Sunday, November 9, 2014

A Sunday Summary

I've had a lot of fun since the last time I blogged. I kept putting off blogging because I wanted to do a "proper" post for so many different adventures I've had. Clearly that has not worked out well for me, so I thought that maybe the best way to go about this was to just have a post full of the all of the things I wanted to share. So here we go....

In September I attended the Make Wear Love Retreat in Maine.  I had a fantastic time, and learned so many new techniques and tips to be a better sweater knitter.  I came home from the retreat with inspiration to spare and a desire to swatch every yarn I could get my hands on!

This was the view from my bedroom in the cottage that I shared with seven other fabulous women, including Laura who I met at the last year's retreat.  It was great fun to reconnect with her and spend a weekend together!
I went to a Patriot's Game with my sisters and step-mother.  It was a great Girls Day!
Tom and I went to Parent's Weekend at Clemson University.  It was so good to spend some time with Chandler and to see how happy and comfortable he is at school.  We brought his friend Cait with us too because she is also interested in Clemson.
Tom had a business trip to California and I was able to join him!  We were able to extend the trip and enjoy a little vacation too.

We visited the Armstrong Redwoods which was amazing.
We spent a couple afternoons cruising the Pacific Coast Highway although we only saw a fraction of it.
We spent a couple days in Sonoma and Napa visiting some wineries.
We spent a few hours in San Francisco and crossed the Golden Gate Bridge.  We definitely need to go back sometime and spend a few days!
We spent 3 days in San Diego for Tom's work thing.  It was lovely!  Strangely we didn't really take any pictures while in San Diego, but we do have this picture of us the night we had dinner at Georges in La Jolla.  It was a great meal with wonderful company and a beautiful view.
I've been doing some knitting too!  I've swatched for a couple sweaters.  This is my favorite swatch for Cushing Isle which will be next on the needles.
Acorn Trail is the first sweater I cast on after the retreat.  I have the back, a sleeve, and half of the right front done so far.
I took a Pick-Your-Project class at my LYS to help me with my color work skills.  I started the Bird in Hand mittens in class.  The pictures do NOT do this pattern justice!  These mittens just may be the most beautiful thing I've ever knit!

I've also finished a sweater and a shawl since I last blogged, and those do deserve a proper blog post.  I plan to share those 2 projects soon, so be sure to check back!