Monday, October 24, 2022

New Things

 If you follow me, you know that I knit things and put them away until I need them. I rarely have a day without some knitting. 

Recently, I was bored of my ongoing knitting projects and just needed something different. I looked in my stash and saw a ball of yarn waving at me. So, I took it out and turned it into something for the gift bin.

It is another Fruit Rollup Hat in a colourway called Pixie. The turquoise, mauve and fuchsia were a delight for my eyes and the soft yarn was a treat for my hands. Lots of different stitches entertained me. A baby hat appeared in no time. Now it will wait for a tiny girl to arrive that needs just such a hat.

Another baby will be here very soon. So, tomorrow, I will send socks from the bin.

Along with them, a big sister gift of a hat.

It has already snowed where they are, so I think the gifts will be appreciated.

Monday, October 10, 2022

Giving Thanks

 It is Thanksgiving, today. In Canada Thanksgiving comes on the second Monday of October. Most of the country has finished the harvest, and snow is often seen before the end of October, so it makes perfect sense to us. However, when working for a multinational company, I would often have to explain why nobody had answered the phone on Monday.

We know the snow is on the way. It has been close to freezing when we get up in the mornings. The trees look like this:

And the ground looks like this:

My young friends from next door went on a walk with me, this morning, and suggested these pictures. We talked about the history of our neighbourhood, and how other places don't have big trees that turn red, orange and yellow. 

I have again joined Leanne at Devoted Quilter  in her WIPS-B-Gone Challenge.  It includes any project that you would like to get finished. I discovered a pair of baby socks with the first sock done as far as the toe, so I scored a quick finish by completing the toe and knitting the second sock.

Harry Potter socks for a little girl named Ivy, born in late September.

Meanwhile, Emme is celebrating her birthday, today.

She looks like a very grown up, serious, one year old. (We don't actually know when her birthday is, but it is around Thanksgiving.)

Meanwhile, her best friend, Mudd is trying to look grown up too.

Now to see how many more finishes I can manage.