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Friday 04/09/2015

It’s a new month, my counting is done and I’m starting to finally think about FALL!  The Fall has always been my absolute favourite season,  possibly because my birthday is in October and growing up in northern Ontario meant experiencing the most breathtakingly beautiful change of scenery.  So, I’ve never been one to lament the passing of summer… I say bring on the cooler evenings, crunchy leaves, homemade soup and sweaters!

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Possibly in anticipation of the cooler weather, I’ve been in a bit of a hat groove the last few weeks.  I so loved knitting with Acadia for my Lucinda (if things cool down this weekend, I’m hoping to get some pictures taken of the finished item!) that I decided to make a striped hat matching my leftover Thistle with the most perfectly named Blueberry.  If the Canadian dollar wasn’t so depressingly low, I’d bring in other lines from the Fibre Company without hesitation.  You really feel that there’s care and love behind the brand and the quality speaks for itself.

I also decided to join the latest hat KAL from Karen Templer of Fringe Association.  This time it was the lovely Laurus and I used pink and grey Madelinetosh Vintage that I had left from my Lucy Hat.  If you want to dip your toe into a bit of colourwork this is a great pattern to try.  I made the beanie version, but I think I’ll make another with a bit more length.

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I’ve finished my toe-up pair of summer socks, and I really like how the colour blocks turned out.  Knitting with the Cascade Heritage Sock is a real joy.

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My weekend knitting plan is to finish my Monkey socks, so good thing there’s lots of tennis, golf and baseball to watch!  Go Jays!!

A few randoms:

Check out this amazing animated short from TED-Ed that explains how dogs smell… it does a wonderful job of succinctly explaining something that’s so amazingly complex.

This herb potato chickpea kale salad is on my list for the weekend…. the dressing sounds divine.

Aren’t these backpack charms fun?  I think this would be a terrific project for a children’s birthday party.

If anyone is heading to Denmark before January, you must check out this exhibit of Bjorn Wiinblad at Arken, the Museum of Modern Art.  Wiinblad is my absolute favourite designer of all time and I’m sorry I’ll miss seeing this.  There’s an absolutely stunning ceramic fountain that he designed in Tivoli Gardens that is worth the price of admission.

Happy long weekend everyone!

S.

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