Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday photo

Our unusually mild and bright weather is slowly giving way to more seasonable temperatures.  Though it's still quite pleasant for November, here's a not-so-subtle reminder that winter isn't far behind.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Along with the unusual weather, we've had some unusual skies, even for Saskatchewan -- which calls itself "Land of Living Skies" for good reason.  Tonight's sunset was spectacular.


Monday, November 16, 2009

Good morning!

Sunrise over my neighbourhood.  Haven't seen one like this in awhile.

Happy Monday!  Have a great week!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Kiwi Loves...Knits

Sea Waves Shawl by LamaWorks

Gauntlett Style Smittens by Waysideviolet 

Chunky Mobius Cowl by Pixiebell 

White Cable Mittens by KindredKnits

Truly only a micro sampling of my faves.  There are so many more I'd like to buy, or try to knit, for myself or as gifts!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Monday photo

Despite our unseasonably warm and sunny weather this past week, I'm seriously missing summer. I've been sorting out my summer pictures and I was pleasantly surprised to recall taking this one.  I photographed this inquisitive fellow on a lovely summer afternoon in Niagara Falls.

Friday, November 6, 2009

The Friday File

Just bought the pattern for these mittens, not because I'm a huge fan of Twilight (actually the whole Twilight thing utterly perplexes me -- another post for another day, perhaps) but because I *love* gauntlett-style mittens.  They are really the ideal mittens to wear for a Saskatoon winter.  The Saskatchewan winter wind gets into your clothes everywhere and feels like a million tiny razors slashing your skin.  Rather like the Florida equivalent of sand in your bathing suit, without the beach, or the sun, or the ocean. These mittens will cover my arms up to the elbow and give me just one more layer of protection.  In case you're curious, no, you never get used to  a Saskatchewan winter.

The really exciting part, though, is that knitting these mittens will represent my first attempt at a cable pattern, and I'm looking forward to the challenge. I just finished crocheting a vintage-inspired cover for a throw pillow,  and so was in need of a new project.  Now to pick the wool -- something durable and warm, I think, in red or burgundy, perhaps? We'll see how they turn out!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Monday photo

A cheery image with which to start the week.  Is there anything more beautiful than a perfect autumn day?