Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Making the Rounds

I've been making the rounds doing this, that and the other thing and precious little of it has been knitting, although I do have something to show.  Here's what I have been up to:

Hiking Pinnacles National Park outside of Hollister, Ca.  What a wonderful spot, perfect weather, not too hot, although lots of people and I would not suggest going there Easter weekend as we did.



The caves are really interesting to walk through although on this trip there were so many people it was hard to stop and enjoy it all and take pictures, so here is one from the park web site:


 Next morning, it was on to Monterey Bay and the historic Cannery Row.  This is Monterey Bay Aquarium:





Next stop was Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz to watch the surfers and enjoy a walk along the path with the Ice Plants.  The waves were pretty rough and there weren't too many surfers around:


Here's a friend of ours getting too close to the edge:


And, oh yes, the knitting.  It was hard to drag my Little Wave along - the sleeves are attached and it is just too big and complicated to bring along on trips, so I switched to an easy top down sweater by Elizabeth Smith of The Brown Stitch.  This is called Concetta:


I'm using Knit Picks  Wool of the Andes Tweed and have a nice big colorful button in mind for this:


That's it for now - I hope you are all having a great week!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Red Rocks

Not too much knitting going on lately as I have been out and about visiting some of our beautiful natural wonders.  First, a short trip to Red Rocks in Colorado:


These pictures won't do this area justice, it is really spectacular and also home to a red rock amphitheater that has been hosting big name musical groups for years.  The Beatles were here in 1964 and I wonder what they thought of this place:


When there are no performances scheduled, the amphitheater is open to the public and becomes a giant 
gym with people running up and down the seating area, kickboxing and jump roping on the stage amongst other things.  So much fun!  Our grandchildren loved it and the two older ones ran up and down the seats twice!  It's a kick to be on the stage imagining the performers there and the crowds looking down on you/them.

There are some nice easy hikes around here and I could have taken pictures all afternoon:


Well, you can see it's worth a visit, and since they say it is only 10 miles from Denver (it took us about half an hour) it's an easy trip if you find yourself visiting Denver.

More about my other adventures in my next post, for now here is my progress on my Little Wave sweater:


The sleeves get joined as you start the yoke shaping.  Here's a picture of the finished sweater on the Little Wave Ravelry page:



More about my travels later!  Check out Tami's blog for more interesting knitting projects.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Shabbat Shalom

My grandson goes to a JCC preschool program in Denver and today is Grandparent's Day.  Here's grandpa hanging out with Forest, on his left,  and a good buddy of his in their classroom:


We listened to a few books read to us by his teacher:


 We learned about making Matzah Ball soup:


We ate Challah bread and toasted with a glass of grape juice: Shabbat Shalom!


A nice time spent only with Forest.

On the knitting front; still working on my Little Wave.  Here are a few pictures:


The first sleeve and when I went to get my camera to take the picture, here is what I found:


Naughty kitty!  Not sure why the color is so off, it is more like the above picture.   Kitty and I had a talk about how to handle my knitting and here is the second picture of my sleeve:


Good Kitty!


Have a great weekend and check out Tami's blog if you want to see what other's are knitting.

Shabbat Shalom!