It’s funny how life takes you here and there. No matter where you are, sometimes you wish you were there instead of here. Years ago I lived in San Diego, CA and wish I was there this weekend. As mentioned in a previous post, the TNNA Winter Trade Show is taking place. The reason I’d love to be there is that one of my designs might be appearing in the Classic Elite Yarns booth. I wish I could be there to see it in person but will have to settle for being there in spirit. It just seems funny that at the time I lived and worked in San Diego I wished I was living in a mountain setting instead of near the ocean. Many years later here we are, along the front range of Colorado at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, covered in a wintry blanket of snow and feeling the blast of icy cold temperatures now and then. The weather is certain to be much nicer at the TNNA convention by the sea!
Although I can’t reveal the newest design until it becomes publicly shown, I can dream about strolling along a beach wearing a version of the recently-released Ambu top, as the model is below. In fact, the booklet it appears in is called “Oceanside“, the January publication from Classic Elite Yarns:
Photo copyright Classic Elite Yarns
Because I’ve been concentrating on stash-busting lately, I decided to make another version of the top in “gifted” yarn. A friend found bags full of never-used, brand-new balls of a cotton yarn in three different colorways at a Goodwill store and gave them to me. I have been working my way through the haul, using it for the various projects shown below. Even after all of these, there was still plenty left for this version of Ambu and more projects to come:
Vintage Wheel Square Table Topper
Another funny thing … when I lived in San Diego my chosen hobby was sewing. Every night after work and on weekends I would sew (this was before marriage when it was just my little dog and me), shop at fabric stores or enjoy oceanside visits to Shelter Island, Harbor Island and Cabrillo National Monument and Point Loma.
I sewed all of my own clothes then but over time switched to crocheting and knitting. As I said at the beginning of this post, it’s a funny thing how life takes you here and there. I’m happy to be here in the Rocky Mountains now but for this one weekend I would like to be in San Diego again to watch the sun rise over the water, dine out at favorite restaurants, and get a peek inside the TNNA show!