It’s been quite a week. Quite a week. I started my first week of work by witnessing a horrific car crash on the 401 where a car actually flew into the air in a spiral, hitting the road and rolling over and over. Two hours later, some nut bar bombed the Boston Marathon. Quite a week. So, amidst the madness, I thought perhaps I’d share a few photos of the week just past, from a personal perspective.
I have a contract at the present time that requires me to leave my cozy country home and work in the city. It’s a fun project, a kid’s version of a Japanese game show; the first 40 episodes are pre-sold to Disney.
Marblemedia is a great place to work. The office is a re-claimed carpet factory in the heart of Toronto’s trendy Liberty Village neighborhood. As an Art Director, my work so far has consisted of buying a ton of kid’s toys, bikes and costumes. That’s what I’ve been up to when I’m not turning my boss into a human gumball machine…not so bad
As it happens, Carl also has a contract that requires him to be away from the ranch. Carl’s company has therefore rented a fabulous little apartment in Hamilton Beach. It’s an old beach community that 90% of over-populated Southern Ontario doesn’t know about. Hard to believe that it’s 45 minutes from Toronto, tucked in under the Skyway Bridge. Don’t tell anyone…we don’t want any company Gorgeous! If I have to be away from home, this is IT!
I was the first one home on Friday night as Carl and Teddy had business in town on Saturday morning. In addition to having my heart in my mouth all week (as we all did), I got all the way through the heel and instep of this fair isle sock before I realized they would never, never in a million years, fit. And here was I, feeling extremely chuffed with myself for having knit some very nice color work. C’est la guerre.
To lessen the sting of ripping it all out, I went to KnitPicks with a l’il glass of wine ;^ I cleverly picked up 10 skeins of this…
…to make this…! The Highclere Cardigan is named for one of the country houses on Downton Abbey. Perfect.