7.17.2008

Oops my weekend ran a bit long...

I just returned from the cottage - it seems my little weekend trip ran on until until its butting right up against the next weekend coming up!


There's a lot of work to get us fully installed at the cottage for the summer - last Friday it took me a full 11 hours to get our crew from here to there - from packing and gassing up to groceries through rush hour out of the city on a Friday to dinner en route then unload into the boat (by this time in the dark) to crossing the lake (we have no road to our cottage we must always boat in) to carrying everything up from the boat then unpacking clothes, food, wool. Phew!

Then the next morning I began the huge task of slashing at the waist high stuff threatening to all but block access to the building. This should have been done weeks ago but we weren't up there to do it on time this year.

Thank goodness for baseball broadcasts on the radio (its our only "media"). I actually sat down to listen and of course at last sat down to knit. Between the Jays beating the Yankees (TWICE!) and the Home Run Derby and the All Star Game I did manage to get quite a bit done...
And here I'm not just talking about knitting - there were more than a few ends to deal with as well - especially with Imprint. Now you see them...

Now you don't...

If only they disappeared that easily in real life!

I'll have to post about each of these when time allows but does it ever feel good to get two sweaters out of the knitting basket and onto the finished list!

In the days after the majority of our number had returned to the city to work for the week I did also get to enjoy a few other knitterly diversions. I had visited the library before heading north last week and picked up a bit of inspirational reading...

The day we headed into town (For even more groceries etc.) I also made my first visit of the season to fabric and home decor store on the main street that doubles as the LYS. Other than cotton for dishcloths and some Briggs and Little and Patons Wool pretty much everything they stock is novelty yarn but they have a fairly good notions department and tons of patterns and pattern books. Again these run towards the traditional Patons type but frankly its hard to find those things in Toronto.

I bought a few little things for my knitting tool kit and picked up this little booklet after reading Ms. Pearl McPhee's recommendation on it this past spring....

Now I don't want to suggest I was the only one who was busy around our cottage over the past week - it would appear one of our "neighbours" was also working hard...


Hopefully some of the forest will still be standing by the weekend!

I'm off to dig into the stash - two projects end, three more begin - isn't that how it goes?

3 comments:

crazyknittinglady said...

i have that Street Smart booklet too, and even started the urban aran last winter! But sadly other sweaters took over and it is still waiting to get done. Maybe next year ;)

Acorn to Oak said...

Wow! Going to your cottage sounds wounderful, magical. That's so cool that you have to take a boat. It must be a peaceful, beautiful place to hang out. :-)

How's your wrist doing? I hope it's feeling better.

Mrs. Lear said...

I too have that booklet to make the urban aran after seeing Brooklyn Tweed's version. What a beautiful cottage! Ann.