There is an old house a few miles down the road from us. I have always secretly thought of it as “The Ghost House”. I think it looks happily haunted. Imagine my surprise when I drove by on the weekend to find that the entire front yard had been sown with tulips! Nice!
Against my will and better judgement, I have, by actual count, spent 27 hours this week in traffic. I’ve been driving “Canada’s Worst Commute” every weekday for the past few weeks, plus driving home on the weekends. The beatings will continue until moral improves. I had a little Facebook rant about it the other day so I think I shall not dwell upon it here.
Teddy had a wonderful week…the water is finally warm enough for him to dip his toes in and let the waves chase him back to shore.
With the commute, the kid’s show and knitting a stitch or two, I am also trying desperately to get my application ready to submit to the One Of A Kind Craft Show, Toronto’s enormously popular handmade show and sale which takes place at Christmas. It’s a juried show. They want to see where the products are made and how. I spent some time on the weekend photographing the little church and the workroom I’ve carved out.
Finally, the knitting. My Highclere Cardigan is a delight to knit! The yarn is soft and silky in a shade I adore but have never worn. I love the trim lines of this design and the slim band of lace that runs down the center front and the sleeves. I think I’ve chosen the perfect yarn for this project. While I’m on the subject…may I extol the virtues of KnitPicks? I LOVE these guys! Often, when ordering for delivery in Canada, time loses all meaning. You wait. And wait. And wait and wait and wait. Things get tied up in customs. Snow falls. Etc., etc. Not with these guys! I ordered this yarn on Friday night and received it on Wednesday. No muss, no fuss, no mistakes. The color choices they offer are current and broad and the yarns are lovely, well-conceived blends. Throw in that they are unerringly friendly and eager to please and…Huzzah! Happy Camper!