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Saturday, October 24, 2009

An Example Of How Bad I've Been

This post was originally titled Summer Holiday Knitting and written at the end of March. It refers to my knitting on holiday last year!

So after the aborted glove attempt. I turned to socks.

The yarn is TOFUtsies., bought especially for holiday knitting. The yarn is a mix including cotton so an ideal summer sock.

The pattern is from The Little Box of Socks which was a present from my mother-in-law.

I liked the pattern and as I wasn't going to be finishing the alpaca glove anytime soon, I worked a pair of fingerless gloves using the same yarn and pattern.

So Easy To Get Out of the Habit

What is my excuse? When I haven’t posted on here for a few days it is so easy to think to myself, “well I haven’t written for a few days what difference is one more day going to make?” And then it got to “I haven’t written on here for so long – it better be good, oh I can’t think of anything earth-shattering to write.”

There has been some knitting going on. Mostly dishcloths which don't seem too exciting to write about but I will post pictures as an incentive to post here more. Mostly I've been working on a baby blanket for a colleague and I can post some pictures of that too.

So check back soon for updates.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Thanksgiving Disaster - Averted

This past weekend was Thanksgiving in Canada. Monday is a holiday but families have their meal on any of the three days. From what I can ascertain the meal is pretty much the same as American Thanksgiving.

We celebrated last night and invited 2 English families to join us - one of which have been in Canada for just a couple of months. The nice thing about having the meal in the evening is that I had the day to prepare the meal and didn't have to prepare everything the night before and get up early to put the turkey in the oven.

It was all going well with no rush until I removed the turkey from its packing. Phew the smell. The turkey was off. Had to pack it back up, find receipt, and husband hot footed it to the store to get another one. This he accomplished within half an hour so I was not too delayed in the cooking. Although it was not a pleasant experience for him having a stinky turkey in the car and he felt really sorry for the guy on the service desk who had to accept the rank animal.

One good thing came from this. The turkey was refunded at the price we paid and then husband had to buy another one. Well they were now half price. So at least we saved money for our troubles.