Monday, March 12, 2007

Spring into Summer

I don't know, but it seems like we may just skip right past spring and go straight to summer weather here in sunny southern California.

On Sunday it was in the 90's at home so a drive to the beach was in order. We set off for Malibu were it was in the high 80's. Of course I took some knitting with me for the drive through Malibu Canyon - some Habu for a mini spring shawl. Started and ripped it out though since my needles were too big for the project.

As expected, we hit traffic on Pacific Coast Hwy. and our favorite seaside fish stand was jam packed (Malibu Seafood). Since the line at Malibu Seafood was so long we decided to first stop off at the beach to let our son play a little. We didn't think to bring bathing suits so he had to just play on the shore. Still, it was fun. There was a school of dolphins swimming back and forth in front of the beach area we were at and even a seal swimming close to the shore near people in the surf (couldn't get a picture of the seal though).

After the beach we took a little hike on one of the trails near the highway then enjoyed fish and chips at the fish stand. It was a great day.

Monday, March 5, 2007

Knitters Anonymous

This is the funniest thing I've read about knitting since I first read Yarn Harlot's At Knit's End. Here's the quiz from the Knitters Anonymous website (not to be confused with Cookie A.'s blog). Visit the site and laugh!

Are you "hooked"? Take this quiz and see

Have you ever:

  • decided to kick the habit only to "fall off the yarn wagon"?
  • knit alone or first thing in the morning?
  • gone on a knitting binge?
  • had a craving for just a little yarn fix?
  • been a pusher, turning others on, even minors, to this habit?
  • experienced blackouts..finding yarn in your stash you swear you never bought?

Are you:

  • an adult child of a knitter?
  • living in denial...
    telling yourself you actually save money by knitting clothes and gifts?
    believing you can save on therapy bills by knitting?
  • certain that you can quit any time you want?
  • calling yourself a social or recreational knitter?
  • Has your cat ever gotten "messed up" after getting into your stash again?
  • Is your definition of a "needle exchange" different than that of non-knitters?

If you can answer yes to...

  • 10 or more questions - you may be a knitaholic
  • 8-9 questions - you may be a compulsive overknitter
  • 6-7 questions - you may be a yarn junkie
  • 4-5 questions - you may be a chronic social knitter
  • 0-3 questions - you are living in denial or you're at the wrong web site!
And here's a picture of my beautiful Counterpane Bag (Handknit Holidays) I made from 3 skeins of Noro Silk Garden.