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!


  1. Not a cloud in the sky. Thanks for sharing your adventures. Love the tweed yarn and the pattern.

  2. Love the scenery! And the sweater will be so cozy.

  3. That all looks like a ton of fun! :)