If you are a regular reader (i.e. my mum) you will have noticed the blog was a bit quiet. I went on holiday! I was finally well enough to do a little walking and we had some spare annual leave so we booked a holiday to Canada! We flew in to Toronto and then toured around a bit of Ontario in a campervan. We are both in love and have to go back. It was peak colour time for the trees and we had the most amazing weather. I managed a few short walks and a monster canoeing trip, it was heavenly.
I took the gloves-from-hell with me and only managed to knit about half of one finger, there was just too much else to do. I did of course manage to visit some yarn shops in Toronto: Romni Wools, if you think you’ve seen a “palace of wool” as a friend and I used to call an Edinburgh wool shop called McAree Brothers, you ain’t seen nothing yet. The husband was somewhat bemused.
I wanted to buy some local yarn and found it at Lettuce Knits! I seem to be incapable of stopping buying 4 ply. Maybe I should actually start knitting socks… I was also after some aran weight as I have a hat in mind for someone, but whilst they had some lovely organic local yarn it was way too itchy to use for a hat, so the search goes on.
Being that it was autumn and there were loads of truly amazing colours in the Sugar maple leaves I did collect a few of those from the ground and press them in my guide book, so they should feature in a few projects coming soon.