Monday, November 12, 2007

Wow, I never realized that so much time had gone by since my last post. Knitting tends to slow down over the summer anyhow with so many other things going on like backpacking and day hikes.
Truthfully, I did keep busy with sock knitting and even brought a pair to work on while we were backpacking in Strathcona Park. Unfortunately they spent the entire trip in the pack.
On a sock note: I had been working on a pair of toe up socks for myself around the end of August (this is the same pair that had escorted us to Strathcona Park). My son Eric and his wife Alisha came by to say goodbye since they were moving back to Alberta. I had been working on the sock which I carried out as they were leaving. I was a little upset to see them leave since DH Pat, Eric and I had been getting taking a lot of hikes together and I knew that I'd miss Eric and the hiking.
The next afternoon I realized that I wasn't able to find my sock (I forgot that I'd left it outside) and hunted high and low. I thought that, in the heat of saying goodbye, the sock had made its way into the moving truck.
I still thought that was where the sock and needless had gone when I looked outside and noticed that the neighbour was holding a ball of yarn, which looked a bit like my sock yarn. It still didn't twig that this could be my missing yarn. I was just excited that there possibly was another knitter on our block.
The day after this I started finding clues like a ball band between our houses and one of my wooden Brittany needles on the lawn. I called the neighbour and left her a message to call me if she had found the missing sock.
After work the neighbor came over with a sad looking mess of sock and yarn in her hand. She had found this mess on her front lawn and later that same evening she and her husband had gone door to door with the sock. They even enlisted another neighbour to help put the stitches back on the needles. Shortly before getting to our door they had to leave to meet some friends.
I believe that their mischievous kitten took this interesting thing thinking that it was a really neat play toy just for her.
Nonetheless it was quite exciting to be reunited again.
Now, with the cooler weather, I'm overwhelmed with projects. A friend asked for a toque in lieu of gas money when she drives on hiking day and another friend would like me to knit her a scarf. On top of that I'm working on a sweater for myself, a shawl in the event that one of my children gives me a grandchild, socks for my DH and a stack of UFOs which, thanks to me getting into Ravelry, I've been shamed into finishing.
Now that my son has shown me where to find my iPhotos, I will start saving them on my macbook again so that I can post them on here and on Ravelry.
I promise to try to post more often on here, when I force myself to take a break from knitting.

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