Sunday, December 6, 2009

Not-so-unwelcome interuptions

Well, things didn't exactly go as planned this weekend. I had planned to finish the squid sock while at Job #2 on Saturday, and spend my Sunday doing a much needed cleaning on the house (how can a place get so messy, when I'm barely home to mess it up... I swear it's all the cats)

Saturday, work was much busier than normal, and in addition, I got a little wrapped up in an editing side project I have - so I only worked on Squid for about and hour and a half. Then, when I got home, I found out that we needed to head to Long Point - that night.

Dave and his uncle share a cottage there, and his uncle was supposed to go up this weekend and get everything ready for the winter, but ended up having to work. As the temperatures are dropping, it really needed to be done now. So Dave asked if I'd like to go for a drive (it's about two hours from here)

The cottage is Dave's space, and I rarely get invited, so even though I really needed to stay home and clean and knit - I packed up some warm jammies, extra socks and blankets (smart move... it was COLD) and away we went. I did get a little sock knitting done last night, but mostly we enjoyed a warm fire, a bottle of wine (or two) and each other's company. Can't say I really regret it.

I only wish I had brought my camera. This morning I got up really early, and went for a walk along the shore of Lake Erie. It was cold, and the sand was frozen, but it was beautiful. And every few minutes, a flock of Tundra Swans would fly overhead - working their way south for the winter. I've never seen so many at once, and rarely in flight! It was cool

I also gathered some fresh water clam shells while I was there, and I'm hoping to make them into some jewellry eventually.

We came back this afternoon and stopped by Mom's on the way home, where I snagged her back up camera. Which means....... an in focus close up shot of SQUID!!!! I'll take some more later. Love the colour, love the yarns and the pattern is going swimmingly! With any luck, I should have the pattern out by the middle of next week!
Oh, and don't forget - there are only six days left to take part in Boss Cat's Birthday Blowout!


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Jeanne said...

Sounds like a great weekend - sometimes those breaks are the best.

Beautiful socks - love the color!

lexa said...

The overnight trip sounds like it was fun! Love the color of Squid.

TheBlackSheep said...

Sounds like a great evening! Just perfect. And the sock is beautiful!

Not ready for handspun said...

We had to cancel plans to spend the weekend at Lake Erie - Gavin came down with a terrible cold. But maybe next weekend. It's beautifully relaxing!

RobinH said...

Ooh, the yarn (and the sock) are gorgeous!! I must say, I was picturing a darker blue for a sock called 'squid'. looks like the water on one of those days when the sky is deep blue and the water is reflecting it back.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh pretty!

And of course it is the cats that mess up the house - isn't that how it always is?