Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A Road Trip

The Ladies With Balls and I took a road trip today. There was fog and wet drizzle as we left Collingwood but the weather did nothing to dampen our spirits as we set off for Camilla Valley Farms, our first stop this morning.
North of Orangeville - which we now know is only an hour south of Collingwood - this store  did not disappoint.







Set in a barn-like building, across the yard from the red brick, farm house, at the end of a tree lined  drive, it was the perfect setting for a autumn outing.  And there was yarn!  Such quantities, so neatly displayed.  That is a wall of Cascade 220 on the left.  Some of the Ladies came for cotton, some came for wool.  They had their patterns and their plans.  But there was a bit of a derailment when they saw the  Fleece Artist!  Some credit cards were harmed on this outing.

Yarn acquired, we were off to lunch in Orangeville.  What a picture-perfect little town.  Pias On Broadway was our choice for lunch and the servers managed to  handle our crowd of ten boisterous knitters quite nicely I'd say.

There was fog, rain and lots of road construction.  BUT , there was yarn and food,  laughter and fun.  A great road trip.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Marooned.

Blogging has been sporadic around the Harris Household this month. Due partly to the many social commitments I seem to have been involved with.  Lest you think I am extremely popular, these were mostly duty-type social engagements.  Cooking for 25 after a golf tourny.  A 90th birthday dinner three hours from home.  Time spent replacing the flooring in our basement that was destroyed in our spring flood.  Well, I didn't do much in the replacing department - just cooked and hosted son #2 who came for 4 days to help Fred. 

Then there was some fun time hanging out at Sis's cottage for a couple of days.  The weather was very wet and windy so we had to do some touristy shopping - and practise my selfies.

Add all those social commitments to the lack of knitting progress and there didn't seem to be enough 'news' to create a decent post. 

 I can't believe how long it has taken to knit one sleeve of my latest project.  Every night, despite a couple of hours of knitting, this sleeve has remained right here. 
 
No gain at all.  I think it has flesh eating disease of a knitting nature.  Knit two inches, go to bed.Those inches disappear and it is still the same length as it was the day before.  Marooned, I've been.  On sleeve island.  I think, though that I see shore ahead.



Thursday, September 25, 2014

Thursdays Are For Knit Group

This blogger is expecting company so I will give you a quick, mostly picture post today.
Ingrid's fabulous piece. Hand spun, hand knit. But where does the head go, Ingrid asked.




Sharon R wearing the cowl she has knit-ready to give as a  Christmas gift.

Sharon's shawl is also finished.
Yarn for both these neck pieces was purchased at the Knitters Fair.

Wilma wears Sandy's cowl. The one knit with 5 strands of DK yarn. Called the
Steel Grey Chunky Circular Scarf, you can find the pattern on ravelry