Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Fiber #19 // Monterey
My mom and I went down to Monterey for my birthday, and while I was there I stumbled upon a cute little yarn shop that had literally only been open for 7 weeks. The owner was telling me about how increeeeeeedibly excited she was to be starting this venture, how she had spent 15 years working in underwater photography which was great but sometimes difficult because everybody around her was so passionate and so happy to have work and passion overlap and how she had never really found that passion but now with her new yarn store she was getting there and it was soooooooo great.
Well, who was I to say no to a little birthday yarn splurge? Especially on such a lush, deep teal in such a soft, soft yarn.
This is the free Abalone pattern, shrunken style. I think it's supposed to be a little more oversized and slouchy, but I like it as is -- and plus, there were sufficient leftovers for my latest refashion! Score, and score. Mods as usual on my Ravelry page. The yarn I used is chunky and warm so this style would have been rendered rather ridiculous in New England weather, but for California, I think it could actually get a fair amount of wear.
The other night I was telling my dad that a tripod has been on my wishlist for forever and a half. He looked up at me from where he was bending over the shoe rack (now filled with my shoes), and said, "Oh, but I have one right here!" And he wasn't kidding. Apparently we like to store massively heavy tripods from the 80s by lying them on their side between the rain boots and the flats. Which works out perfectly for me, since it means I'm no longer confined to taking photos wherever there's a handy nearby ledge, lawn chair, teetering stack of books. Or all of the above.