Today John and I wandered around the Mission for a few hours, spending a good long while in our favorite thrift store, Thriftown. Wow, how I love that place. Occasionally I will score in the clothing department there, but it is really the second floor that is a browser’s paradise. Art, electronics, toys, kitchen gear, carpets, sport equipment, luggage, furniture, holiday decorations, videos, records, and books. I always scour the books in hope of finding a knitting book, which I never have—until now.
But first let me tell you that I found a copy of Color Me Beautiful, which is a total plate of shrimp because we just recorded a podcast (for 8/28) about color and how we can never figure out what seasons we were. And, Cirilia has been posting pages from the same book on her Flickr site. Then, I found a like-new copy of Maggie Rhighetti’s Sweater Design in Plain English, which is another crazy coincidence since Jenny and I were also talking about customizing patterns and someone suggested this book! Woot!
After that we went to Dolores Park. I picked up stitches for the second sleeve for Josephine for the second time (don’t ask, just imagine a black cloud of squiggles over my head when I was trying to do it last night, thought I succeeded, then realized I had used the wrong. size. needle.). We watched a group of people practicing setting up their tent? jungle gym? Chupacabra preserve? for Burning Man, a couple making out, and some folks playing baseball with a GIANT bat. Then I got some ice cream.
Oh, and hey, I finished a complete draft of my thesis today.
*Any fans of Miller out there?