Life in Northern California . . . ah . . . just lovely. I hope that wherever you are if in the northern hemisphere, you are not chilly right now. And if in the southern, I hope your spring is well on its way to a lovely summer.
In blanket news, I got well into the first block of the next strip, in mistaken rib knit, which comes out great on these big needles with super bulky yarn. I'm starting to get really proud of myself. ;^)