Thursday, June 24, 2010

The roller coaster...

Well -- new developments on the racing front! Al came home and moped around the boat for a couple of days and cleaned up a few things and fiddled with the radio and talked to people about how to make it work ... and decided to go back out and re-start the race! There was one other guy who had started and come back twice because of leaks in his boat (yikes!) and he was planning to go again after making more repairs. It turned out that his boat was still leaking the third time, so he's now officially withdrawn. But Al has been out since yesterday afternoon and is doing well -- and he is SO much happier for having made the decision to do it. A couple of sailing friends have suggested that he might be able to catch up at least a couple of the days that he missed. I'm hoping -- otherwise I'll be hanging out on Kauai largely by myself!

Still haven't done any sewing but here's the knitting I promised. It's a Multnomah Scarf, from a pattern on ravelry. My friend Dianne suggested it as a way to get into knitting lace, and it's a very easy pattern. I used some sock yarn from Knitpicks in a color called "gingerbread house" -- sorry the photos are a little fuzzy. Don't look too closely because there is a mistake in the middle...
It's the perfect size to wrap around your neck with a jacket when the fog season starts here -- like right around now! Here's some detail:

I promise some sewing will happen this weekend!

6 comments:

sophie said...

Whatever happens next, I'll bet Al has no regrets about his decision to rejoin the race ... and if you end up spending time alone in Hawaii, look at it this way: you'll be able to go wherever and do whatever you choose with no negotiation.

I love the shawl and am going to hop onto ravelry to track down the pattern. You did a great job. You might like to try the Brandywine shawl next--it's similar with a little more complex lace pattern.

miniaturequilter said...

The shawl is beautiful, very pretty yarn!

DPUTiger said...

That's a pretty popular pattern and you did a great job with it! Yay, shawls!

Dianne said...

Love your Multnomah, Julie!

Yikes...what a rollercoaser for Al! I hope he is able to get going again and there are no more dramas. Can't have you hanging around Kauai all by your lonesome, can we!

Barbara C said...

Beautiful shawl. I've been wanting to try that pattern, and yours is giving me a nudge in that direction.

Hedgehog said...

Love the scarf pattern - thanks for sharing it.