Saturday, September 5, 2009

reliving the past

I have been fighting *something* ever since we got home from California on Sunday. Not much of my knitting has seen the light of day this week :( I'm just too blah to stay awake for it right now. So, until I am ready to play pick up sticks again, I figured I'd share a few shots of me winding my hanks at a new LYS in Old Town Alexandria, Fibre Space. It's a tactile paradise, abundant with sheer bliss and happiness in the form of fiber! You can't help but paw at every bit of yarn while you're there. And speaking from personal experience, the ideas just pop every time you turn to gaze at another bin of yarn just waiting to become something fabulous!

Monday, August 31, 2009

I'm baaaaah-k!

Miss me?

Ohh, vacation was wunderful! California was luscious - seeing friends and family rocked - and the heart beat of the bay area is still going strong. You'd probably have to be from there, or have visited to even slightly understand what I'z mean. ;)

On the yarn side ... I didn't get around to much. Roseburg Oregon is a nice place to visit (especially if you are of the geriatric variety) but zero yarn shops to be found - even within a short drive! Roseburg's only saving grace was the fact that Fred Meyer's carried a small selection. I did find some cashmere in a slate gray on clearance! I even got a young cousin of mine casting on, and picked up her first pair of knitting needles and some worsted yarn to start working with there. No sweet LYS to tell y'all about though - hrrrm.

For the most part, the one WIP I brought with me was rarely touched ... I was simply having too much fun and/or relaxing too much to knit! Seriously, every time I thought I might knit, I decided not to because I'd probably just fall asleep anyway.

But, back to the bay ... It was awesome to be home. The weather was great, the smells, sounds, food, places to go and things to do ... I love my 925!

Instead of rambling on, I'll show off some pics and head upstairs to have a True Blood double feature with my hubby. I'll be sharing more WIPs soon!

Children's Fairyland - the Crooked Man's Crooked House
view from our motel in Santa Cruz - walking to the beach
having a bang up time with hubby!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

bon voyagie!

Tuesday begins a 3 week visit back home to the bay area in California. I'll be online but my posts may get a bit far between for a minute. We've got so much we want to do again before we come back to No Virginia till whenever we get a change to go back again! And of course, you know, my Cali visit includes yarn shopping! All the way up and into Oregon, no less ;) I'll be sharing stash pics, and maybe some yarn shop reviews along the way!

Take care, and cast on as many projects as you can!