Sunday, April 15, 2018

Yopping 42 - Home Again Home Again

Where to begin?

I have been home since Wednesday Afternoon, and besides Laundry and sorting out the camper I have been dealing with a horrible headache since Thursday.  I blame the cold and the rain.


this greeted me at my front porch when I got home.  My Bleeding Hearts had volunteered and bloomed for the third year in a row.  So, yes, spring will come.  It always comes.

I have had time to sort out my projects since coming home and I finished Maggie's Cowl with less than a yard of wool to spare.   It needs to be blocked - as does my Wingspan.

I picked up my Cotton Tee that had travelled with me the last two months but never saw the light of day.  It is such an easy knit that I finished side one and started side two and you can see it is progressing very quickly.

The yarn bowl that I won arrived when I was away - it is so beautiful:

And, my Simply Knitting subscription started and I came home to two issues to peruse through.

Next week I plan to pick up my Oceans of Time that I started before I left and I have to get to my April spinning now that I am home.  It will be nice to be back at the wheel after my two months of using the drop spindle.

The only craft purchases I made while travelling were the two basket kits.   I did not buy any yarn.  GASP!  I know right?

But I knew I had lots of yarn I had purchased via my dh for Christmas and I didn't want to get ahead of myself with yarn stash when I have sooooooo much fibre to spin.

We spent our last weekend camping on the Oregon coast and it was very windy, but sunny.
After the biggest storm the beach was full of a kind of sealife I had never seen before.

They are called velella - there were hundreds of them on the beach the day after the storm.

One of our last days in our home away from home - Beachside State Park - Oregon.

I'll miss these little guys - my favourite cacti.

and this was our last night in California - camped by the river and this ancient cottonwood tree.

And since I will be teaching a botany course this summer it seemed like ALL the plant world was getting my attention - especially these lovely wooden flowers - pine cones. 

You can follow other yoppers and their progress here.  

I still wish I was away camping, but I think once the sun reappears and the cherry blossoms come out I will be happy to be home. 

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Yopping 41- Heading for home.

We will be home by Wednesday and this past week we were in death valley and now back on the wet and wild oregon coast. Wifi is limited so two project updates and I promise more vacation pics once I am home.

My basket and my cowl: