Monday, 24 February 2014

Happy Monday

We had a beautiful, sunny weekend here...So because of all the Olympic hockey hoopla we made a snow sculpture on Saturday.

And got up bright and early on Sunday morning to watch the Canadian men's hockey team play Sweden for the gold medal.  Calvin was so nervous about the game he couldn't bear to watch.

Everyone is hockey crazy here...even in the grocery store line perfect strangers will be having conversations about the games.  We've got to have something to make the winters go by.  Now we are gearing up for maple syrup season....wild times up in here.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Yarn Along February 2014

Joining  with Ginny of "Small Things" for Yarn Along where you post a picture of what you are reading and what you are knitting.  I'm reading "The Good Women of China", a heartbreaking but enlightening book about the trials facing women in all walks of life in China in the past and present.  It is told by the women themselves in their letters to a radio host Xinran who hosted a radio call-in show in the 1990's encouraging women to speak on the air about their lives.

I'm knitting away at my "Favourite Things Infinity Scarf" from Ravelry.  It is so much fun to search out knittig charts and pick colours from my yarn stash.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

10 on 10 February 2014

Joining with Rebecca of "A Bit of Sunshine" for 10 on 10 where you take 10 pictures throughout the day.  Here is my set ;

#1 not sure if we will ever finish this Beatles puzzle.

#2 Charlotte needs a lot of naps
#3 Morning light
#4 My Espresso machine officially died more lattes for me.
#5 A little progress on my "Favorite Things Infinity Scarf"

#6 Snack

#7 A bit of colour testing in the pottery studio
#8 I'd rather be wearing sandals

#9 A quick ski before the sun went down.

#10 Fresh local Bay of Fundy mussels for supper

Monday, 3 February 2014

Winter weekend

Scott and I went on a little roadtrip Saturday morning to St. Andrews-by-the-Sea a nearby town on the Atlantic Ocean.  It is so beautiful there and the weather was perfect...I almost forgot it was February .

There were a few fishing boats tied up at the dock.

The whale watching tour operators were closed because the whales are usually only here from June - October.

On our way to my favourite yarn store we saw many deer eating the brown grass on the roadsides.  There are tall fences on each side of the highway to prevent deer and moose from being struck by cars.

At the yarn store I saw the most expensive yarn ever...$160 for gold yarn on the bottom of this pile.  It is made from fibre from the muskox which lives way up north in the Arctic.  Apparently this fibre is 8 times warmer than wool.  I bought a skein of mohair and alpaca, and some beautiful dyed wool from Peru.....the muskox will have to wait for someone richer than me.