Unlike my friend Marie, I knew I wouldn't be able to visit all of the stores on the list, but we did manage to skip out early on Friday to make the 40+-mile drive to Ramona to go to an alpaca farm (you can't go wrong with alpaca, I say, even if you have to do some washboard dirt driving to get there).
And - to my very great excitement, the Yarnover Truck was there!
The Side Impact Sweater is excitingly fabulous, and I have already swatched.
On Saturday, I wove for four hours at my very own LYS, Yarning For You, and got to talk to an amazing array of weavers and spinners, as well as knitters, from as far away as San Fernando - that's several hours of driving each way, for you non-SoCal folks. Then Deb (YFY's fabulous owner) and I were sheep together.
And then home again, to work on a project that I'd like to get off the needles before casting on any more (not least because I could use those size six needles). And, less happily, to ice my calf, which I appear to have strained pretty badly. Not walking, but (get this), by jogging to my car to grab something I'd forgotten before starting out. Can you believe? Going along, pushed off with my right foot to jump off the curb, and then, pop - and really not nice pain. Sigh. I got through the walk (slowly), and kayaking afterwards was fine, but I'm hurting pretty badly when I try to walk, so, as you can see, it's ice and elevation and knitting for me.
So that's where my weekend went! Next week (I hope), an update on Bohus knitting, which proceeds, and maybe some FOs. I've also been hitting the trail, and admiring the sepia shades of fall - I probably won't be wallking much this week, but we'll see...