Sunday, October 28, 2007

I'm back!

Can anyone guess the city I was in?

There was some knitting - one Pink Dot sock is done and the 2nd is cast on. Monkey socks were cast on, then ripped out because I clearly don't understand that when you use a smaller yarn than the called-for fingering weight, you get smaller socks than you expected; then I was too tired to figure out whether adding one repeat was going to work.

Got some good ideas from the conference, but I was a little disappointed that there weren't as many people attending as I've seen in years past. Really wished I could have chosen a yarn conference to go to, but I don't think school would have paid for it!

Where the conference was located wasn't too bad smoke-wise. There was enough of a sea breeze to keep the smoke out of the area. But down near my parents' house and up by my sister's, there was more smoke in the air, and my lungs knew it. Saturday morning on her street, the fire damage wasn't really obvious. No houses damaged in the Foothill Ranch area, but it was close. The hill wasn't really blackened, even though it was clear that the fire had come through.

Back down the hill, I took this shot which showed that the fire was still going strong.

Glad to be home; glad to get back to my regular routine; glad to drive my new car!


Zardra said...

I wish I could have gone to Long Beach! The conference sounded like it was going to be interesting, but I blew my personal conference money going to SCA in May.

tiggerr said...

Good you are home.

My sweater is almost done!!!!!