Jim and I got tickets to see Canada play against Finland in the World League Volleyball games being held this weekend at the John Labatt Centre. We had a great time! The game was fast and full of action. Sadly, Canada lost, but it was a close game. Yes, I was knitting in the stands, but sorry, no pictures.
After the game we wandered into a used book store and I made a different score:
That's Alice Starmore's Celtic Needlepoint in mint condition for $9. Score! I also got myself some other lovely little treats this weekend, such as the mortar and pestle you see in the upper left corner of the picture above. I've wanted that particular item for a while. The way the wood is stained in different colors really appeals to me.
This morning we made a special trip to get a green man:
I love the full lips and shifty eyes on this guy. Traditionally, he should have the leaves coming from his mouth, but this incarnation looks a little more benevolent.
Another score is that over night more flowers have popped into bloom. These irises decorate my front step:
I don't know what these are though. Can anyone tell me?
I have them in both white and red, which hasn't bloomed yet. They have a honeycomb look from the top view, and spiky bits coming out the bottom that give them a fiercely beautiful appearance.
I may be scoring some new threads soon since I've been knitting up a storm on the pink top and I hope to see it finished this weekend. Bear with me a bit, this blog will return to knitting content shortly.
I hope you are all having an excellent weekend. Go sniff a flower for me, okay?