Monday, October 29, 2007
And walking other ones
(I walked the two big ones too, but couldn't deal with a camera and the leash at the same time.)
Then, after a very quick drive with Sarah, we were in Poughkeepsie. I was delinquent with my camera the entire time we were at the hotel, but there are other pictures out there. Saturday, we went to the fair!
There was a little hero worship...
And more beasts of the hairy kind...
which were enjoyed in many forms
And of course, there was shopping!
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Hi all! I am safe and sound, back in Sudan. My car and my stuff have arrived, so its nice organizing and settling in.
I did go to Rhinebeck when I was back, so I will eventually post a real post, even if it is seriously out of date. For now, a little vignette...
As some of you may have noticed, I'm having weird issues with socks these days, and Rhinebeck was no exception. I spent a lot of time on Saturday at the Merlin Tree booth, trying things out. On my third visit, I was working with the Hitchhiker again, and was finding my foot slipping, so I took my sock off and tucked it in my shoe. When I went to put my shoe back on and purchase this lovely instrument, I was amazed to find that my sock was no longer in my shoe! I searched all around the chair I was using, under tables, and in all of my bags, and finally had to admit that it was gone! I went to Rhinebeck, and someone walked off with my sock! And it wasn't even handknit. I'm sure they'll be quite disturbed when they discover it, as it had been on my foot in my shoe all day...
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Has anyone else seen the Nancy Drew movie that came out this summer? I watched it on the plane between Khartoum and Amsterdam, and I was more entertained than I thought I'd be. I loved the books as a kid, and thought it would be a nice trip down memory lane. The writing is a little uneven, and I had trouble believing that Nancy was actually old enough to drive, even though she quite clearly does in several scenes, but man, does she have a (generally) good wardrobe! (I'm not a fan of there very shiny trench coat she wears getting on the train with the plaid contrast fabric, or this hat.)
I was unfortunately unable to find screenshots of my absolute favourite outfit from the movie, a red/pink top with an asymmetrical cross closure on the front, so I may have to rent the movie at some point and take pictures of the screen. Then, I'll be working on my sewing skills to create my own great fashion, because my shopping will be pretty limited for the next couple of years. But there is a fabric market...
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
A quick recap: Sockapalooza One - sent socks, but no socks for me. Sockapalooza Two - sent socks and was a sock angel , but still no socks for me. Sockapalooza Three - was a bit tired and decided not to participate. Sockapalooza Four - sent socks and got my first pair! Yay! So that count to now (not that I am terribly concerned), is 4 pairs knit by me and one pair received.
So, when I picked up my mail from my post box the other day upon getting back to Canada, I was shocked to find a package from Norway with a customs sticker that said socks and chocolate on it! I don't know if these were from a sock angel or one of my previous pals, but I was really excited! Until I opened the package. All that was left inside was this beautiful Norwegian postcard
and this letter from Canada Post.
While they claim the package was damaged in transit, I know the truth! Someone out there is walking around with my handknit socks on, and I'd like them back, please!
Sunday, October 07, 2007
So, I've been thinking about buying a wheel. I will be seeing the enabler extraordinaire, so I may ask some advice, and take the chance to try some out. I spin on a spindle at the moment, but generally find it too slow (and my arms too short, but that's another thing). And with my current back issues requiring frequent changes in activity, it might be nice to have around the house.
So, I will be at the knitting meetups at the 3rd Ave Bridgehead on Oct. 10 (called especially by me) and Oct. 17 this month! See you there!