i bet you’re bored to death with all these photos of blue, blue, blue, right??
if you’re like me though, you haven’t seen nearly enough. i’m trying to bank as much of this weather as i can before we head home on thursday, sigh. we just might have to move out here . . .
yesterday we got up early and headed to coronado to take sprössling to the beach for a photo shoot
david got some wonderful shots, which we’ll share for the pattern release when we get home—i’ve also been collecting photos of the sweater worn by all the test knitters so that you can see it on each of us.
we hung around coronado a bit to watch the waves, which were impressive yesterday
and to soak up the sun while watching the surfers try to master them.
after a while, we decided the sweater needed an ice cream, too, so we headed to mootown creamery, where kim and i had discovered a double-dark chocolate that we thought david would like (he did; he’s pretty picky about how dark his chocolate ice cream should be)
personally, i’m a diehard vanilla fan—i try that flavor everywhere i go; coffee is a close second favorite, so i always get a scoop of each.
after the ice cream, we waddled back to the car and headed home to snooze a little and make a nice dinner for everyone. we cooked up a big platter of pasta with vodka sauce, which is automatically put on the tyler family menu each time i visit.
i’ve been working on a lot of secret knitting, and also my henley sweater—i’m halfway up the front but i forgot to take a photo today, so i’ll have to show that to you tomorrow.
kim, though has an FO she wants to share
she knit a sweater for her son cole—no small feat, since he stands at around 6 feet 5 inches and has arms til tomorrow.
it turned out beautiful, right?
the sweater features fully fashioned raglan armholes and kim’s first one-row buttonholes (which she’s really happy with).
now, if we could only find some buttons—you wouldn’t believe how few shops there are here for such things . . .
this morning we got up and walked up the “butt-burner”—that’s what we call the hill you see in the background of this photo. on the way home through the orchard, we picked our fill of oranges, tangelos, and tangerines for breakfast, mmm.
then it was time to get ready to go out—today we hooked up with our dear friend jocelyn in la jolla for a little lunch, shopping, and walking.
and look what she was wearing when we arrived—her very own sprössling. i’m hoping that each of you will go RIGHT now to her blog and tell her how sexy she looks in her fitted blue sweater—i mean, is she smashing or what??
and don’t even get me started on the ravishing color—she should wear bright, cheery colors all the time, yes??
we walked around a bit and jocelyn took us to a favorite jewelry store where i’m afraid we all succumbed to nearly-matching bracelets (it’s ok; they’re just matchy enough to be our secret friendship bracelets)
i had to get the green and she had to get the blue and kim got a multi-colored one—well, wouldn’t you have?
we had a scrumptious lunch on an outdoor patio to finish the afternoon off—just the perfect visit. i just wish we could do it more often.
tonight we are staying in to knit—we’ve just finished a terrific dinner of enchiladas created by kim and sam and we’re all ready to watch a movie, once homework is done.
tomorrow, we’ll have an update on all of the many, many critters that live on the tyler property—kade has several new additions to his menagerie and a few new volunteers as well.
and hopefully, we’ll hit one more beach before we have to leave on thursday morning . . . i know that’s what i’m here for