Thursday, September 18, 2008

Two Scenes

Today we took a late afternoon walk on the beach and were treated to the following.

Scene 1 - a couple of young girls were riding their horses, bareback, along the waters edge with the waves crashing at their feet. It is such a beautiful sight to see these magnificant animals running for the pure joy of it.

Scene 2 - one of the horses decides there really is no joy to be had running in the northern Atlantic Ocean as it is darn cold water. The horse stops abruptly dumping the rider into the sea. Apparently, only in movies is it easy to mount a horse without a saddle. After a few futile attempts, the rider walked the horse up the beach to the sand dunes so she could be somewhat higher than the horse. She then raced down the dune (not with the grace of Misty May or Kerri Walsh) and jumped on the horse. After a few attempts she managed to get upright and they were on their way.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

A Bit of Pink

This is another feather and fan stitch scarf being knit with baby alpaca - very soft. For this piece I taught myself how to do the Norwegian purl stitch. A bit tricky at first but okay now.

Monday, September 8, 2008

After the Storm

Yesterday the waves were wonderful. Lots of folks body surfing and a dozen, or so, with surf boards.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

In Circles Hat

I designed this hat to eventually knit with shetland yarn, using multiple colors. These circles lend themselves to all sorts of experimentation.
Sis, happy 29th anniversary.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Green Thumb

This tomato plant looks rather awful, but the tomatoes sure are tasty. I've been wondering if it is the salt in the air, especially the fog, of which we have had quite a bit.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Knit/Purl Hat

On this version of the "August hat" the crown decreasing is much better.

Street Light

The Department of Public Works must be bored now that the tourists are gone. Last night at 11:45 a crew arrived, with multiple flashing yellow lights, to change the light bulb in the street light outside our bedroom window.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Feather and Fan Scarf

After much playing around with the feather and fan stitch and placement of colors, I finally managed to complete a scarf. With this pattern, the color placement really changes the look of it.