Just home from vacation. A little four day stint in Portland, and it was good. We had been talking about driving to California, but I thought that we could experience a sense of travel and Adventure without spending tons of money on gas, and indeed we could. I highly recommend the notion of taking vacation close to home!
Alice and I visited Shanna and Ivon. While at their place we discovered the Most Hilarious show Ever, the Mighty Boosh. Alice got her ears pierced, and Shanna gave her her first ever real haircut!
We took alice shopping, too. It was really her coming-of-age trip, although we didn’t plan it that way.
So she has some schnazzy new clothes, a fresh cut, and she is looking good.
And I was moved by this way I set up to ply handspun into rope for the garland:
It’s hard to say why this struck me as so wonderful. Although the shadows are pretty cool…
I think it has to do with the fact that I could conceive and execute immediately, with what I had on hand: a double point needle, two strands of rope that I had plyed earlier (‘s red lobster yarn making yet another appearance), a tiny ball of handspun, a dresser drawer. It’s DIY, baby.
I did continue working on my freeform knit project. It was hard to do this while on the road. Here is some of it: