Monday, February 18, 2008

This and That

It was a four-day weekend for me -- my son's preschool was closed last Friday, so I had to take a day off. Yes, it's hard to twist my arm for that. We had a mini-vacation over the Presidents' Day Weekend two year in the row and really enjoyed it, but it didn't happen this year as Charlie was sick. We will try that sometime next month.

Instead, Mitch and I took a drive to the Tomales Bay. The weather was just gorgeous, and the road was empty. We picked the good day for it, because just a few days later they held the Tour of California on that route.

I swear. The sunny days in February in Northern California are the best. The hills are green, the sky is blue, the sun is warm and gentle. Something about this little trail made me think of my childhood.

I spun the rest of the Corriedale to knit the Ribwarmer. It was the huge ball (my guess is about two pounds) of white roving that came with my Ashford Traditional. It's all gone now -- I've practiced, admired, dyed and experimented a lot of things with it. It was wonderful to spin.

So, no one I know likes the Spring issue of Interweave Knits! The lack of variety is what gets me. I did appreciate some of the articles, but none of the patterns. As Stefaneener puts it, they are all "look at my belly" designs! I will look forward to a nice surprise in the Summer issue, but that feels like a long time to wait... I should be receiving the new Spin-Off soon, and I hope it's a good one!

1 comment:

Stefaneener said...

Noooooo -- don't tell anyone about how winter is perfect here or there will be hordes of Midwest-fleeing vacationers here every January and February. I love the hills on days like that and the only thing keeping me from slapping everyone into rainboots and heading for the redwoods today was schoolwork.

Lovely day, though.

Yes, I certainly want a sweater that enhances my looks, not one that covers any bust I may sport AND flares away from my cold, yet fat-enhanced middle. Hmpf.