Thursday, October 09, 2008
Top of the world
Here's another view from up there:
As we drove down the coast to the job, we saw some strange fog configurations, I guess due to the wind and high pressure off the coast:
After the job we drove into Big Sur, and saw the evidence of the fires. Scorched, bare hillsides, lots of trees with blackened trunks and burnt leaves everywhere.
We are hoping for gentle, regular rains this winter. Already there are massive preparations against the mudslides that are bound to take place all through the area.
On the knitting front, I finally finished the Imogen Jacket. It is softer and more drapey than the original, since the yarn I used is a blend of merino, silk and alpaca. It's very light and incredibly warm.
I ended up with an extra skein of the yarn, which is Blue Moon Fiber Arts Peru, in the Raven series colorway "Thraven" so I cast on for a Shetland Triangle. I swear, I am congenitally incapable of lace, even at a giant gauge like this. It took me about 6 false starts with ripping back and even now requires lifelines, stitch markers and lots of whiskey. Oh wait, maybe that's the problem.