Wednesday, May 28, 2008
This is the view down the main street - normally you can see the hills, and even the end of the road - what you can see is the smoke from the fire in the Santa Cruz mountains.
We spent the holiday weekend over the mountains here...
As well as beachcombing (too cold to swim) we also took our bikes so Finlay got a lot of practise on his new mountain bike.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Finlay has moved to a 'big boy's bike'. Now he is riding more often he needed to trade up from the Spiderman bike and is now the proud owner of a mountain bike.
He also brought home his first real original writing assignment.
It reads "I think the kid should...not squish the ant" (my translation. You can sort of read it with 'ant' on the line above).
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Knitted in Seawool from Creatively Dyed that I bought at Stitches 2008. I used 2mm dpns. The yarn is a blend of 70% superwash merino and 30% seacell (a tencel-like fibre based on seaweed). The yarn was lovely to knit with and has a nice soft hand.
I had meant to do a star toe on these - but found myself decreasing for the toe while we were away so I stuck with my regular toe. I think the star would have looked prettier with this pattern.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
In the meantime look at these:
We planted them 3 years ago and this is the first year they have bloomed.
They look wonderful: just as if some exotic bird has alighted at the side of the pool.