Monday, December 23, 2013

Mount Diablo

El Diablito was still a bit cold on the top as Jeff and I hiked in a circle around the summit this morning (link to his photo). We collected acorns, peed on trees, and had an altogether devilish time. But seriously, there is a pretty nice natural history center with old public works project (WPA) art and a lookout menagerie that reminded me of some of the armories we saw in Bermuda. For more photos, click and peep the most recent few from Mount Diablo, and also Joaquin Miller Park in the Oakland Hills. 

Forest Fire remnants in Mt. Diablo, and a view of many kinds of rock

Monday, December 9, 2013

Knitting Adventures!

Just to show you my first 2 attempts at making knit hats. I'm still learning how to close off at the top, so for now have been leaving a hole and sewing it up. In the future maybe I could add pom-poms too.

Also, I found a lot of organizations that donate hand-knit hats to sick people, or troops overseas. For example, this one. 

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Small Projects

That big pile of projects took a few days to plow through. Here are a few things I completed over this break, sadly over tomorrow afternoon. But I am glad to return to work so that I can send these crafts out into the great wide world via post office magic. 

Neck Cowl

Monogram Hanky #1 and 2

Sunflower pillow (quilted on back)

And one year ago this time, I was looking at birds with Jessica