.
I was overwhelmed by all the fresh green and the blooming trees and meadows.
And not to forget by all the lucky cows under the blooming trees on the dandelion meadows. Picture perfect Switzerland.
… with typical Appenzell wood houses.
One of many beautiful inn signs.
Hiking tour to an alp lake called “Seealpsee” which means “Lake Alp Lake”. Well, that makes sense.
My most useful garment in this week was my Ishbel. I didn’t expect the weather would be so great and summerlike when I packed my luggage and didn’t bring a sun hat with me. So I used the Ishbel as a headscarf and it looked great with it’s lace border. I think I’ll knit more small size shawls in this small size, I’m impressed how versatile they are.
A picnic with grilled sausages at the lake side. -One of many in this week.
High over the lake, a mountain hut…
…and a little chapel build in a cave.
We dyed and ate easter eggs.
I amused people by crawling through the grass and taking pictures.
Oh yes, and I did some knitting too. I started my Noro Silk Kerchief.
To sum it up: It was a perfect vacation.