Wednesday, September 28, 2011


At least it's not summer anymore. I would have been much more cranky if there was frost in summer. Hubby must have known I wouldn't believe him so he dragged me out of bed at 6:20am, giving me only enough time to throw on a bathrobe, and told me to "Shhhh" as he led me outside. I figured there were deer in the garden like the last time he pulled this kind of stunt (about a year ago). I mean, it was still dark outside, for pete's sake! But oh no. He put my hand on top of the truck roof and asked me, " So what do you think of that?" Thoughts of hurting him were rather immediate. What I thought of the thick layer of frost I felt under my hand? It's a darn good thing I've been knitting mittens and hats for the past three weeks. Three pairs of mittens and two hats done so far. I will keep knitting them until I run out of stash (HAHAHAHA!) or I get bored of knitting hats and mittens. I am also half way on a cowl, just a simple mistake rib. I give it another month or so before I'm ready to get back to sweater knitting.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Can't Believe I Missed It

By a week! The Kitchener Knitters' Fair. I should have stayed at mom's an extra week. To heck with the kids starting school on time. It's not like they do any actual work that first week, right? Oh, well. Something to consider for next year. Even if it seems soooo far away!

On a bright note, I will be attending the Spinning Retreat at the Old Orchard Inn in less than a month. Woo-hoo! I have to remember to put a bit of money aside for a possible fleece purchase.

No real news to report other than that. I've knit a couple pairs of mittens and a hat last week. I have yet to take photos. Oh, and my husband experimented with dying with beet juice. He was dying some caribou hair for fly tying and he kindly turned some ecru Briggs & Little a nice pink for me. Not a solid, even colour, but pretty nevertheless.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Yes it is! Nights are definitely colder, days are cooler and we all know that means knitted goodies get to see light of day once more. Told you it's the most wonderful time of the year. Especially since there is no snow to shovel yet. With kids back in school I should be having more knitting time. Yesterday was my first knit night after the summer so I'm on the right track.

At home I'm still trying to get organized and back to onto a schedule of running a home after being away almost 3 weeks. I don't know how people that travel for work do it. The whole home life interruptus doesn't appeal to me so much now that I have a family. That's not to say I didn't enjoy my vacation with the kids. It was great to be on the road, reconnecting with old friends, visiting new and old places. Doing the tourist thing with wild abandon. My friend Carol who we stayed with in Quebec City is the most amazing tour guide. Our kids got along famously. It was an awesome visit!
It's a crappy photo of us but our smiles say it all. This, after not having seen each other over 22 years!

Touristy photos will follow eventually.