Monday, November 30, 2009

Fuzzy Faces

Finally, something I can blog about! I have been thinking I would have to resort to blogging with FCC-style beeps to keep from exposing Christmas Knitting Secrets. Something like this: Today I worked on [beep] for [beep]. It's really coming along nicely. I took a picture and it looks like this: [No Photo Available.] See how dull it would have been?

But instead I went to A Simpler Time Alpaca's and Mill and was amazed at their machinery. Which I didn't take a single picture of - it's hard to describe the 15-or so step process, let alone capture in photos. I did take a picture of a great hairdo and some babies:

And I love that white face ... what'choo lookin at?

Friday, November 20, 2009

Temptation's Accessories ...

It's the secret time of the year - everything on my needles is a gift that I don't want to post and all I'm doing is knitting to meet December 24th deadlines!

Here's one current swatch:

It really wants to grow up into a silky-alpaca-merino scarf. It's a wee bit tricky but seems to grow quickly - I will have to see if I can manage a few for Christmas!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Ski Bunnies

Talen and her classmates are heading to Mammoth for intersession this year. What's the first thing they arrange? Why accessories, of course!!

Here's the beginning of an ear flap hat - all the rage in San Diego this year!

And that's an original painting by Talen in the

background ... will post that when it's finished.

Can't wait to see how this turns out!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

I Love San Diego, I Love San Diego ...

Excuse me whiule I step outside (in my slippers, but barefoot would work, too) and try to appreciate the weather that is San Diego in November.


No, look closer:

Yes. Downtown San Diego. Thursday November 5th at 8:34 a.m. People are outside in shorts. That's it folks - that's what we get. We might get a splash or two of rain in March - stay tuned and I'll be sure to let you know. But you are looking at our weather.

But on the upside this week, our friends were down from Alaska winning right and left at the ARBA Endless Summer Rabbit Convention - "In Search of the Perfect Rabbit." Let me tell you, if they didn't find it here...

Or here...

(Yes. That's one big angora bunny, my knitting friends.)

... then I truly don't believe they were looking very hard!!

It was great to spend time with all of our friends who were down from Alaska. They were a breath of fresh air in the midst of a city that sometimes loses it's freshness.