Monday, October 26, 2009

Where Have I Been?

I’ve been here. Well, not “here” as in “writing in my blog,” more like “here in my head, where it's noisy and difficult to write.”

Since last I posted, I’ve given away a baby vest:

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I took two of my favorite shots, the traditional “It Fits!”… but my hands must have been shaking and they’re both blurry.

I’ve also enhanced my stash.

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Four balls of Crystal Palace Merino 5 in Geranium to make a February Baby Sweater.

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One skein of Plymouth Yarn Dye For Me Baby Alpaca Lace. This is 1094 yards of undyed 2-ply, which I didn’t even try to resist. I was done for the instant I touched it. I’m pretty sure that it’s going to stay in its pristine state, because the ivory tone is so lovely.

I took a couple of days off of work to celebrate my birthday and took a trip to the coast with my husband. The weather decided that it should gift me with two perfect days, and it was fabulous.

This is the bridge over the Siuslaw River in Florence.

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My husband finally found his anchor…

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And we got to my favorite spot just at high tide!

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The rest of my time has been spent much as it usually is. Work, baking, gardening, knitting, eating and laughing. It is well and truly fall here, so I spent quite a bit of time doing tidy-up work in the yards this weekend. My arms are a wee bit sore, but it’s a good feeling.

Next up: a trip to SOAR this weekend, where I am sure to be turned into a spinner. Oh good, just when I was running out of things to do!

13 comments:

Anna said...

Sorry we missed you in Florence! But hey, come to think of it, you were in fake-Florence while I went to the real one. :)

Hope the noise in your head goes away... :kram:

fefferknits said...

Alpaaaaaacaaaaaa! :yay:

Wow, the coast is so gorgeous in October. I'm glad you guys got to go!

Rose Red said...

Hey, happy birthday!!

Love the yarn, excellent purchasing there. And the baby vest is too cute!

Donna Lee said...

Belated happy birthday! If you don't become a spinner after SOAR, you're immune.

essjay said...

The vest is so adorable! Those new yarns are yummy - you have such great taste! I'm glad you were able to get away for a while for your birthday! I hope SOAR is fantastic!

Alwen said...

Alpaca laceweight, mmmm.

Karen said...

Yay! We're both back...and your pics are beautiful. Love that vest!

Bells said...

Happy belated birthday! it's great to take a few days off for it.

Great little vest!

And I love how you just knew there was no choice with the alpaca lace. And that you're goign to leave it pristine. I would too.

Chandler said...

Have a wonderful time at SOAR! We'll expect a full report!

And ahhhh....the coast. Gorgeous shot of that sea spray!

Bridget said...

What a happy post!

I truly love the color of that geranium yarn.

Shan said...

That head thing is exactly where I've been. My blog has taken such a beating for content lately - if I were to make a list of my priorities right now I am not sure exactly where 'posting' would end up: whether 'dead freaking last' or just below 'dead freaking last'.

Alison said...

The coast pictures are incredible! Minnesota may have 10,000 lakes, but it's just not the same...

Happy knitting-
ali

AlisonH said...

Is that baby alpaca laceweight as soft as it seems? I just bought the merino/silk/cashmere in that line and absolutely love it.