Feeling overly worried about my son being all alone a few weeks ago, I sprang for a flight to California and sent my daughter to visit her brother. I think they're making the most of it. I've had sunset photos, swimming pool photos, food photos and this:
Sure, it's a Padre's game and not the Tigers, but it sure looks like it's warmer there for baseball than it is in Detroit where going to a game without a down coat is downright foolish. I am holding out hope for Spring as I did see the sun peek out today and the high is about 45 degrees. It's supposed to be 67 tomorrow, but as usual, I'll believe it when I see it!
I wouldn't be a bit surprised if Sara decided to move out there with her brother. However, I'm not driving. I'll pay someone, anyone really, to make that trip in my stead! Even if that means forgoing the chicken fried steak in Oklahoma, I'm not going to drive cross country again in an itty-bitty car.
I wonder how long it will take her to decide it's time to make a move.
On the topic of stealth knitting, I've made it through most of the transitional chart of the piece and have one new row that includes nupps (rhymes with soups). Now a nupp is an interesting textural stitch common to Estonian knitting that is made by creating 5,7 or 9 stitches out of one and stitching them all back together as one stitch on the return row. The shawls from that region were prized for their beauty, but purchased by weight. Want to make a lace weight shawl weigh more? Create nupps.
Tonight will mark the first appearance of nupps in my knitting. I am finding myself thankful that I bought two balls of that yarn and not one. I'm also thankful that as the nupps appear, the beading slows down.