Saturday, August 29, 2009

Knitter's Progress

Here I am, all rested up and ready to return to work. I have been busy the past few days trying to make headway on my baby brother's sweater, Here's the latest:I am hoping that if you squint your eyes up and look carefully, you can fill in the blanks between waistband and armpits, then again for the shoulders, neckline ... OK, I'll admit, there's a long way to go!

And just in case a sweater wasn't daunting enough (and for THIS knitter, it isn't! I scoff at danger like this!) just take a look at the body I am knitting it for:
Yes, the gangly one on the right. The one standing next to my 5'8" tall daughter. The one with the 21" long arms. The one who was sick with the flu yesterday and battling his first big ick in the town of Arcata, home to Humboldt State University.

I caved when he asked me for a wool sweater to combat the cool, damp weather in Arcata. But looking at that photo, I can safely say I will refuse if he asks me to knit him leggings!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Vacation 2009: The Beginning

And our vacation begins to take shape ...

Day One we will leave San Diego and drive 440.40 mile north to Morgan Hill, Ca. We'll be staying the night there so we can leave for San Francisco well rested.

Day Two: A bit of exploring around San Francisco. I still haven't decided if we will stop at the Aquarium of the Bay in San Francisco. I know Noah would love it but I am kind of "attractioned-out." There are so many attractions (Zoo, Sea World, Legoland, etc. in San Diego that I don't really feel the need to travel to see more! I would rather see more of the city.

Then it's across the Golden Gate and north to Eureka to see Tobin and his new school. I can't wait to poke around hippie-town Arcata. After all of the big city, So-Cal living I've done, I am ready for a bit of the Natural Folk. We are sure to get our fill of them this trip!

(Gray. The Color of My Childhood Home.)
Wait until you see all of the fun little things there are to do in Arcata: a little zoo, the Natural History Museum at Humboldt State. Somehow if the whole group gets in for under $10 it's more worthy of a quick peek!

After Eureka? Well that is not quite ready yet ... stay tuned!