The Golden State
The Grapevine, Highway 5, California
After the Fire
31 December 2007
Manhattan Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach, California
31 July 2007
and on the side at the hemline.
I like the detailing on the neck. After picking up stitches around the neck, I knit six rows of stockinette and instead of binding off, I folded the edging and sewed the live stitches to the inside of the neck on the pick-up row.
This sweater was fun to knit, especially since it is a gift for my dear daughter Kiti. It was also a quick knit. And I love the green color, just right for Christmas.
It rained today. We really need the rain, and it did sound so cozy. I woke this morning to the tap, tap of the raindrops on the roof, reminding me of the rainy mornings of my childhood in Oregon. This afternoon after running errands to the post office, sewing machine repair shop and Trader Joe's, we stopped to sit a bit, have some coffee comfort while I read another chapter in TCLADH.
And then this evening we watched The Solid Gold Cadillac, a black and white movie, a comedy about a young woman who foils the attempts of crooked tycoons trying to take over a company in which she owns a mere ten shares of stock. What a cute movie, and the best part is the last scene that shows a lady sitting in the stockholders' meeting knitting a pair of socks.
Do you have knitting projects planned to keep you rested and refreshed during this busy season?
Chaplain Dan, Marine PFC, The Marine (who is married to MamaMia)