Really...it's Friday already!!! Where did this week go?
Five on Friday
1. I love walking in the early morning. And it's a good thing, because walking seems to be my mode of transportation lately! Our house is 1 mile from my office. It's an easy walk but sometimes, especially when it's 28 degrees outside, it's not too easy. But I love the brisk air and the quiet woods around me. Walking to work in the mornings is my time for contemplation, a time to set my mind for the day. Walking home, though, is a different story!
2. I always have to follow when Inspiration takes the lead! It's important. On Monday I started working on another lace shawl. I know I said I wouldn't but I couldn't help myself! But while I was knitting away something kept telling me that this yarn shouldn't be another triangular lace shawl. But I didn't listen, I kept knitting. By the time I was half way thru my triangular shawl, I had to stop and rip it all out. It just seemed so wrong to me. Instead I cast on a feather and fan pattern, and I love it. I'm almost done. I can't wait to show you!
3. I ride motorcycles. For my 40th birthday I bought myself a Kawasaki KLR 650. It was the greatest bike. I rode it everywhere, up and down California, over to Arizona, out to the coast and back. But after almost 10 years, I found that I wasn't riding any more. So, I sold my bike to my niece, April, for $1. And she hopped on it and rode to Arizona, then up to Montana, and wintered on a ranch there, then rode it back to Auburn. She still has the bike, although I'm not sure if she rides as much any longer.
4. I do not have a tattoo. I've always wanted one. I even met with a wonderful Polynesian tattoo artist, who designed one specifically for me. See, my Grandfather on my fathers side is from the Marquesas and I thought it would be great to have one in his honor. I have the design, but I never got the tattoo. "How much do I owe you for the drawing?" I asked. It turns out we both had the same motorcycle. So as payment I sent her bike parts that she couldn't get in Tahiti. Seemed like a fair trade to me!
5. I have finally settled into living in a house! My Faithful Sherpa has been down in Sausalito working on the boat. He's getting it ready to put on the market. Hey, by the way, if you want to buy a boat, we have one for sale! Anyways, I've been home alone for a week now. In the beginning I was nervous, it was all new to me and I didn't know the sounds of my house yet. So, I slept with the lights on. But slowly, as the week moved along, I turned on one less light until last night, I had all the lights off and slept solidly!
This Week in Review
This week has gone by so fast! Most days I'm surprised when I look up and it's 4;00 pm! I've finally had time to take a few photos of the shawl for the Indian Valley Crab Feed on February 10th.
I am so in love with this shawl. I love the colors, I love the tassels, I love how the wool feels. It was the first time working with Miss Babs yarn, and I'm so happy I choose this one. Here's a link to the yarn I used. bit.ly/2E0a8Ws
A couple of weeks ago I stopped in at Dharma Trading Company (www.dharmatrading.com/) and picked out three skeins of yarn to use for tassels. Why three? Well, I couldn't make up my mind on which color I wanted so I bought them all!
I wasn't originally planning on making gold tassels. I wanted turquoise, because I just love turquoise. It seems to go with everything! But while I was at the store I couldn't find the right shade of turquoise. So I selected a light blue.
Then I found purple yarn. Yes, that's right purple. I was just about to check out, but decided to make one last go round and found gold.
"It's perfect!" I said to no one around me. And I'm happy I did because I completely love it!
The beautiful Mackenzie Brown will model the shawl for me. Be sure to pick up your tickets for the auction! You can find tickets at several businesses in town, or by calling (530) 284-6633. Or contact the Chamber thru their website (bit.ly/2ny0UGN).
February 10, 2018 Annual Crab Crack Dinner & Auction. 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Our primary fundraiser for the year and one of the best events of the year. Fresh crab flown in from Astoria, Oregon and lots of great sides. Beer, wine, soda, and water with music and after dinner auction. Come and Enjoy! $55 each person.