Trillian, Fezzik

Last night after finishing my Gandalf bear, I went back and added fringe to Fezzik’s scarf, which had left me less than happy.

 

before fringe

  

after fringe


 
I’m much happier with the fringed version! It looks more polished.
Today I had a rare opportunity to knit during the day! The boy was asleep while my husband and the Wee Girl walked the Golden Gate Bridge with family visiting from Connecticut, so I stayed in the car with him and  worked on my Trillian scarf.

  
 It is so hard to photograph this color way! I think the second photo is more precise.
This evening, the kids and I, along with the visiting cousins, went out in search of the blood moon eclipse. We went up the hill to the park, but still couldn’t see the moon. We had decided to try the other side of the hill when we saw the crowd on top of the hill, facing east. Sure enough, there was a great view from up there.  

Unfortunately, we couldn’t watch for too long, due to the time of day and the presence of wee ones. But it was cool to see some of the eclipse. I always miss out on this kind of thing because we can’t see the moon from our apartment and the effort with little kids is usually too much for me!  Did you see it???

Spinning again

I made just a tiny bit of progress on my G Bear today, but I made some headway on my alpaca spinning.

 
The kids and I also spent some time at Grace Cathedral with cousins and an aunt (2/3 visiting from Connecticut so it is very special!). 

   

  

 It’s a gorgeous place to visit! And it’s along a major cable car line, so if you’re in San Francisco, do stop by! 

Fezzik Bear

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My F-bear, Fezzik.  I know, I know, Fezzik is a male!  But I had already quite decided on his name before I started knitting the bear.  After all, The Princess Bride has been my #1 favorite movie since age 15 or so, and therefore with a movie-themed naming system this time around, I had to include Fezzik.  You understand, don’t you?

Birthday exchange

As I’ve mentioned before, my knitting group does this awesome birthday exchange thing.  We get assigned to knit for someone’s birthday, like a Secret Santa exchange.  Usually we have a theme like hats, cowls, mitts, etc., but this year the knitter/giver gets to choose.  Well, yesterday was my actual birthday, and tonight was Knit Night, so I was on the receiving end, yay!

I had another knitter take some pics so you could see how it went.

yay!

yay!

What IS this face???

What IS this face???

What a beautiful bag!

What a beautiful bag!

You'll see the reason for THIS face in the next photo.

You’ll see the reason for THIS face in the next photo.

Very Wisconsin fabric!

Very Wisconsin fabric!

Thanks, Nan!

Thanks, Nan!

I love how simple and sturdy this bag is.  I can’t wait to use it!

Beach day

Knowing that it would be 80+ degrees in San Francisco today, I had planned to take the kids to a beach. I hadn’t decided which when I received a text from the Wee Girl’s best friend’s mom asking us to join them at Crissy Field. Dilemma averted!  

It couldn’t have been a nicer day for it- hot, clear blue sky, low tide, small, non-threatening waves for a change. 

 

we’re so spoiled, arent we?

  

my last photo as a 37 year-old!

  

frolic, frolic


In the end, three additional families from school joined in on the beach fun.  It’s something I love about attending a neighborhood school– great turnout at last-minute, local meet ups. My kids have much more fun and last longer at the beach when friends are there as well. 
Now to knit away on my bear, although it’s so hot, I might just do a little before switching to reading. Good night!