And sailboats

Embossed Leaves Socks
Handmaiden Casbah – Wine


Miss B (as she is called in our house) sent me a hell of a gift last week.

Mama Blue Troika Sock in Siren

It is a similar base to Handmaiden Casbah–linked below–and just dreamy. And quite sought after. Her generosity isn’t surprising because it is just who she is, but it was a fabulous gift and surprise from someone who has been such a good friend for a long time. Thank you Bertha.


I also received the yarn that I ordered from Shivaya Naturals – a custom dyed fingering weight merino yarn in a wine red.

I think that the picture is a bit pinker than it is in real life–it is gorgeous.

I swatched on 6s and 7s for a Tempest

The yarn is a very smooth 2 ply. I would call it fingering or light fingering – The last sock yarn I knit was Handmaiden Casbah which is pretty thick. I started the sweater on size 7s but it was a bit too open, so I ripped back and am knitting it on 6s. I haven’t gotten very far–pictures will be forthcoming.

A few weeks ago we were in san francisco.

My brother taking a picture of my dad in his apartment.

Finished socks.

I registered on which I had heard about for a while, and it is pretty neat (to track food and exercise).

And I ran yesterday, with the intent of getting back into cardio shape to run the same race I ran last year. I am redoing the couch to 5k program since it is been maybe four or five months since I have run any decent distance. I started on week four (see program here) which went pretty well.

Working on an embossed leaves sock out of handmaiden casbah–pictures next time.



Not much new here. Working. Heading to San Francisco this weekend (staying where we stayed last year.) It should be wonderful.

Once I finish the socks above I will probably be knitting a solid color Tempest from some Shivaya Naturals yarn.

Good knitting makes life better.

This is a common occurrence at my house. This cat is Milo.