Monday, April 25, 2011

Visiting Carmel on Easter weekend

It was a lovely day, we found a parking spot on the street near the Old Forge so that's where we ate lunch (I had a huge quiche and salad--half the quiche went home for my dinner). I stopped into Yarns by the Sea for a Knitscene magazine and a skein of sock yarn, then we explored Pilgrim's Way bookstore and the delightful Secret Garden courtyard behind it.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

My latest bargains at the Candlestick Antique Market

It was chilly and windy, so about half the vendors didn't show up. But the ones who were there were cheerful and willing to bargain. I didn't see any great textiles, but I did buy a nice little Chinese wood cabinet with lots of drawers and inlay, and a needlepoint cat pillow that will eventually live in Atlanta, after I replace the backing fabric and stuffing. I like the Candlestick Park Antique Market, I just wish more sellers would come!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Why I was late to work on Monday

It took about an hour to get over the hill on highway 92 on Monday, April 11, because a gravel truck overturned on a steep curve and blocked both lanes. I shot this pic just as I was finally able to get past the wreck.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Baby J's Buzzy Bee Blanket is done!

When I saw this pattern in, I had to buy it! It is so cute, the colors are so untraditional for a baby blanket (yellow and black), and the pattern is such a fun mix of an easy lace pattern and garter stitch stripes. I also ordered Knitpicks Shine yarn to make it. There was one large error in the pattern, but after I figured out what it was, the rest was clear sailing. I did have to wash it when it was done, because a lot of yellow fuzz came off on my jeans when I was working on it.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Alameda Antiques Faire--another lucky Sunday!

My major purchases, a crocheted 1940's afghan and a 1940's quilt, are in a blog post on the Crochet Today website. But I wanted to post a couple of other purchases here: 4 Singer sewing booklets and an interesting toy "slide viewer" that came with tons of mini-slides of insects--I hope Isaac does not read this blog and spoil the surprise (although I might save these for a Christmas present, so he will have to wait awhile).

The other photos are my friend Alice, who brought a very interesting crocheted shawl to Peets a couple of weeks ago. We could not quite figure out how the stitches are worked.