Friday, September 7, 2007

On The Needles (Adriana)

I am one of those people who gets stressed by having too many projects on the needles. I have a couple of sock mates to work through, my drop stitch lace tank, mom's log cabin squares and some top secret Christmas knitting. In fact, my WIP pile look something like this:
onthe go
That's too chaotic for me. It's time to shelve the second socks and the tank (thought that's for another reason) and focus on Christmas knitting while slogging through mom's blanket (just kidding, mom, you know I love log cabining).
This means that I don't have much to show you by way of knitting pictures so I thought I'd show off some vacation pictures instead.

As I said last week we were off to cottage country for the long weekend. Pete saw his play at dawn and got this great picture of mist coming off the lake at 7am.

The town where we were staying was pretty dinky although it did have an excellent yarn store with Noro, Rowan, Fleece Artist and Collinette (I was good and didn't buy anything). Other than that there wasn't a whole lot to do there. The high points of the trip definitely were spending time with Gen at her cottage (I got to kayak!) and visiting the Haliburton Sculpture Forest. This was associate with the local school of art and was super cool. As we wandered down paths in the forest we periodically came upon pieces of art. The best ones looked organic, like they had grown there.
This is the wire figure of a man reaching upwards

A scene right out of the Chronicles of Narnia, as Beaver and I look up at the lamppost

Pete surveyed his territory from the S-shaped stone structure

All in all it was a lovely weekend, even if minimal knitting occurred. Now I'm having fun juggling working full time and going to school. Luckily work is done in a week at which point I'll be able to relax and focus on the things that are important to me: my exciting new school program and, of course, my knitting :)
Have a great weekend, everyone!


Heather G. said...

Can't wait to hear about your program!

spillyjane said...

your halibut weekend looks like it was lots of fun! the pictures are very nice.

Azura said...

I will put up the pictures from the long weekend... eventually. They're still on my camera

Stephanie said...

Weather looks great! Love the pictures! I went backpacking along the Appalachian trail this weekend, I hope some of my pictures turn out that good.