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 It turned out that his boat was still leaking the third time, so he's now officially withdrawn.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!