Monday, August 04, 2008

Weekend wrap up.

I've spent my weekend preparing to go on holidays. We're leaving Friday night (August 8th) for Rockland to visit Jim's brother and tour the Ottawa area. So lots of cleaning and shopping and organizing to do. Plus knitting! Our hosts and their children will be getting knitted gifts and I've knit almost an entire mitten this weekend. It's a big one too, 92 sts around. Whew! But I've just the thumb to do and I'm done.

What with all the planning I've been speculating on what knitting I should bring on the trip. I've narrowed down the field to a sock with a simple pattern and possibly the Icarus shawl. The project must be light, small, moderately interesting, yet easy to do. Two projects would be good in case one doesn't pan out.

For a break from power knitting, I'm discovering how to get StumbleUpon to give me knit-related sites. Some things it turned up were no surprise, but KnitPro is a nifty new tool and I especially liked the blanket knit with a quote from Richard Rutt in The History of Hand Knitting. Then there's a UK version of Knitty called Knit on the Net, and some wild and crazy knit pics. Stumbling through the web is very addictive. Proceed with caution.

BTW - I spent my Friday evening with the Twist Collective. What a smart magazine, in all senses of the word. If you haven't seen it yet, you must go look. Off with you now! Nothing to see here, I'll have mitten pictures next time.


  1. I know what you mean about StumbleUpon. I've wasted many hours with that little toy! But I never get tired of it... it's improved considerably the last few years as more people have joined in... such a huge variety of sites!

  2. Bon vacances.

    Since you'll be in Ottawa area, why not pay a visit to King Steve and smack him upside the head:

    The Ministry of Knitting is woefully underfunded and we really need to get more Stash Houses set up to help keep the knitaholics off the street. And if not off the street, at least safe with access to uninfected needles.