That’s the winning number. And Alison hit it RIGHT ON! Congratulations Alison! I also happened to pick up two prizes while I was out west, so there’s a random winner as well. Congratulations Rachel! I know you’re dying to know what you win, so without further ado…

That’s two skeins each, Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in the, what else, TAHOE colorway, a very cute Lantern Moon cake tape measure, and a box of The Color Collection notecards by me. Hope you like your prizes as much as I LOVED my vacation. Thanks everyone for playing!

244 photographs isn’t really that much for me, but the truth is is that I’m not much of a landscape photographer and Tahoe screams landscapes. I’m also not one to carry my camera with me wherever I go. I love what I photograph – children, yarn, flowers (occasionally these days) but that’s it. And I’ve been working a lot lately with many jobs lined up in the next months so I wanted to relax. Photography is serious business for me – it’s not relaxing. Anyway, that’s the story behind the number. On a job it would be WAY more. WAY WAY more.

The vacation was wonderful and while I’m always happy to come home and sleep in my own bed with my own pillow, I’m already missing Georgie. Monday is going to be very hard when we both go back to work and aren’t together all day. Yeah yeah. We’re gross and in love. Deal with it.

There’s lots to talk about – I worked hard on my Moth shawl while I was away and I’m loving EVERYTHING about it. I’m just about through the first chart – I’ve either got half a repeat or one and a half repeats – I’ve got to count the stitches. I came home lots of yarn to start a new project, which will have me doing my best James Bond impression. Any guesses? And, well, it’s always nice to get back to the blog after a break. I missed you guys.

Here are a few pictures of the lake. The first two were taken at our hotel and the third was taken here. I miss Lake Tahoe. And we really miss SF. We’ll be back again for sure.

It was incredibly fantastic to knit my moth shawl (the fir cone section) surrounded by pine trees while lounging at the banks of the crystal clear lake with snow covered mountains in the distance. My photographs hardly do it justice.

Thanks for reading!


  1. Welcome back! I’m glad you had a good trip. SF’s the best… I’m always missing it 🙂

  2. Have stated at Incline Resort many times. Grandkids like it best in the winter when snow is around the outdoor pool and they can still go swimming. Glad you had a great trip to my neighborhood of the world.

  3. Jessica says:

    Tahoe looks beautiful! Always glad to hear someone has a good time in California. Will we get pictures of the moth shawl soon?

  4. Thanks for giving me my Tahoe/Emerald Bay fix.

  5. Yay! You’re back! Missed ya like crazy! Beautiful pictures.

  6. Welcome home. For someone who “isn’t a landscape photographer” you sure do take some great landscape pictures. I love those three pictures you posted. My favorite is the bottom one. So pretty.

  7. Sounds like a wonderful vacation! Welcome back – you were missed.

  8. Welcome home! There’s nothing quite like getting back into your own bed, eh?
    As for your James Bond impression….hmmmm…could it be something to do with crochet? Something you said you would never do…like Babette? Or am I not thinking far enough back into the Never Say Never archive?? Anyway, looking forward to finding out what the new project is.

  9. 244! I wasn’t even close! Speaking of not even close, Amanda’s guesses for your next project are way better than mine. I was thinking . . . hmmm . . . knitted bow tie?? I’m an idiot.

  10. the emerald bay shot looks so serene….sounds like such a nice vacation!

  11. Welcome back. I am glad that you had a good time. Your pictures are very pretty. I can just imagine all the lovelyness that sourounded you.

  12. Gorgeous photos. It sounds like an idyllic place to knit your shawl.
    Welcome home.

  13. You got a knitting machine? That’s my guess for the “Bond” impression. I love your pictures! Glad you had a good trip.

  14. Welcome home! I love Tahoe! That’s where my hubby and I got married!

  15. I’m super-jealous that you went to Article Pract- Christina is one of my good friends. So I was thinking about your secret the other day, the good vibes one, and was wondering if it was photo related, possibly a job with a magazine?

  16. OMG OMG OMG!! I thought I was going to be waaayyy under …
    I was catching up on your blog sitting in LAX after surviving an 18hr flight back from Australi, with a nine-month old baby, both of us carrying colds and the usual grumpy TSA staff on security. 244 was the first number that popped into my head – it’s my birthday (24 April) 😉
    Thanks so much!

  17. Glad to hear you had a great, relaxing vacation! You deserve it!

  18. I’d say you’re better at landscape than you think!

  19. Lake Tahoe and San Francisco. Two of my all-time favorite California spots. Haven’t been to either in too long. Glad you enjoyed them. The lake is incredible, isn’t it? 🙂

  20. Welcome back!

  21. Didn’t you say you weren’t knitting jaywalkers anymore?
    Welcome back!

  22. Welcome back Cara. Thanks for sharing a few of your pictures, lovely scenery. I am glad you had a good trip and got some knitting done!

  23. Just gorgeous. Welcome back!

  24. Cassandra says:

    That is some seriously generous prize stuff. You must have really enjoyed yourself!
    Welcome back : )

  25. I am so glad you enjoyed your trip, I was thinking while up at the Este Park Wool Festival, wow, I should have put 1200+, and knew it would be just rude to want to change it! Yeah, I get it, relaxing, fun, no pressure photos while on vacation!

  26. Damn, now I want to go out West. The husband doesn’t want to take me because he thinks I won’t want to come back, which is probably correct. The photos look amazing – lovely job, as always!
    Do I detect a little domino knitting, or is that too geeky with the James Bond reference? Of course, Sean Connery does wear several bitchin’ tupees in Never Say Never Again so you could be getting in touch with your inner fun fur “love” and crafty some tupees yourself.

  27. Aaargh! I was under by 30. Still, I think 30 is very close. Not prizeworthy, but close, no?
    Welcome back!

  28. Congratulations Alison and Rachel and welcome home Cara!