October 26, 2005


First, I am very sorry to have taken so long to say


to all the lovely ladies at the SnB at Lettuce Knit in Toronto. Look what they sent me!


The wonderful card, with all their kind thoughts and good wishes, is lying under two luscious skeins of the softest most beautiful cashmere. Aren’t I the luckiest knitter? Thank you, guys. I’ll try to thank you all individually by email, or in person — when I’m visiting Toronto! Yes, I’ll be in town early in November — and I’ve already booked Wednesday, Nov. 9 for the SnB, so I hope I see you all there. In the meantime, what should I do with this lovely yarn? I think I’d like a nice warm and fancy scarf, since it gets a mite cold down here, I’ve been told. I’ll take any suggestions for a slighly fancy or interesting scarf pattern that would work for this… it’s a light worsted weight, I think.

Next, I did felt those slippers for Mark, and they turned out great:


In fact I’ve actually received and sewed on suede slipper bottoms for them (from Fiber Trends via Elann) but I haven’t taken a picture of it yet. I’ll try to do that soon.

I took a drive down to Wolfville last weekend for a conference at Acadia University, and the fall foliage was just stunning the whole way. I hope to upload those pictures soon so I can bore you with scenery photos, but in the meantime you’ll have to be contented with the trees outside our house, against the beautiful blue autumn sky:


And finally, I really do appreciate all the comments people have left, and I’m feeling extremely guilty about not replying to them — I’ve got a huge backlog. But right now Mark and I are working frantically to send off job applications, due throughout the next month, and I just don’t have time for anything. I don’t have time for this, either, but I feel it’s more efficient than emailing just a few people, which is all I have time for. I will try to get caught up over the weekend…

I’ll leave you with another picture just for Jean, Tigger’s biggest fan:


Posted by Aven at October 26, 2005 02:55 AM

Good, I am glad that you got it. I made one of the scarfs from Stacey’s Sheep in the City blog. It came out very warm and it showed off the yarn well. That might work

Posted by: Dani at October 26, 2005 07:47 PM

You were in Wolfville? You were close to my hood. In fact, my FIL teaches at the Divinity College at Acadia. You were in Gaspereau Valley Fibres territory (a really neat LYS)… Did you go?

Posted by: Stephanie VW at October 28, 2005 11:42 PM