A Bit of Visiting....and other news...
We then went to lunch at the Wild Fork in Utica Square where you can always find really good food, it was a bit crowded but we managed to get right in. From there we took a stroll to Loops where Connie proceeded to have a truly great time, she grabbed up some sock yarn, some dpns and was charmed with the Lucy bag....so she got some yarn for that...and the circs for making it, my daughter bought some wool for the Market bag (which I will be knitting), this was perhaps the first time I've ever walked into a yarn shop and left empty handed, I guess I was getting enough thrills watching them.
We got back to the homestead and I started telling her (while she's writing it all down) about the yarn shops on-line, knitting blogs, etc, it was so much fun seeing her get so excited about it all. My oldest son, Aardron, dropped by to visit with his favourite Auntie, he then jumped up to gather his children to bring over so they could spend some time with her also.
We had a great visit.
Conor starts school next Monday, and yesterday, our last day of the summer together I was really wanting to do something special (last year we went and rode the roller-coaster together, his first time) but sadly, we ended up just having ourselves a quiet day together,( due to a dental appointment I had the day before and was feeling like I needed a more restful day for healing) but I think we had a great day.
There's a website he just loves, and if I knew how to do links I would show you, but that will have to wait for another day. The website shows all kinds of bugs, reptiles, birds, animals, you name it, they've got it and they're all linked together and yes, he really truly loves it.
One more bit of news and this is really fantastic news, one of my dearest friends, Jo, just got home from an 8 month stay in hospital, she's doing very well and I'd go into it more but feel I should get an 'ok' from her first, and really, right now, it's enough that she is finally back home, because we all know....home is where she wants to be. Welcome home sweetheart.
On the personal knitting front....
Here is a photo of the shawl I was working on, finished it, got it blocked and....Ta Da!
I really like this shawl, and am just itching to get started on another lace project but it may have to wait.....socks are forever calling my name, mostly the socks to be made with special names on them for holiday gifts........