Monday, August 31, 2009

Monday Soundtrack

Hello from the Salt Lake City Airport! I had to pick a song that was appropriate for my long day of travel...

This past week was full of sun, more sun than I've ever experienced in the Bay Area.

It was the perfect weather for wearing my Orangina sweater::I've realized that I'm knitting much more than I'm wearing, so my goal for the fall is to start wearing all of these sweaters! Particularly since there are a few more sweater patterns that I can't wait to start.

But today's traveling calls for some socks::I've started a pair of simple knee socks that I'm hoping to wear this fall/winter with my boots!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Holy Cannoli

This post is the definition of hodgepodge.

I was about to move on from the beach pictures, but I plugged in my camera and found a few more worth sharing!


The hazy sunset from our last day at on the beach::

After the beach, I was home for a day. This summer seems to be flying by, but in the moments when I run into a summer fur ball::

... or sit down to a meal of fresh-from-the-garden veggies:: I remember that summer's still here for a little while!

Sometime in July I finished my adult pinwheel sweater, but I never blocked it, so I took it to the beach with me, with high hopes of blocking. That didn't happen, so I stuffed it into my luggage and brought it west. All it took were a couple of cool, Bay Area evenings to motivate the blocking, and I'm so happy with the finished product... this picture isn't great, but I'll take some good ones soon::

And what's that behind me? Our new digs in Oakland! C moved to Jack London Square, a fine, up-and-coming neighborhood that's full of character. The neighborhood has old, abandoned factories that are being turned into lofts and condos. Here's the only picture I have at the moment, but we'll spruce this place up and I'll take some more soon!

As for today? I'm off to San Fran to meet up with a friend at Samovar, followed by a stop at the Curiosity Shoppe!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday Soundtrack

Wow, it's been a busy week around here, and I've switched coasts again, but I couldn't pass up this week's Monday Sountrack. It was about a year ago that Palin/McCain united. So in remembering that fiasco and in hopes of some bit of health care for all, I give you this week's song: click here.

Unfortunately I couldn't embed the video, but I can meet your request for a few more beach pictures!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Monday Soundtrack

Today's song:: Oh My Sweet Carolina
Artist:: Ryan Adams {with Emmylou Harris accompanying}, another new-to-me artist that I found through Pandora.

Unfortunately, the video isn't exciting, but I really wanted to share this version of the song.

And, we have to end with a few more pictures from the beach.

Fishing, after the fish is caught::
Cormorant drying its wings::
Flaring sunset::

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Beach Fun

We're enjoying a relaxing week at the beach, full of sunny days for swimming and windy days for sailing, and even some stolen moments for knitting. That's when we're not running away from mosquitoes and exploring the island.

I started a new February Baby sweater for a little one coming this fall::Beach Knitting Tip 'o the day ~ when you forget your scrap yarn and needle, earphones are a great substitute.

And of course, while the sun's out, there are flares to capture::

Monday, August 10, 2009

Monday Soundtrack

It's beach week here at WinterFoliage, so I give you Atlantic City::

No, it's not Bruce, it's Matt Kearny. I found a bunch of great Bruce covers on the E Street website. Click here to see a bunch more. I'm partial to all of the ladies singing Bruce, what do you think?

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Knitting {not mine!}

We finally have some blue skies in Boston!

That said, I left town last night and won't be back for a couple of weeks, keep your fingers crossed that these blue skies morph into a beautiful fall when I return.

I took advantage of our week of summer by taking a few meandering bike rides. While in South Boston I found this!::

Can you tell what it is? It's a bike rack that's been decorated with a string of knitted flower garland. How awesome?!

I took a few more shots, and found the creators::

Enjoy your weekend, I hope it's sunny where you are!

Monday, August 03, 2009

Monday Soundtrack

My new fave is Josh Ritter. I saw him live about five years ago with Erin McKeown, but I've only really started to listen to him more through Pandora. ETA - I bought one of his albums before leaving the house this morning so that I could listen on the subway. yay!

When I listen to this one, the first line runs through my head all day {...Peter said to Paul...} Enjoy*

And next week? By this time I should finally be on the beach! So I'll be sure to find some good, sandy music.