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Monday, May 28, 2007

Monday, Monday

I spent the first part of this Monday planning a few summer activities. I am going to be closing up the shop during the first 2 weeks of July. During the first week the family and I are going to visit Lou in Winnipeg for a few days. We decided to fly this time so the children are excited by that. Although Patrick has flown in a small plane they have never been on a big airplane before. During the second week I am going to take a course at the Haliburton School of Art. A week of knitting with Fiona Ellis! I am so pumped!! I absolutely love her books and I am sure I am going to love learning from her!

Last week I knit a scarf I call Orange Ade. I combined 3 yarns (Laine du Nord Mulbury Silk, Gedifra Angora Tweed (a discontinued yarn) and Ritratto collezione S. Charles Mohair) Cast on 20 sts, k1, p1 rib for about 35", cast off, make a 8" fringe. Quick and luxurious with the silk, angora and mohair.

Today I had a visit from my Mom, two of her sisters and a cousin. We had lunch and laughs at the store. Audry lives in British Columbia and Dorothy and Lorraine live in Saskatewan. Since they all live so far away I don't get to see them often. It was a nice visit.

When Jim was in Windsor the other week he stopped by his Grandmother's old house. It is now a rental property that still has one of her trunks in the attic because the house was built around it. There was no getting it out unless deconstruction was involved. This tree was planted back when the house was built and is now the oldest tree in Windsor (I think I am right). I see a Cable pattern growing out of this picture.

Yup. Most definitely I do.


Peg-woolinmysoup said...

Enjoy Winnipeg. We lived there twice and you are going to be there at a nice time of year!
That is a great scarf. I can tell you that samples knitted up in your shop will sell oodles of a yarn. I have often bought a yarn because they had a sample knit up and I could not resist. They often have a simple little pattern to go with the yarn! Works for me.
I do not know of Fiona Ellis, but I will have to do a bit of googling and I am sure you will enjoy the week and come home filled with lots of ideas and ready to go!
Good luck and safe journey!

barbp said...

You'll be off for Canada Day, eh? Enjoy your vacation ...lovely pictures. That tree is stunning and I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Sandi Purl said...

enjoy your holiday! and fiona ellis week - how cool is that!?