I started a new project on Thursday after we arrived in Vancouver. I got the first two rounds done after casting on on Thursday, and another 8 rounds done yesterday, mostly between 5 and 6 pm. I’m also reading a pretty easy book on my Nook, so I do a little of both at the same time. We came back from our social hour with about a half hour to kill, so I used my Glow Light to get in a couple more rounds. Sadly, as I finished up, I knit a partial round, instead of purling, so I have to undo that before I can work ahead.
This photo is a nice representation of what my knitting time is like. I am easily bored once I’ve gotten to “work in pattern” so I usually have some reading, and then I have to have something to write down what flits through my brain. Until I get to the couch and just knit and watch TV or listen to a book, my progress can be fairly slow. I am almost to that point on this project–ready to just make some forward progress.
We’ve transitioned to a rainy day here in Vancouver. We’ll go out to lunch and there was a shop nearby that Mitch wanted to check out, then I think we may be inside enjoying the coziness. Last night as we left our dinner it had begun to rain in earnest. We were only six blocks from our hotel, so it wasn’t terrible, but we should have brought umbrellas. Too long in California. Dinner was very tasty at Hawksworth. The service was unbelievably uneven for a high-end restaurant. I am beginning to keep track of what people do with their cell phones while at dinner. Yes, I think they should be turned off, but since people are using them, I’m observing.
Sad news this morning in my email. An artist Mitch and I have followed for years, Joel Brock, died recently. We bought a piece of his in about 1996–when he would have been about 35. We bought another piece within the last 10 years. Wasn’t wild about his last exhibit. But we are sad. He was a uniquely Northwest artist.