The past month was a very hard month, so I'm happy to say I love October. Always have. Here in Southern CA October often brings the bluest skies, Santa Ana winds and warm ocean water. After mid-September Del Mar opens its beach to dogs again. That makes October Cami's favorite month too.
We were on the go: Dog walks, chocolate chip pancakes at Honey's cafe, JoAnns for Halloween fabric, Dream Dinners (she helped), take-out Chinese, a sleepover (her), trying on clothes at J Jill with no one waiting for me and dog beach. Finished with brunch.
I've been craving Pannikin's steamed eggs with feta, tomatoes and basil and a bialy. Yes, I could easily make it at home, but I've been enjoying that plate at Pannikin's in La Jolla or Leucadia for 15 years and it always makes me think of happy times. Today was one of those times.
Small children are wonderful in countless ways, but I'm thrilled that my 10 year old can hang at the coffee shop now. Bodes well for future travel. We scored some old chairs in the side yard and put up our feet to relax with the worn out dog spralled on the grass. She was so tired she ignored the shop cat prowling around the lawn.
While we sat I knitted the Chevron Scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I've had the book since it was published, but a but I never thought about this scarf until I ran into photos of it while tooling around Ravelry. I'm up to about 15 inches now.
LOVE that site! Seeing so many images of this project by different people all at one time allowed me to analyze how various color combinations worked together and to think about what I wanted from the project. I decided that a subtle background and a more variegated ripple in earthy colors would please me.
I am pleased.
Both yarns are Koigu, but I can't find the bands. Probably bookmarking a pattern somewhere...
Everything was fine and dandy until two weeks ago when I got to the third ball before I was even close to finished with the sleeve. No way were my 16 balls going to make it. Found a good price through an ebay BIN sale, but of course the lot was different. The yarn has arrived, but I'm still trying to decide how I'm going to integrate the two lots. I know I could switch out every two lines, but I don't want to carry the yarn up the side on a side-to-side knitted cardigan. I think I'll do all the ribbing in the new yarn to hide any shading differences.
That's the new on the left. The differences are only visible in certain light, but I know that kind of thing can be more noticeable when knitted up. We shall see.