We took a quick trip to the beach this past weekend.
I took a little knitting along, including this:
It's a Sockhead Hat using Vesper Sock Yarn in a color called "Autumn Sky". This is one of those great knitting-in-a-car projects. And on the beach and in coffee shops. I'm using it to practice my continental knitting, which I can't quite do because the last two fingers on my left hand are weak due to an old injury. Still, I keep trying to adapt.
I've also been working on "Favorite Cardigan" from Wendy Bernard's "Custom Knits". I had planned to do this last fall/winter when I was so enamored with madelinetosh yarns (not that I'm no longer enamored!). I'm using what used to be called "Tosh Worsted" in "Gilded".
Oh, and my big white cowl is done! It's still a little damp, so the photo shoot will have to wait.
Now I'm off to pick up my car. I noticed a grinding noise when the brake was applied firmly, but it seemed to be working fine. I finally took it in last night and the mechanic showed me how the pads were gone and the rotors were completely shredded. Um, we drove this to the beach. And lived! Seriously, shouldn't there be some sort of indicator light when the brakes are almost completely shot? Ah, lessons learned.
I didn't get around to posting about our trip to Maine (and New Hampshire and Vermont--oh, and Salem, MA and Providence, RI, too!). It was all wonderful. We're already plotting a return trip. I definately prefer New England to the Mid-Atlantic where I live now. And Maine! Maine is the best of all. We stuck mostly to the coastal towns, but the photo above, taken October 9th, is from a lake a bit inland that we passed on our way to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The water was really that blue.
Earlier that week, in Portland, I picked up a skein of Quince & Co. "Puffin" and quickly knitted cowl: