A Coupla Silly Monkeys

Posted on Aug 22, 2007. 5 comments

Like Monkey like daughter, apparently.
All those threats my Mom made about how my children will be more of a handful than I was have come true. My little Howler Monkey climbs all over me and screeches at the top of her wee lungs. I'd be lying if I didn't say I delight in it.
I've been knitting like mad. I'm almost through chart B of Lake of the Woods. This pattern has you cast on 200+ stitches and decrease to the neck.
The first rows are cumbersome and never-ending, but once you really get in a routine the knit goes fast. I made another ridiculous and typical sleep deprived mistake. I skimmed the pattern and never bothered to ensure the yarn weights matched. I saw the words "Fleece Artist" and "Silk," and (once I recovered from my swoon) I purchased Sea Silk. Pattern calls for worsted weight, and upon the Sea Silk's arrival I discovered it's lace weight. I weighed my situation, my bank account, and my options and decided to knit the sea slik along with another yarn. I opted for some leftover Harris Tweed 4-Ply. The tweed helps with the lack of "give" that goes along with a silk yarn, and has a nice feel with a loose gauge. The yarns meld together nicely, although I can tell they're two separate yarns upon close inspection.
As promised I've included some more photographs from the San Juan Capistrano Mission. Each time I go I find something new to photograph. A goodly portion of the photographs hanging on our walls are from various expeditions to the Mission.
There's something magical about this place.
I often feel awe at religious places. I pay silent respects to those that broke their backs laboring to build these types of landmarks.


  • Posted by Theresa on Aug 25, 2007

    I just moved to San Diego recently and I’m loving touring the missions. San Juan Capistrano is next on my list.

  • Posted by lori on Aug 22, 2007

    That looks like the pair of socks I knitted! Oh wait, yours are probably two different sizes on purpose.
    I love the pictures of the Mission. You capture the beauty every time.

  • Posted by Jenn on Aug 23, 2007

    Are you still on a mission to photograph / visit as many missions in CA as possible?

  • Posted by Christie on Aug 22, 2007

    I love the Mission…god, I haven’t been there since…ugh, I was 20. I need to go back though, it really is a cool place.

  • Posted by lella on Aug 22, 2007

    Awww, big feets, little feets! Cute overload there.
    I love the pattern for Lake of the Woods. Also, we have a mission here, and I know what you mean as I think mostly of those who gave their all so that the missions are here.

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