Wednesday, October 31, 2007

even more....

Just a few more pictures from Cannon Beach, and then on to new things: We went to the Lazy Susan (awesome breakfasts!) Sunday morning. I had a oatmeal waffle - who knew it would be a happy waffle? The other pictures are Amy and Naomi's food. Yum!

Other favorite landmarks are the Cannon Beach Bakery (Haystack Bread!) and Bruce's Candy Kitchen. I guess all things change at some point. The bakery has moved into new quarters since the last time I went, and Bruce's is up for a major remodel starting soon -I think they said November. That would be the lovely Amy pointing out the bakery sign.

Onto knitting! In mid-September, I talked about taking a workshop with Evelyn Clark on designing lace triangles. I did finally finish mine.
I used 1 skein of Malabrigo Lace and size 4 Addi lace needles. I'm not sure you can see the detail all that well, but it starts out with leaves, then a ripple motif, a medallion and then repeats the ripple and leaves. Fun to do. The book is marvelous. A great jumping off point to start to wrap my head around designing shawls.

While at Cannon Beach, we made many, many stops at Coastal Yarns right there in town. It was the first stop before even checking into our motel (we arrived 15 minutes before closing) and stopped in a few more times Saturday and Sunday. I ended up buying some STR and some Atacama in color 500 to make the Ella Rae t-shirt sweater. Since it's a handpainted yarn, I'm going to work two balls at the same time so I hopefully won't get too much pooling.

Obviously, I've started the sweater. I couldn't help myself!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Happy Halloween to you!

No, I did not get washed to sea at Cannon Beach, I did not get blown away in the windstorm we had two weeks ago and yes, I'm fine. I've just been really busy with work and getting some stuff done around here, but mostly trying to get knitting projects done. It seems most days for me are get up early, work on a shop model (once in awhile something for me) go to work and work and teach for up to 10 hours and come home, make dinner and knit for a few more hours. I'm not complaining at all - I said I could work more hours - I'm just tired alot.

I've decided on a self-imposed knitting break for shop models for a bit. I need to be able to get a few of my own projects done and I have some gifts to make. I forgot to take pictures of the lastest shop models to post here, so I'll try and remember tomorrow. I hope.

So, instead of a hugely long post, I'll just put up some new pictures and tell you about them. I'll probably do this for a few days and hopefully catch up. That's also one of the reasons I haven't been posting - things start adding up, then I get overwhelmed about the amount of time it would take to chronicle it all. Okay, enough jabbering,let's have some pictures. I realize I never posted anything about Cannon Beach. Here's a photo montag- basically we knit, hung out, shop,ate, knit some more, got soaked by rain, then knit and ate more. See a pattern?

This is a picture of the house that my dad's side of the family owned for about 40 years. It was bought by my grandparents in 1959. We sold it in 2001. I still miss that we don't have ownership, but that's another story. I love that it still looks exactly the same. I miss you Beach House!

Guess that's it for pictures for now - Blogger isn't letting me upload anymore. Maybe they went to bed. I think I need to do the same!

Thursday, October 4, 2007


I've finally decided on a name for ravelry. Look for me as middlename!