Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Looking for a Workhorse...

A Workhorse YARN that is. I'm trying to find those all time old reliables that everybody loves for making larger projects--like sweaters or big comfy wraps.

To me a workhorse is: Great value. Great quality, great yardage, lovely to work with, comfortable to wear and affordable to buy. Worsted or Aran weight.

There may be a little random draw of something in it for you...

Seriously, give me your best go to yarn and On October 15th, I'll dig something nice out of my stash throw the names in a hat, pick one and send it out.

Cascade Heathers is a good example of the kind of thing I'm looking for.

Can't wait to hear your ideas!


Thursday, September 24, 2009

What's new Kangaroo....

Sorry... especially because there will be no further mention of kangaroos, nor any photos of kangaroos in my post (although I did see some at the Calgary zoo this Summer but that's neither here nor there).

So I took this photo of Eleanor at my Dad's home on the sunshine coast... can you see how she blends in to her natural setting. In the end, she returned to Calgary with me. I took in the Gibson's Fiber Fest while I was there. I dragged my sisters along with me and although they have no interest in fiber or knitting, they both enjoyed it.

This is Horseshoe Bay, the ferry leaves here for Gibson's Landing and the Sunshine coast. I love the feeling when I get on the ferry, it's all my stress falling away at once. When I was little my Dad use to bring me here on Sundays. We'd go to the park, beach comb, get Fish & Chips from Trolls (an institution) to eat on the shore. Good memories. I love the coast! Every time I'm out there, I just want to sell off everything I own and relocate. Paint, Illustrate and pursue fiber interests until the money runs out.

Here are some lovely treats that came back with me from the fiber fest.

I redecorated my bedroom, all new bedding, in the spring I will be looking at new dressers and bedside tables to go with the bedding. Yay work for making my penchant for decorating affordable. It's the girly girl room of my dreams.

My current WIP is the lovely Mara by Madelinetosh. It's in Sweet Georgia Sportweight in the colour way Ginger, how could I resist that one?

So I'm trying to be a better blogger... more posts, more pictures, more bloggy goodness promise.

Friday, September 18, 2009

It's been a long time...

Too long. I am lucky to have friends and family I love. Some I've met here on this blog that I've been neglecting for so long.

I lost a friend. We use to joke that if I ever needed to hide a body, she would be the one I called. In fact in her last e-mail to me, she asked me if I'd "killed anybody lately". Well, guess I'm on my own in that department now.

I admire people who plan outings and parties and get-togethers and who are always on the phone with their friends and family & often wish I were more like them. I'm not. Not one to pick up the phone, never have been. I don't plan events or get the girls together. I can't cope with having people over, so I don't entertain. My friends & family mean so much to me... & I think that... but may be I don't tell them as often as I should & more than one person I truly cared about has drifted away. It's the path to ending up alone.

May be it's time to do things a little differently.

Call an old friend...

So many embrace the promise
of joy tomorrow or next week,
too few celebrate the joy of now.

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