Friday, December 5, 2008


First of all, I promised pictures of the Ella Rae shawl I finished yesterday.

I gotta tell ya, I've never seen blocking make such a huge difference! When I took this baby off the needles, it was the size of a nice bandanna -- but after blocking, it's over 4' tip to tip, and 30" long -- a huge difference. And here's a close-up of the beaded picot bind-off I did just for a little extra pizzazz on the edge:

Today I want to express thanks for our boat, Wind Walker, which has been our home for over 10 years now. She's a 1965 Chris Craft (the 'cadillac' of wooden boats in its day), beautifully crafted down to the finest detail with 14.7 tonnes of Phillipine mahogany. I tell people she's a "2-bedroom, 2-bathroom boat" which is technically true, although it's crammed into a space 38' x 13'. That's okay ... it works beautifully for us!

She was the perfect boat for us when we found her, and she's still the perfect home for us now. I'll say it again ... we'll never go back to land if we can help it.

Well, I'm off to run some errands, cruise the boat over to the Empress dock, spend a bit of time at Knit'n'Cafe, and then watch River at a Tae-Kwon-Do exhibition this afternoon!

1 comment:

Grace said...

loving your thanks posts, they keep me coming back!