It’s the last day of August and the last day (for all summery intents and purposes) of yet another glorious summer, beginning with taking off for London (reported here), flying from there to Berkeley (reported here), going to Lopez (reported here) and thence to Seattle (reported here and here), and back to Berkeley (reported here). Back to the Big Apple tomorrow!
Purple flowers and green, orange, and yellow leaves, all blended together against an August sky and electrical wires ~
Drivers shouldn’t have any trouble seeing this bike — or strolling, cloud-gazing Berkeleyites (like me!) either!
… not just any cat ascending a staircase, but Kitty the cat!
Colors of summer!
New knitting project, well under way! (After a false start, in which the knitter understood what the instructions meant when they said “be careful not to twist your stitches” when she found she was knitting a Mobius strip!)
A Gigondas from Domaine Les Pallières, Les Racines, 2009 — with duck breast, potatoes (with garlic and rosemary–the easy way, from the freezer department!), and a green salad — mmmm! Read more about the wine here; oh, and it’s a good idea to let it decant for a couple hours (it’s young yet)!
Peacock feather shawl received by someone as an anniversary present (16 years!) hanging in a redwood tree ~
Pattern “Super Easy Crib Blanket” from The Purl Bee (in the Ravelry library here), finito! Next up, a project featuring these yarns below (to indicate the scale: 7 stitches per inch, size 2 needles):
Downtown Berkeley’s graceful historic post office may be sold, but not if the protesters and “occupiers” (note the tents in the foreground of this shot) have their way. Read all about the selling off of historic post office buildings across the country here, and be sure to scroll down aways to read the coverage of the Berkeley post office and see a shot of one of the pretty murals inside.