Thursday, August 13, 2009

Cool knitting retreat!

Originally uploaded by knitswithasilentk
Okay, I just joined Facebook, and as it turns out, one of the ads struck my fancy. It's for a knitting retreat in Santa Barbara with Joan McGowan-Michael. It would be so cool! It probably isn't realistic, given that my little guy still likes to nurse to sleep, and staying in a hotel isn't really that fun when you have to be nearby once he is in bed. But it does sound fun.

Anyway, just wanted to throw it out there. The fee includes transportation from San Diego or San Jose and lodging (double occupancy). Pretty good!

Here is the link.

The photo above is my little guy running toward the water of Angora Lake, in the Sierras. Later that day, he had his first official wading.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Feeding frenzy

Originally uploaded by knitswithasilentk
A couple of weeks ago, the fish were jumping and there was this feeding frenzy of sea lions and pelicans. You can see the water in motion.

I'm just dropping in to say hi, blog friends! I'm still here. In fact, I have good news!

For the last 8 months, I've been pumping at work. At first I tried to improvise a system where I could have 2 hands free. But the pumping just didn't work as well, so I gave it up. But now I've found a product, the Simple Wishes pumping bustier, that allows me to pump hands free! I knew there were products like this around, but I hadn't seen one in person. This one in particular adjusts like crazy to fit your body (velcro in the back, for ribcage fit) and zips up the front - easy on and off.

So, I'll be knitting twice daily now! Woo-hoo!

Sadly, this won't help my photo downloading. For that, I still need like an extra 2 hours a night.