Thursday, October 25, 2007

A quiet evening at home...

Baking for tomorrow's United Way bake sale, knitting a little striped sweater and sipping spicy Chai.

The cookies are cranberry, apricot, white chocolate and ginger.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

LS was here

Since her move to Montreal earlier this year, LS visits us once or twice a month. It's always a delight to have her around - I think she's more herself now than at any time since Mum's stroke and it's really neat to see that part of her.

As I cast on for a new piece, it's not unusual to hear LS call out "That would look perfect with my (insert corresponding garment here)". She's always right and it's hard not to hand over the finished piece knowing that it will be well loved and worn often.

During her last visit, she browsed through some of the pattern books that I had left in the living room. I'd forgotten that she leaves a calling card:

I'd also forgotten that most of my pattern books have stickies like this. I know I won't get to all of the projects, but I'll never move the stickies.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

An afternoon among the leaves

As we were leaving for Mum's curling practice, she said "This is a perfect day to go for a walk in the woods." Her words echoed in my head as I dropped her off at the rink and made my way to the office. I logged in, stared at a presentation I'd been resisting all week, thought about her comment some more, logged out, went home and invited her for a drive.

Since a walk in the hills isn't an option this year, we made our way to the Champlain Lookout where we, well, we looked out. Our day ended with hot dogs and pop under a tree. All in all a good day. For both of us, I think.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Road Trip

We came, we saw, we shopped, we got pulled over by a state trooper...

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Up Up and Away available for sale

The Up Up and Away pattern kit has been posted to the Yarn Forward website. It's also available in-store.

The finished size of the shawl is about 56 inches by 36 inches (142 cm by 91 cm). The kit includes two skeins of yarn and the pattern. You will also need one 4.5 mm by 80 cm (US 7 by 32 inch) circular needle, one 3.5 mm by 80 cm (US 4 by 32 inch) circular needle, stitch markers and a tapestry needle (not included in the kit).


Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Live and in person

Fuzzy Face (hat and scarf) and Up, Up and Away (shawl) - both available at Yarn Forward and Sew On.