I return to this blog with serious intent to start posting regularly again. It was a busy season of conference-going and conference-organizing, and I’m so happy summer is here. Went on a 7 mile walk through lovely Golden Gate Park with my hiking meetup yesterday. Today my partner and I strolled down to the farmer’s market for lunch. They had pizza from a portable wood-fired oven, can you believe it. Then a few blocks to the Temescal Street Fair on Telegraph Ave (the part in North Oakland, not Berkeley). Dozens of local artisans and more food, yum. I HELLA HEART OAKLAND!
I’ve finally downloaded Picasa onto my MSI Wind (my beloved little 10″ netbook that could) and taken some projects pics.
For some reason I’ve gotten into a lot of knitting lately. It took a couple of weeks to knit up this bag, which needs lining.
Pattern: adapted from Guitar Messenger Bag in Greetings from Knit Cafe by Susan Mischer. Yarn: TLC Heathers in purple heather . Needles: Knit Picks Options Size 6.
I took a dive into my first knit sweater project involving knitting pieces in the flat: Maude Louise. The cardigan pattern calls for expensive drapey yarn, but I went with Cascade 220 in Flamingo Pink from my stash. The waistband pattern was a bit slow going but fun and easy once I got the hang of it. Working on the right front now, a bit scared about what the set in sleeves will be like to sew.