Thursday, July 10, 2008

Back to the Usual

It's a sad day today for me. My BF left this morning for the airport to go back to Alberta. Her brother and his family are leaving later today. So it's back to the same old, same old. We'll be heading to the camper tomorrow afternoon. That'll be interesting -- no campfires. As of yesterday noontime there is a ban on open fires within 305m of wooded areas across all of Nova Scotia. We haven't had rain in ages, and there's none in the forecast for any time soon. The news said that unless we get "significant rainfall" the ban could last til mid-September. No roasted hot dogs and marshmallows this weekend. :( Right now it's cloudy, and we're getting a few showers. Actually, it's raining kinda hard. That's a good thing. Oh, it stopped. Gotta love Nova Scotia!

Ma's vanilla sock made with Patons Stretch Sock in sugar. Standard 2.25mm needles, 60sts.

The baby dress I'm making. Hope to have enough for the bonnet as well. Booties would be nice, too, but if there isn't enough I won't be heartbroken or anything.

My progress so far on the baby dress. Definitely not a quick knit! Six repeats done so far. And this is just the front!

Pillars of Atlantis, sock one.

Fortissima Socka has gone down in price. Now instead of $17.95 it's $14.95. I have ordered three new colors as well as three new colors of Austerman. (All with the Knit Niters in mind -- they'll just love me! I know their soft spots and colorways.) The company we used to get the Austerman from no longer carries it. One of the other companies, one we don't get a whole bunch from, carries it now, and they don't do variety bags. Our order with the new Bernat Sox should be here any time now, too.

Happy knitting!


Blogger Marti said...

I have that baby pattern. If you're using Beehive Baby in pink, I've got plenty of it, if you do decide that you want to make the booties and the bonnet.

1:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry that your visit had to end with your BF. It's nice that you are still such great friends. And think, if you didn't have to say goodbye temporarily for a while, then "hello" again wouldn't be so great to look forward to! I'll try and send you guys some of our Southern England Rain we've been getting almost daily!

4:17 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

The baby dress is sweet. I love the colour!

Glad you had a good visit with your friend and just think how great it will be next time!

9:31 PM  
Blogger Frieda said...

Love your socks and the baby outfit will be gorgeous when it's done . It's hard to get back into everyday routine after a visit that you enjoyed so much .

Have a great week-end camping ...

5:26 PM  
Blogger Heddy said...

the socks are lovely (Pillars of Atlantis) ... the colour is really nice!

When did you add music to your blog? the last 2 times I have checked to see if you posted, it has scared the be-jeepers outta me!

12:31 PM  
Blogger Barbara from Nova Scotia said...

So when will the new yarn be in, or maybe it's in already? I'll be on the South Shore Aug 8th, and might need to meander down for a visit (and fondle the yarn, naturally!).

9:58 AM  
Anonymous Mason said...

It's lovely design for baby dress!!

3:13 AM  

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