No alarm clock! No work clothes!
No pager. Sweet Alice Starmore. No. Pager.
Can you tell that makes me happy?!
So, I am off to lovely St. Catharines, Ontario to visit my sister and sister-in-law (Finnegan's Moms!). This has become a yearly tradition since they moved out there. It's about an hour and a half from Toronto, in the Niagara region, famous for it's orchards and wineries (ooooo baby!). The tradition? Celebrating my birthday on Saturday. Someone asked me if I mind people asking my age? Not at all - I turn a young 38. I always view my age as something to be proud of - and something to celebrate. Which I do. Heartily! My sister is an excellent cook, and always makes the most wonderful meals. This year is my first birthday since being diagnosed with Celiac Disease, and she's even searched the 'net for a gluten free chocolate cake recipe!
Brigitte admits to another WIP...
I had the best of intentions, rumaging through my embarassing stash to look for some yarn for some volunteer knitting I'll be doing for the Annex Cat Rescue.
When I came across this:
This would be "Lush", from Kim Hargreaves. Started last December when I was still in my old apartment next door.
I packed her away in one of my yarn bins. And promptly forgot her.
I guess I got caught up with the move, and unpacking. But no more!! I will make it up to her. She's not difficult, or a bore either. It's knit cuff to cuff on 4.5mm (huge needles for me!), with short rows (why do I always gravitate to WIP's with short rows?) and neckline shaping, so it's never dull. And the Rowan Kid Classic? Love it! The colour, Crushed Velvet, is actually much deeper than it shows up in my picture above. The colour on Kim's site (the link above, nudge nudge) is actually much closer to the actual.
My poor, neglected Western Seas. Lorraine has warned me that I will go batty with one WIP.
Thanks Hammy. You know me well... But, I will do my best! Thanks to Hurricane Ernesto, it will be nothing but cold rain the entire long weekend, while not a bad thing, will mean a lot of knitting time. It's perfect for movie knitting. And Not-My-Turn Scrabble knitting.
Must. Finish. Western Seas.
Above you see my progress thus far. Closer to 10", and I have a total of 12 before starting the gussets. Less than I thought, but we'll see how I do.
Wish me luck. Think of me.
The Little Dudes
Yup. Kittens. One minute tearing the place apart. The next. Out like a light.
"Finally, some peace and freakin' quiet..."
The life of a cat.
"For cryin' out loud, that kid's a hellion. Man, I'm bushed..."
Enjoy the long weekend Knitsters! I'll be back on Thursday, hopefully more relaxed and with much more Western Seas to show off.