I started knitting in the airport, when I was traveling to France to see my dad and stepmother. And a few weeks later, I had a new comforting wooby sweater.
The stripes are made of two different yarns, an almost solid green, and a variegated multicolored yarn. I found knitting this sweater, which I designed myself, completely engrossing. Watching the yarn switch color was fascinating, and I took great pains to make the colors on the front and back of the sweater line up. Likewise, the two sleeves match each other perfectly. Most people wouldn't bother with this sort of thing, but I'm a bit of a maniac when it comes to pattern.
Robb and I went cycling along the shore of the San Francisco Bay today, and stopped at one of the little cove-beaches for a picnic lunch. Five days before Christmas, and we're enjoying lunch on the beach.
That's right, I was enjoying the beach, without a winter coat!