I am coming out of my vacation hibernation. It was glorious. Knitting total for the two weeks: five shawls. Soon as I block them, they'll be in the shop for sale. Not sure about putting them on the web store. Any suggestions?
While I was in CA, my son and I
celebrated our birthdays with an afternoon cruise of San Diego harbor. He has a sport fishing business, Success Sportfishing, and this was a rare opportunity for me to get on board during off season and pretend like I live like that every day (sigh). It was fun beyond words. I got to fish, for the first time in too many years to count, but our little captives were all released back to their world because they were too small (or undesirable for eating). No worries. I had a fish sandwich at the dock afterward.
My friend Barbara
(the one who gets me into trouble, causing me to buy fabric and sewing machines) was with us. She, who comes from Irish families from the coast of Connemara, had never fished. Here she is with her first catch. It was too funny for words.
Then, when we got back to the dock, this sea lion
poked his face up to slurp up whatever bait was being flushed out of the bait tanks. I was so delighted, I could barely stand it. By this time in my vacation, I was missing my dogs and cats so much, just about anything was looking lovable and in need of pets. I was down on my knees on the dock recording this fun moment when suddenly he looked a little more interested in me than the bait...and my son got me out of there before I had more company than I was really looking for.
What's next? It looks like we'll be able to get to the dye pots this week. FINALLY! I was thrilled to come home to find warmer days and no mud...and the snow is almost gone. Sorry to be such a lousy blogger lately...but I'm back to reality and ready to roll! ---Martie