I apologize for not posting more frequently. You've probably been wondering what I've been up to. Well, life, really. Extensive traveling for work (DC, Alaska, Monterey, Seattle and San Diego), and battling a really bad sinus/chest infection that just wouldn't go away. So, I'm back - taking some time off this Fall, and hopefully -- BLOG ON!
Below -- six months of working with Acrylic yarn from Hobby Lobby (not fun!) but a good rendition of the Dr. Who Scarf (free pattern from Dr. Who Scarf website.
Did I mention we've been having a heat wave in California -- average temps 85 degrees or so -- our hottest summer in Ventura since 1931 (and we don't have air). So on each of these trips I was expecting cooler temps (and failed! It was an exceedingly hot and beautiful summer everywhere).
I've got quite a few projects in the works -- a vest for J. (UFO right now), need to make/finish seersucker gray vest and skirt before Fall, the Madeline Tosh Honey Cowl (about 30% finished), a new pair of socks in the Lorna's Laces Spats, color way (below). This will be my first pair of socks. It's finally just in the few days cooled down just a tad and I feel that I can get my sewjo/knitjo back.
I had a horrible head cold coming on a the time, but still went hiking. I think I was infected by some cruise passengers staying at lodging in Alaska (well, I always blame the cruisers). This is down in Seward (which is STRONGLY recommended -- previously I've always headed North and not on the Kenai peninsula). I was supposed to do a fantastic hike called Harding Ice Field -- but it turned out I was just too ill. Darn it. I had about half my gear with me too for some short backcountry. If you are interested in Harding Ice Field, I thought this was a great blog post/Description of the Hike.