Sunday, September 23, 2007

First day of Autumn

Today we took my father-in-law and went down to Southern Kings to the 70-Mile Yardsale. It was a bit cloudy when we started but it cleared and was simply gorgeous for the rest of the day. We saw a lot of things, and even bought a few - organic plums, a Shasta daisy plant, cinnamon rolls, a telescope, and I found a bag of Kroy sock for $10. There are five balls of red and one of a heathery blue-green. I was so pleased! Now I can make some of those fancy "lady" socks I have so many patterns for - Coupling, Falling in Love, Happy, or some of those lovely Drops socks with lace. I just have to finish the foot on the second loon sock, because if I don't, I'll be over the limit on "on needles" projects - and even more important, I won't be able to use my fave 2.25 needles.

And in red they'll be very "Christmassy".

Monday, September 17, 2007

Ravelry and Knitting

Spent the weekend adding some of my projects to Ravelry, and working on the second pair of Nancy Bush's Huron Mountain socks, (both destined for Christmas presents). I have just decided to remove the ribbing on the Jellyfish shrug and do it again, as it is too big and floppy. Pictures to come. However I love the pattern so will probably make it again, it is so quick, and looks so different in different yarns.
Saturday was a wild weather day so I knit and baked, many different pumpkin things (I am de-stashing the freezer for THIS year's produce). including muffins, cake and waffles.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Dancing and Knitting! What could be Better?

Just back from a wonderful weekend in Halifax where we attended a dance workshop with Michael Lochnane and learned the Sliabh Froach set, danced at a ceili, and again at The Old Triangle on Sunday afternoon. Camera batteries died so no photos. Sorry!

Also got to visit The Loop Cafe and bought yarn for The Secret Stole, my first ever KAL - and something else, but it's for Crimbo so no peeking.

Dance classes start this week! I've missed it so much over the summer.