Saturday, October 20, 2007

ocean serenity

i'm such an ocean gurl. our school trip to point reyes national seashore had a positive effect on my whole being- it always does. i know deep down -i will grow old on the coast-and return to my ancient biological roots.
this year we actually made it out to the lighthouse. how incredible it was! another one of my fantasy jobs is lighthouse keeper-in the old days. before the days of computers.
it was 308 steps down to the lighthouse. not so bad going down but going up-jeez! if i did that everyday what buns of steel i would have!!!
liam snapped this picture of this magnificent stud when we reached the bottom-he was hanging out on the side of the lighthouse on a very steep edge.
he kinda looks like an insurance commercial or something. sorry i don't have any pictures of the hostel but this one-it's a wonderful place to stay!!!! i miss it. very peaceful there. i found a coyote skull on one of my dark evening walks.
oops! sorry double picture-can't figure out how to delete it-gads! we always rent out the bunk house as it sleeps 20. it would be a great place for a fiber retreat! the hostel has a great kitchen where you cook your own meals. if you've never hosteled before it's a great way to travel and meet folks from around the world. we always do beach art when we hang at the ocean. liam and i made a tribute to the sea goddess:
lichen for dyeing anyone?the town of point reyes station is a must visit. yes, i could live here. i'm mean, they have chickens and roosters running around the town, organic greasy spoons and artisans-fiber artisans!

on our last day liam and i headed out alone to find the town of bolinas. we actually found it this time as locals take down signs to keep out of towners away! check out the border control!

on the way to bolinas we discovered "dogtown." dogtown is the place for me! check out the population. i even splurged and got me a dogtown t-shirt!--how touristy of me!bolinas was a bit more lively. but man gas is expensive there!

i found a great little artisan coop boutique that sells local artists work. and of course there was fiber artists too. and as all you true fiber addicts know-one can not just "look"-the temptation is just too much!!!!! so i came home with a handspun/handdyed skein of yarn that i did not need but wanted very much for a chunky pair of fingerless mittens!!!! happy colors to perk one up during the 6 months of rain ahead.
as you can see it's bit frayed already-it's merino-"luca brassi" tried to have her way with it-bad kitty! but i caught her just in time!

Monday, October 8, 2007

the sky isn't falling -the ground is moving!

trying to get this out before liam and i hit the road tomorrow for a fieldtrip to point reyes national seashore. our homeschool group will be staying there at the youth hostel. always a fun time! we haven't been there in a few years it will be great to go back.

i did finish my fingerless mittens-sorry no pic. i will be bringing them along though! with a knitting project. after the kids all go to bed us moms try and stay up and knit and laugh-we are usually too loud-ha!

been doing some spinning-finally! the outside of my house has been warmer than the inside-i refuse to turn the heat on! never in september- and certainly not the begining of october-that's what all those nice warm woolies i've knitted are for-the family doesn't always agree. i like to see how long we can go. gotta conserve that propane. once the rain hits-mr. propane man does not like coming down our driveway. so i brought my wheel out on the porch to warm up.

i have lot's to report but alas-just to tired. we are leaving early in the a.m. will have to get bloggin when i get home. thanks to you dear hubby for taking care of the chickens for us!!!

i love autumn-and i love acorns!!-(except when i slip on them- as our property is slanted-no flat land here--i find myself cursing these beautiful bugers! when the acorns drop-so do i!!) but their colors never cease to amaze me.