Showing posts from August, 2016


Yesterday we celebrated our second son's thirtieth birthday (Happy Birthday, Son#2). With two sons now in their thirties, I can't help but feel old at times.

But not too old to enjoy a grandparent-granddaughter date with our eldest granddaughter. After a meal at a 'real' cafĂ© (i.e. not a fast food chain), we took the tourist route and soaked up some sunshine and magnificent views.

By the way, she seemed quite intrigued with the idea that some of her uncles (two?) had slept up here, against the bars of the safety cage, for a Youth Group fundraiser!

What Was I Thinking?

I have had several "What was I thinking?" moments lately.

Some inconsequential, and some not so inconsequential. Some ridiculous and some ... actually they were all ridiculous. 

Such as this shawl pattern (beautiful, beautiful pattern that got lost in the colours I chose). I used twice as much yarn as the pattern called for but still ended up with a small shawl. However, it wraps around my neck as a baktus/shawlette/scarf/neck accessory and is deliciously warm. The toastiness of it is very important given our frosty mornings and the fact that I've been leaving home as the sun comes up (and managing to drench myself as I've tried to de-ice the car).

But it was a lot of work for a pattern that's hidden and has a million slipped stitches to catch at everything in sight (so perhaps not a good choice for work). Obviously I wasn't thinking.

And then there were these socks ...

I actually love them but why did it take two weeks of them sitting finished in my knitting…