Saturday, December 29, 2018

Lest you think it is all sunsets and rainbows--

--here is the view out the window today.

The rock is out there somewhere. It's just sheets of rain, expected all day. The amazing thing is that the house is so solid we don't hear any rain at all unless it is hammering the windows. However, we can hear the waves even with the windows shut, even though we're a good half a mile or so from the beach as the crow flies.

I have to admit, I brought out too many projects to work on (but that's ok). I have about four inches left of pattern on the first sleeve before I do the cuff:

And I am working on a mindless sock, in a colorway inspired by Vincent Van Gogh's starry night.

We went furniture shopping the other day, and stopped for lunch in Tillamook (it is where the cheese and the ice cream come from! If you have never had Tillamook ice cream, you are missing the creamiest ice cream ever!).  We saw a tiny little pottery store and popped in--the owner has her studio and her little shop there and does not only cute pottery but also prints. We bought this.

You can see more of Kirsty Lombard's work here and here.

I'm reading "The Witch Elm" by Tana French after starting and stopping a few other books and I am really, really liking it.

The year is winding down, and time to think of my word for 2019. I'm pretty sure what it will be--have you thought of yours?


DelightedHands said...

Nice work on the knitting front! I love the alpaca print!
Great pic of the ocean!

Caffeine Girl said...

That is such a cute print! I would have bought it, too, and I don't even have an alpaca!
Even the rainy day looks beautiful from your house.
I am wow-ed by your cables. That is going to be an amazing sweater.

Tired Teacher said...

I ❤️ Tillamook cheese, so I can imagine the ice cream is divine.

Jeannie Gray Knits said...

Oh my gosh! I LOVE both the sock yarn and the print! A brief tour of the links you provided looks like the prints aren't being sold online but I'll have to look closer when I'm not running late for work. I Must have that lama print! :) Happy New Year!

KSD said...

A word? Was I supposed to be coming up with a word? Will it be on the test?