There's been two pieces of sad news in the nautical world in the last 24 hours . First of all, Jeanne Socrates, the British grandmother who left Victoria in the fall to sail around the world, has had a knock-down less than 200 miles from Cape Horn. She's fine, but there's too much damage to the boat for her to continue, so she's heading for a harbour in Chile as we speak. You can read the story, and see pictures here .
Closer to home, a serious fire in the Ladysmith Marina has left one man dead, shattering the dreams of a young couple about to go sailing around the world -- and there's extensive damage to the marina in general. That story is here.
I wanted to show you some pictures from River's birthday, but again, most of them didn't turn out very well -- the lighting at Mischa's is not great. But River did enjoy the cell phone we got him ...
I went out to Wendy's studio for the spinning group yesterday. I managed to get a few rows knit on a sock, but I mainly spent my time ogling everyone else's projects -- just look at the talent in this group! First up is Alice, wearing a ruana and showing a scarf she knit. This woman processes all her own fleece from scratch!
Today is Knit'n'Cafe, but I won't be taking this project there.... see this heap of stitches? It's a shawlette being knit in laceweight baby alpaca (read: delicate as hell) on SIZE 5 MM NEEDLES.