Sunday, February 10

Life's a beach sometimes




We went on a lovely hike today - drove out to the Tennessee Valley trails in Mill Valley, and hiked in to the ocean. It's a really beautiful hike, and it was a beautiful day. The BBE has lived here in Marin for about 20 years, and never gone to this beach - even though it's probably the closest one to his house.






We covered probably about 4 miles today - good exercise. None of the trails were too steep, but there were some nice rolling hills.






Once you get to the actual beach it's just a small little cove, with some really cool rock formations. Nothing real fancy - a little stream flowing out to the sea.









Definitely t-shirt weather though...















I took my Spinner's Choice spindle with me, and spun during the walk. This is just some mystery wool that I picked up at the Spindles & Flyers swap meeting. No idea what the wool is - probably a cormo or something like that. I love the colors of the dye job, and have taken to calling it Mallard Drake - don't ask me why. Though it does tickle me.




My Luna Moth shawl is continuing apace - I'm getting really close to the end now I think. I think that I will have enough yarn to see me through to the end of the prescribed ending row, and if that is the case will finish it there. If I'm wrong, then I'll spin up the rest of the merino (I spied a bit left over from the same dye job the other day, and try to get another full repeat out of it. I think it's getting big enough - but bigger than that is always good in my eyes (Hey, I like my shawls big - what can I say?).

I've finished spinning the yarn for the sleeves on my Plummy Take II that has been taking a break. It was way too weird doing the exact same project twice in a row, that I had to start the shawl. Plus I've gotten to the point where sleeve adding is definitely becoming necessary, and was too nervous about not having enough yarn for the sleeves - so I spun that up - it's drying right now - no pics though - it's dark here!

Until next time...

8 comments:

Sarah HB said...

like Mallard Drake and the ocean too!

elizabeth said...

When I saw "Tennessee Valley" I thought HOT DAMN! SHE'S MOVED TO TENNESSEE! Ah well. I wouldn't leave California either!

LOVE the shawl and I definitely agree about bigger being better!

Dina said...

I so miss the coast! Thank you for sharing your pics :)

The spinning and shawl is just beautiful! I've been eyeballing that pattern, too.

Sarah said...

Ah, Mallard Drake is beautiful! And, Luna Moth, drool!

Batty said...

Such beautiful scenery, and such great weather! Your spinning looks amazing too. Love the purples.

Kris said...

Your Luna Moth is beautiful. I love the light striping. Very pretty.

The pictures from your hike are fantastic.

Carol said...

i would sooo love to have t-shirt weather! I am absolutely tired of boots, coat scarf...only to be interrupted by boots, coat, scarf, hat or heavier hat, gloves or heavier mitts depending on the weather....

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