Friday, September 25, 2009

Fall is here...

Well I think fall is here. The leaves are starting to turn colour and it is much cooler during the nights. Time to take the cactus' in before the first frost hits. I'd hate to loose one of them to cold weather. The one I have had since my daughter was born. My mom "smuggled" a baby cutting from hers way back when - twice, because I killed the first one :)
Her cactus was as old as me, which she got as a baby from her father. So this is the third generation and I am growing the fourth one for my children.
It is slowly time to clean up the garden and winterize everything. I hate to see summer leave.
But with the cooler weather also comes more knitting - YESSSSS!
I finished my daughter's shawl. It still needs to be blocked though. Donna Rocco is nearing it's end and I have started the Opera jacked by Birgit Freyer -
Again we are doing it as a group, that way we can ask questions and get help where needed.
Photos to follow......stay tuned.


Sunday, September 13, 2009

oh what a week!  the weather was most gorgeous, but today it's a bit on the cool side, a high of only 19 degrees. is sunny and that's what matters.
Next clue done on Donna Rocco, now we wait again....till next thursday. In the meantime I continue to knit on Mia Bella for my daughter.
so  there are the pictures. It is growing nicely.
I have signed up to do Birgit Freyer's Opera Jacket. ( I am just curious how that will be blocked? It's one thing doing a shawl or stole, but a jacket?  That will be interesting. 
Even though last week was a short week for me, since I no longer work fridays (woohoo!!!) it seemed like a long week. We did have a visitor from Arizona and took her to the CN Tower for dinner at the 360 Restaurant. It was a bit hazy but otherwise a perfect day for going up there. She had a blast and so did we. 
the appetizer - Yum!!!

The CN Tower
Centre Island
West side of Toronto
more of the west side
looking north west and central
downtown toronto - north east view
east Toronto
looking down the glass floor
a gigantic woodpecker statue outside the CN Tower.
I think I have hundreds of CN tower photos  from various angles and different years. I guess every visitor we have ever had, went to see it right along with Niagara Falls.
Way too much fun!!!
 On a sadder note - my sister-in-law's grandpa died last night. He was 97 and one of the few survivors of the Halifax Explosion. Over the years, he became also part of our family. He will be dearly missed.
Then next week is my mother-in-law's 80th birthday. What does she wish for? Dinner at Milestones!!!
YESSSS! Should be fun. She is a feisty lady and full of life! 
And her daughter who is now in Scotland for fun, will be getting married next June. So, we have lots of things to look forward to..
Till next time.. TTFN

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

ok so here are more photos of the Donna Rocco. It's starting to take shape. I still can't make out what it will look like in the end, but that's all the fun of the mystery.
We are having such lovely weather now and I am looking forward to enjoying this long weekend. My job has also changed somewhat. they have offered a 4-day workweek which I volunteered for and I am really enjoying fridays off. It just gives me so much more time to do things that I either don't have the energy for or no time. I sure hope I can continue this. They will review this in December and we'll see how it goes at that time.
that's all the news for now.