Thursday, August 16, 2007

Taking a Break

My Dude and I have had the last couple of weeks off which means we've been getting stuff done around the house. We've also been spending time with family and generally trying to take it easy. I'm happy to say that involves some good food and really good red wine.


Today, my little family unit went to Fort Edmonton Park. It's a little piece of local history where you can ride a train...




admire the horsies...




try out a new playground...


and have fun.







It also makes a great movie set.


All this relaxing has meant little for my knitting. I'll show you my new yarn that I ordered for my Hanami. I'm delighted with the color and the service I received.




I've been trying out the toe up pattern from the Summer Interweaves. It turns out the child's small is too big for my small child. I plan on finishing these socks, which are bigger than her brand-new, too-big shoes and filing them away.




I guess I'll be making her another pair for Christmas this year but I'll be up a pair for next year. I think I'll use the same pattern and fudge the numbers. Toe-ups are great for using up the ends of the balls I use for my socks. I'll just have to make sure we're not wearing matching socks everyday. That's just a little too much.

3 comments:

catknip said...

Both Dude and dudette look so cute!

T. said...

Yeah - if you start wearing matching socks, I'm looking for a new co-blogger. That might through me over the edge (and we know I'm teetering there anyway).

andi said...

So, I shouldn't be surprised that you're not working on hers and hers cardigans for Christmas? Matching clothes (on spouses or parents/children) totally freak me out.