This time last year, we were bemused and confused. Our grand trip across Canada had ended and we had just flown in to SJ airport.
We have been in California for a year and a day (it's a leap year). 366 days in California.
How has it been?
All over the shop like a madwoman's you-know-what!
You can read more about it on my other blog.
I have now lived in three different places in my life. By that I mean I've had an address for mail and stuff, a place where I live rather than stay for a little while. Those places are Melbourne (Oz), Fort Collins (Colo) and Campbell (Calif). In their own ways, each has been special. Fort Collins will be a place I'll always remember, and possibly the memories will be better because we didn't spend a winter there ;-)
In honour of this great occasion, I announce a contest!
In the comments, tell me two places you have lived (one place if you have always lived there!) and a place where you would love to live (and why you would love to live there). Contest closes 8 January 2009 at midnight PST.
The prize? Any skein of yarn under USD25 on my Etsy shop. (If the yarn comes as a pair of skeins, I call that one skein - enough for two socks. I wouldn't make others do what I like to have - singleton socks, though in my last post you will see all socks knitted this year had a mate of sorts in the same colourway! Also, the nuno-felted scarves are off the list of goodies to be won.)
I remembered I had not blogged a last minute giftie. Pray excuse the fuzzy pics - the camera just would not focus on it. I have one clear pic out of about 20 and that pic doesn't show much of the hat. LOL
I call it "Pike's Peak" for one of the highest mountains in Colorado.
It's sorta pointy off the head.
I knitted it from the top down using my turkish cast on and handspun yarn from a CVM/romeldale sheep called Lulu. If anyone is interested, I'll re-create the pattern. I can't looka t the original cos it should be in Colorado (I hope!). It is good for hats with an unknown amount of yarn - no getting 95% of the way up and running out of yarn! Nope, you get 95% the way down and run out of yarn.
I might not get all the finishing done on the shop baby jacket by tomorrow. I have half a sleeve to go yet then some i-cord for the closure (a tie). Plus we are going to get in the car and go driving Some Place Else for a few days, so I might not be around much.
Wishing you and yours a wonderful New Year full of dreams and gentle realities.