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There and Back Again

I did it! I went to Nova Scotia! Thanks to Lynne who took me {{{hug}}}. Nova Scotia is very beautiful, and a bit warmer than Maine, which I found surprising. I actually spent most of my time travelling to/from Maine and Nova Scotia and visiting Sharon & Richard while I was there, and I was really very glad to see them too. I took about 30 pictures which I'll put here ... and then I'm going to go rest some more. See ya later....


Lynne & the Picton Castle



Picton Castle


The Dory Shop and Symphony


The Lunenburg Wharf



It's a colorful town!




They have a lot of churches.


When they filmed Haven, the street where the killer fog came from was right here.


The Academy






Me, Sharon, & Lynne in front of "Jesse Stone's" house... can't you just see Tom Selleck walking across that bridge?


Chef Richard makes an appearance :)


At the Ironworks Distillery.... it used to be an ironworks....


.... now it's a distillery!


Yes, I bought some yarn..... 


Sharon in her studio


Anyone remember this??


I wish Sharon lived near meeeeeeeeeee!



We're Going!

My bag is packed ... well, technically two bags, if you count my knitting bag, which holds more than just knitting. I'm all set to go. I'm very excited a not a little bit nervous (I'm a lot nervous), but this will be a leap for me. I think I can do it, but just not sure how it will all work out. It's hard to fathom how you can do things you usually do when you travel, when all of a sudden you're handicapped. I guess the thing you have to do is just do it, and make stuff up as you go. 

But I have a little friend with me (besides Lynne, she is a BIG friend):


I'm changing my attitude! And it's going to be fun :) Nova Scotia, here I come! They have yarn shops there, yes?? hehe....


(the picture is from Mary Englebright, and was featured on September 28 in my Mary Engelbright calendar)


I had to think what to bring to Nova Scotia.... for knitting! This pair of socks was what I chose:


They're easy but interesting! They're named for a place in Hawaii, which is a trip in itself, though not one I'm particularly interested in taking. They are the "Rainbow Over Lahaina" from Sock Club: Join the Knitting Adventure, by Charlene Schurch and Beth Parrott. I met Charlene Schurch when she came into Unique One once; she was very nice! Hmmmm ... I met Lucy Neatby twice I think, also at the store. I didn't go out much I guess, hehe. Wonder if I'll spot her in Halifax???

A Good Day for Ducks

If I was a duck, I'd be very happy indeed. It's raining.

I, however, am very cozy indeed, sitting in my kitchen, sipping coffee, and working away on my pumpkin pie cashmere mitts. Here is what the first one looked like yesterday:

GN 1

And here it is all done, with the second one almost just finished the ribbing:

1Finished      Palm

Now back to work :)

Onward and Upward

I finally finished ny Juno Regina scarf/wrap/stole/thing,   only two weeks or so late. But hey, I didn't work on it at all for like three weeks, so there you go: proof that if you do not knit on a project, it will not knit itself! To quote Mr. Spock, "Fascinating." Here is a picture of the unblocked scarf:


I will block it this weekend, and it will be even more beautiful. However, it might have to be for me, as there are a myriad of mistakes in it, littles holes where yarn overs are not supposed to be. It might be pretty, though. We'll see.

In other news, I picked up my Waves scarf again, and it's going right along pretty fast:


It's wonderful how worsted weight yarn goes so much more quickly than the lace weight yarn of the Juno Regina did. The 100% silk yarn is so shiny and gorgeous! It's a little hard to work with because it's so slippery and inelastic, but I do not care. It's pretty.

I started a dead-easy garter stitch scarf to knit and watch TV by, using size 8 needles and 1 skein of Haiku from Alchemy. Cast  on 40 stitches and knit every row, piece of cake:


Nora is at her usual post: