So, here we are in California, after three weeks of visiting, eating, shopping, and tomorrow it's time to head homeward. What else did I do while I was here? Well, I made this little sweater for Tess, who is likely being born even as I write! This was lovely pale, dusky violetty-lavender, a blend of cotton and bamboo. Lovely to knit, washable, soft -- what's not to like? And then I decided to make a little hat, 'cause it was COLD, COLD, COLD here! The hat turned out well, don't you think?Except when Thomas, the eldest grandson, saw it, he decided it was A-OK, so guess who got the hat?! And then, nothing else would do but that I should make a hat for William:
And another for James:
They were duly delivered last evening, and were well received. Granny can return to Oz, knowing the grandsons will have warm heads and cozy ears!
I did a bit of damage to my credit card this trip: yarn from Schoolhouse Press for a sweater and a large shawl, yarn from KnitPicks for two sweaters and a shawl, needles in various sizes. Why more needles, you ask? WELL....Had a funny time at Sydney airport this time...they hassled me about the knitting I was taking on board, claiming my 2.25mm bamboo knitting needles (which had a half finished sock on each of them!) were dangerous. Took them away, cut the bamboo needle tips off, taped up the ends with the socks still on, and returned them to me...grrrrr. Then I confessed to having an envelope of other needles with me, including some stainless steel ones. Consternation! They took the whole lot away to confer with a manager, then came back and told me they were all fine to take on board...including a few sets of bamboos that were identical to those they'd just beheaded before! Go figure! I've carried these onboard before, and last time I even called ahead to be sure it was OK. This time, a different story. Gotta watch those dangerous Terrorist Knitters!
The three weeks here has flown by. We had a lovely long weekend in Amador County, visiting friends and enjoying the snow and cold weather. Then back to Oakland where it was cold and grey, mostly, with a nice rainstorm yesterday to remind us of home! We hear it's raining there for the next week, but not too cold.
Lots of progress on the house remodel...I'll save posting about that till next time, with pics!
Glad to be back, all...