How quickly the the summer flies by. You wait for it, plan outings and fun, assuming you’ll get good weather (never fails, it rains that day you were sure of heat) and then… it’s suddenly over. September brings routines; some new, some re-established. And then, like clockwork: a cold nip in the air! You feel it on your arms first, that little bite of cold in the morning that announces the change of the seasons. Time to KNIT vests, coats, hats and scarves (!) Okay, 12 of them. I started with a RED one for myself. Then a few knit deprived souls pleaded and raved loudly about them so I got this Eureka moment: I’ll knit one for all on my Christmas list! Like a locomotive train on the Kamloops/ Jasper corridor I chugged along, churning them out one after another after another…
^ This was a small side dish of summer knitting. I spent most of the summer on a cabled wonder for myself (I aim to be very warm when this predicted COLD Fall/winter gets here)
Some of this knitting was done while ~ahem~ ON VACATION!! Yes Air Canada let me board their plane with that daunting cable pin! I prid near knit a whole sleeve just waiting to board! (It was my ~shoes~ that set off the security alarm! There I sat without shoes for almost an hour! Turns out I had creosode on them from being near those dang train tracks! Who knew? Of all the things to upset an airport!)
But what a nice time I had in Beautiful British Columbia’s interior. We did long drives that got us lost.
We did finally make it to Armstrong B.C. Land of CHEESE and sheep and bunnies. Oh and WOOL. The whole town was gearing up for a cheese and sheep festival with lots of alpaca, merino, quivet and other various other unnamed sheep rovings – all over fun for knitters and weavers. It was ~here~ that I melted down, having LOST my camera! Classic Louise. A huge upset that involved many who helped me to find my dang camera (I had buried it in the lovely sheep wool LABEL of the yarn I had purchased!) (?) Crisis averted, we then went on our way and toured the many apple orchards of Vernon. B.C. The color of Land in these parts is rather colorless. True desert wilderness. However, the color of the many lakes took me quite by surprise. From intense aqua blue to Lime Lime green. Was I drugged? Nope. This was our Beautiful ~Natural~ British Columbia! Thems are KNITTERS colors! I tried to capture the color of fun.