Saturday, October 12, 2013

I Could Knit, But...

If someone says, hey, you know, this long weekend let's go skydiving, I would say, are you nuts? I'd just as soon sit down and have a cup of tea. -- Rick Mercer
How come the word "weekend" has the word "end" in it? For me, weekends are just the beginning... a time to relax and enjoy doing the things I don't get time to do during the work week. And this being a long weekend (it's Thanksgiving here in Canada) is even better: more time to do more stuff... or to focus seriously on doing nothing.

Heh, like that ever happens with my non-stop brain.

It seems that my yarn hobby is still mostly a weekend hobby. It's not that I haven't tried to knit during the week. I carry my knitting with me in a bag to and from work in the hopes that I'll find the time and the space to knit a few stitches, but all I've done is clock a bunch of extra miles on the knitting bag. By the time I get home in the evening and do all my chores before bedtime, I'm just too dull and sleepy to risk knitting.

As my friend, dkzack, says, "Friends don't like tired friends knit."

So, weekend knitting continues. Currently, the project looks like this:

When I looked at this photo, I was startled by how much it reminded me of a photo I took during a little lunch time jaunt to a nearby park. I guess it really must be an autumn sweater:

But weekend knitting is being seriously compromised by the great weather we've been having. If the forecast is for sunshine (or for a mostly dry day), that triggers the lets-get-outta-here response in us. Today, we decided to go out and explore Cowichan Bay, which is only a few minutes' drive from us. We've been there before on a beautifully foggy day, but we decided to see what it is like in the sunshine.

So we arrived, had some lunch (fish and chips for the hubby, and Thai chicken salad for me), and then we explored. We poked around in the local bakery and the local cheese shop next door. Since we had Rascal with us, we took turns going in. I didn't even mind waiting outside with such a pretty display to admire:

I am totally going to try making this "flower bread" sometime.

We walked along to water and drank in the sunshine:

Rascal loves the sun, but being the fluffiest of us, he got a tad overheated and needed a break in the shade:

So, that was Saturday. I've decided that I'm going to try and get at least two more stripes onto that sweater before the weekend is over. It's totally possible... unless I try making that bread. And I've got a roast to cook. And some laundry to do. Hmm... I best get to it...


YarnKettle said...

Happy Thanksgiving! You enjoy your time. If you knit, if you don't knit just enjoy it.

AdrieneJ said...

I hope you had a good Columbus Day! I don't know what you do for it, but I'm sure it was great.