Sunday, September 28, 2014

"F" is for . . .

free fall. All of a sudden it's autumn: The nights are chilly and the cool cotton sheets have been changed to warm, cozy flannel. The days are getting shorter and outdoor activities have being replaced with indoor . . . knitting.

Last week, I knitted up an easy-peasy-but-looks-complicated hat. It was a free pattern, knitted with the lovingly soft Leché yarn in color Mocha; it will make a nice chemo hat for my friend, David.

foodie fest. This weekend is Sunset Magazine's "Savor the Central Coast" event. I love the idea that folks come from near and far to hang out at Santa Margarita ranch to be wined and dined. As the crow flies the Ranch is just a little bit over yonder.

fun fur and novelty yarns. I've got a box of eight comfort scarves ready to be mailed. The magic ball scarves have been on the knitting needles for several months. So, yay, for finishing. (And, yes, I've already received another box to knit up.)

a fond farewell. We were saddened to read in the newspaper that the Templeton Livestock Market will be closing. The last auction will be held this Saturday. The property was sold in August, and after 70 years, the Market is closing to make way for a housing development. Since Hoover's Beef Palace Restaurant is also on the property they'll be needing to vacate as well. I've been wanting to eat at a Beef Palace for a while now (how could you not?). I guess we'd better make it quick, er, fast.