From the Rowan book that I bought several weeks ago I have started knitting the Poncho. I am using the actual Rowan yarn! A rarity for me to use the yarn a pattern calls for! It is silk yarn and I am enjoying knitting it. It is the first time I have actually knit with silk. It seems a little persnickity about tension but I am a fairly even tension knitter so it is not that much of a deal for me. I'd say that I have completed about one half of one side at this point.
I bought this Opal yarn at the Knittery in Whitby when I first discovered the store and I am finally making socks. One down one to go! I like short socks so they are so. I just love the colour!
Jim and I went to Thickson's Woods yesterday and walked among the Monarchs. There were hords of them. They are getting ready to fly across Lake Ontario so they are hanging out for a bit resting and eating.
This Monarch let me get really close to it! I would have liked to get a shot with the wings open but butterflies always rest with their wings shut. Did you know that that is one way to tell the difference between a moth and a butterfly? Butterflies rest with their wings closed. Moths rest with their wings open. (Can you tell I am revving up for teaching again??)
I got a call today....from work....I HAVE TO GO BACK TO IT ON MONDAY!!!! BOO HOO HOO! I am not ready for little children yet! Let me rest!! Please let me be in my quiet house!!! Ok... I am taking deep breaths.....I'll be ok......I can do it....I think...help...whimper...