It is very hard to believe it is mid August already. It has been busy here at Chez Chrissie this past month. We did get the Adirondack/ Muskoka chairs finally painted. I love them, they are super comfy and have nice big arms for cold /hot drinks, knitting projects and books to rest upon. At night we light up out old tiki torches, (with citronella oil) sit in our chairs and gaze vacantly into the night sky! Last night a really big horned owl swooped by. It startled me as it was so quiet. We watch the fruit bats zooming around picking up the bugs. Sometimes they get a little too low so that's when I high tail it into the house. I have been dive bombed by a bat and its a little too freaky for me.
We have been busy the last two weeks helping our daughter move in Victoria. We have moved our kids, and all the elders numerous times in the past decade. We are known as the Cotton Top Movers. A dubious distinction to be sure! Hey its your family and that's what you do. Victoria is such a beautiful city .
|I love the hot pink petunias next to the lime green plant|
Victoria is a city with the most amazing gardens but I didn't have a lot of time for garden picture taking.
There was Ikea furniture to assemble. We painted some older darker end tables for her bedroom.
New apartments are designed to be much smaller than their older counterparts. We spent a bit of time figuring out and installing closet and cupboard organizers.We had a discussion about us downsizing and living a more minimalist lifestyle. Hmmm. The comment was made that I would have to get rid of all my fabric, wool and crafty stuff. Screeechhh, put the brakes on that idea!!
If you zoom into this picture, you will see a rather large river otter running down the sidewalk. We were about a block up from the ocean, I would have expected a sea otter maybe ,but a river otter, not so much. It sure startled all of us.
Archie has now relocated to Victoria too. He is now a metro condo dog. It sure seems strange not to have him here anymore. I will have to start sweeping the kitchen floor more regularly,I will miss the cleaning service !
No more rolling in the dirt and water little friend. In honour of his upcoming move a trip to the groomers was in order.
|Who is this white dog?|
Before our big trek to the Coast I finished my Dancette.
I am seriously loving this triangular shawl/scarf!! The pattern again is Dancette, a pattern by IGK. Carrie is a super designer, her patterns are well written, easy to follow and very stylish.
What totally amazed me is I have clothes that matched the yarn perfectly, now how does that work heh heh!!
This is such an interesting pattern. It uses two different colours and I hope you can see the stripes in the body of the shawl. The border has a nice chevron pattern.
It forms a nice raised pattern that adds a textural dimension to the shawl. Colour plus texture, can it get any better that that?
What really makes this shawl pop is the beautiful yarn I used. It is Mulberry Cashmerino Fine, a beautifully soft merino wool cashmere mix. It is like buttah to knit with. The colours I used are Raspberry and Squash. The pictures I have taken do not do justice to this beautiful yarn.
This yarn is dyed locally by my friend Sally, she is an incredibly talented knitter and dyer. Her colours are awesome, I have knit with many of her yarns and just love them. There are a few projects on my Ravelry project page that have been made with Mulberry Yarn- Fiddlehead Mitts, Purple Jazz Wrap and Cradle me Blanket all used this yarn.. I have plans for more!!
|beautiful sunsets in Victoria|
Happy knitting friends