here we are in san diego and finally, i was able to upload some photos and write a post. beckie and i arrived on a late flight from home monday night (early tuesday morning for us!), during which we chatted and knit the whole way.
i worked on my second port ludlow sock and beckie worked on her longjohn sock
i managed to finish off my sock before we switched planes for our connection to san diego; it went much faster than i expected. now they are all set for a photo shoot tomorrow at the tidepools.
i even had a few yards to spare afterward . . . beckie called this one; i was all set to rip back a little to make sure i had enough and she said: “go for it”.
anyway . . . we fell into bed exhausted when we arrived, but flying at night put us in good shape to enjoy a full first day at kim’s, instead of spending half of the morning on the plane. we woke up happy and well-rested to the sound of peacocks calling from the next hilltop.
we just love being at kim’s house—there are so many little kim things here that make me laugh; she loves to add all those personal touches.
after some good coffee, a walk, and a little breakfast knitting, we set out for lunch at saffron, our very favorite place to eat
which she pretty much hasn’t taken off since we got here (YAY!). doesn’t it look great on her? and what a beautiful color; the yarn looks like the ocean—beautiful blue-green and brown.
we walked around a bit afterward and poked around in some shops before it was time for kims harp lesson. kim found a potato masher that reminded her of david
(sorry david; i have to admit, i see her point . . .)
we found a few giftie things to take home with us; then kim went off to her lesson and we hung out to knit and drink more coffee
i worked on my campanula scarf and got a couple of repeats done while we chatted. i dunno why this scarf is going slowly—it must be the fine yarn, because i love working on it and have been taking it everywhere. i’m seriously trying to get it done before i go home, so i can block it and get the pattern published. i’m getting there; it’s coming . . .
or maybe i’m dawdling because the yarn is so pretty and nice to work with—this is a lovely cashmere laceweight from craig at great northern yarns. it’s beautifully engineered, has great stitch definition and of course, the softness you’d expect from cashmere. only better—the long staple fiber is very resistant to pilling. it’s simply lovely.
last night we went to cole’s last high school volleyball game (which his team won)
he’s heading for college (with an academic scholarship) in the fall. he’ll play volleyball there too; he was heavily scouted this year. we’re all so proud of him.
this morning after another great walk, we headed for coronado island once again. we wanted to visit the beach to photograph one of the newly-finished sock designs
more on those later, because actually, that was a cover for another sprössling photo shoot, this time on someone besides me
don’t get me wrong, we got lots of nice sock photos, but i couldn’t help taking a bunch of glamor shots of kim, too
we even got some nice photos at our lunch destination today—the diner next to mootime creamery
where the staff generously offered for us to take photos wherever we wanted and even invited beckie to sit on the counter for some great sock shots.
another yummy lunch and dessert, this time featuring mahi-mahi and ice cream (we’re on vacation, after all!). we had the nicest waitress ever—what a sweetheart.
after which, we headed back to the ranch to make some dinner for the boys i took a pile more photos of kade’s garden and menagerie, which i’ll have to share next time; i’m ready for some evening knitting now.
i’m working on the baby sweater and have two little sleeves done. the body is underway, and i’m hoping to knit to the underarm before bed.
tomorrow we’ll visit the tide pools at la jolla, do a little photo shoot, and meet jocelyn for lunch and knitting; we’re really looking forward to it. i have a ton more photos to share and a new sock as well—we just LOVE san diego . . .