It’s been several years since I was on the east coast of Canada (something I should really try to correct more often), and it was a good time. I got to catch up with a knitter friend, see lots of green spaces (and a bit of rain, something practically foreign to southern Ontario right now, sob), and I came back with an overflowing armload of things to make other things.
Thanks to The Mariner’s Daughter, Have A Yarn, Gaspereau Valley Fibres, and Lismore Sheep Farm, I came back with 2 new pairs of socks, a circular shawl, and a new cabled sweater. (Some assembly required. From top to bottom, that’s a skein of Lichen and Lace sock, a skein of Handmaiden Casbah sock, 1600m of Fleece Artist fingering weight BFL wool, and a bunch of heathery dark brown worsted weight sheepswool from Lismore Sheep Farm. Even got to meet some of the sheep!)
I also nabbed a bit of fabric from Patch to further my future sewing ambitions, and a couple of local fruit liqueurs to add to my bar cart and cocktail recipes. (It’s still in the category of “stuff to make stuff with” if it’s making cocktails, right? Right. Also: above photo from the delightful Ironworks stock, I made out with just a couple of bottles.)
I also got some knitting time in on a couple of projects, including a sweater that has been neglected the last couple of months! All in all a good time, lots of bounty to return home with, and now I get to contemplate which new project to cast on with first. It’s my birthday this weekend and I’d like to start a new thing to celebrate.
Hope you’re having a good week out there, knitter friends! Either on vacation or closer to home.