May 31, 2004


It’s barely above 10C and it’s rainy and windy and I’m not feeling very inspired about anything productive at the moment. All I want to do is curl up on the couch and knit, preferably with wool. That might keep my fingers warm. (I’m currently refusing to turn on the furnace again, in spite of the low temperatures, because I don’t believe we should be heating the house at the end of May. I won’t be beaten by reality!).

For once I can’t complain about the timing of the awful weather, though, since it was sunny and clear all weekend and only started raining this morning. It wasn’t particularly warm on the weekend, but I’ll take what I can get. In particular, I was grateful for the clear skies on Saturday because I attended a Jays’ game, and it was nice to have the roof open. Though once the sun left our side of the stands and the wind picked up it was pretty cold. Still, the Jays won (rather a rare event this year) and I had good company, so I had a great time. I must manage to get to a few more games this year, preferably once the weather has really truly warmed up.

After the game we headed over to a friend’s house to watch the hockey, (and after that The Pink Panther, because it happened to be on CBC — what a wonderful movie!) and between that evening and Sunday night’s viewing of one of the Poirot dvds I bought Mark for his birthday I managed to finish the second striped sock. Again, however, I’m too lazy to take pictures right now (cf. the beginning of this entry…) so you can just imagine it looking pretty much exactly like the first sock; remarkably, it actually does — no problems with the patterning matching up this time. I’ve now started a pair of children’s socks with the remains of the yarn; I’m not making these for any child in particular but just trying to use up the yarn, so I hope I can find someone with the right-sized feet!

That’s all for now; time to go make dinner, I think.

Posted by Aven at May 31, 2004 06:46 PM

As a fellow Torontian, I have to agree - this weather SUCKS. What is going on? BTW - I have turned my funance one - just to take the chill off.

Posted by: lisa at June 2, 2004 06:28 AM

I think it’s great you are making all of those children’s socks. I just wondered if you are aware of an organization called Children In Common, CIC. We make socks, vests, shawls, toys for the orphanages. They have children up to the age of 16 so I think there would be a child for every sock you knit. It’s if you are interested. It’s a nice group to work with. By the way I just finished a pair of socks in that same blue colorway for my best friend. Lovely.


Posted by: kathryn noland at June 13, 2004 01:57 PM