Showing posts from September, 2014

Back in BC

Arrived Gail's just after 4 on Monday. Major stop at Costco and then a smaller one at Freddie's in Bellingham. No line up at the border and that was good, quite often at that time of day can be 60 minute wait, a breeze on Monday.

OFFF as usual was one of the hi-lites of my travels this year. BJ and Jim from Prince George, BC saw me at breakfast in the motel and she said you're the Socklady, then came and visited with Gail & I, what a delightful couple, both G and I agree it was a special morning, then we met up with them again at OFFF and again on Sunday. Also got to meet Pam Salisbury from NwRSA at breakfast, she knew me but I don't recall ever meeting her before. Terry Morris 'the Sailing Knitter' came by the spinning circle and introduced herself on Saturday another super nice person. Friend Dorothy also came by for a long afternoon visit.

Have pix but camera is in the car, will add when I get home. Planning on leaving here Thursday morn, into Wms. Lake,…


Left home Monday for Williams Lake, stuff there needed dealt with, then Tuesday south. Met Kristie in Chilliwack at King Timmies, not near long enuff visit, then in the pouring rain to Gails just east of Vancouver. Then on Wednesday picked up Sally and took her shopping then we had lunch at a new to me place called Cora's, soup & sandwich, good enuff that I'd go back someday, then Wednesday after supper G and I went to Wednesday Nite Nitters. Today is a do nothing day, leave in the morning for the states, hopefully in good weather all the way to Canby, OR. OFFF starts Saturday.

This & That

Finished the pair of socks for the KAL with the Addicted to Socks group. Regia Canadian color, vintage yarn from the stash. Back now to another KAL pair this time my favorite Monstersocks, have first sock done and 2nd is now down almost to the heel, hopefully with all the football games on this weekend should finish or come close.

Can West propane truck just in to fill my tank for upcoming winter. Hadn't had tank filled since last January, prudent use of propane furnace, ofter find it easier to just wear woolies. This stuff is almost liquid gold, nearly $1000 to fill tank, and here I thought I wouldn't have any big bills this month. I always pay the driver so won't have to worry about the bill coming in early October.

Still summer

High today is predicted to be 27°C (81°F), mornings now are below freezing most every day, perfect weather for getting under big down comforter at night. Trees are changing color fast, I was going to go out on front porch and get a pix of trees in what we always called the spruce swamp, but prolly 1000 flies in between screen and big door made me decide to wait until they all go back where they came from. Am vacuuming up several hundred at a time from window in mud room, never have found how they get in. Wind is picking up and leaving are even starting too fall.

Washed all my woolies this morning in Eucalan, 24 pair of my socks and the drying rack full of goodies, gloves and socks for other peoples.The bobbins of the Crown Mtn Farms super wash merino, had 8 oz to start with. Now spinning plain white sw to ply with CMF's once its done.


Have had to add comment moderation to my blog, 6+ spam messages a day, unfortunate that the spammers are still out there.

Should finish the second stripey sock sometime tomorrow for the Addicted to Socks KAL. Then the second Monstersock for the Sock Knitters on Ravelry KAL. Then if I can still spell my name will do the second handspun gray sock.

Ordered mostly solid colors of Koigu from 2 different places, one in Nevada and the other in Toronto, both had colors I wanted out of stock. Will check back in a month or so to the Toronto store to see if new stock has come in. Several different shades of reds, blues and a couple of greens. Once socks are finished will go back to making more gloves.

Had a mouse caught by one foot in a trap last night, put on gloves and dropped it out on the back porch, would have opened trap but it was biting on my glove, old gloves and I thought it might get thru to a finger so dropped it. Everything gone this morning, hoping something came along to eat it.


Finished the first of the gray handspun socks, took a pix then set it aside. Have ribbing done on sock #2, will now be alternating between the socks left to do, a bit here and a bit there.

Then went to the KAL Monstersock and last night finished the first of this pair.

Straight away picked up the stripey Regia sock for the Addicted to Socks KAL, that's the one I am aiming to finish next. Have been really enjoying having a variety of projects to work on, keeps the interest.

According to my buddies at Environment Canada's weather page (choke, snorkle etc.) the predicted lows for Tatlako are -3°C (27°F) for tonight and then -8°C (18°F) for tomorrow, Yeehaw and so it starts. Even my small furry friends are trying to get in the warm house, yeah right, not acceptable, caught 2 last night and will set even more traps for tonight.

In between sock knitting, laundry, meals (that is easy tomatoes, tomatoes tomatoes) have also been at the spinning wheel, finished the first bobbin of the m…

To much on my plate

Have 4 pair of socks on the go just now.

Gray BFL-Silk mix handspun

KAL on Addicted to Socks (am I ever). The yarn I choose isn't as stripey as I had hoped for but should do OK.

Another KAL this time on Ravelry's Sock Knitters, Monstersocks right up my alley.

And the black socks with all the reds and oranges.

I had made my last DR appointment (prescription refills) for last Friday especially so I could get to Farmers Market, bought 20 lbs tomatoes and sweet corn, have had tomatoes with every meal since I got home. Don't think I'll ever get tired of them.

11° C or 51°F and its raining, nothing spectacular but its wet and can almost see things getting green again. Got to see the leftovers from the fire that had closed Highway 20 earlier in August fire came right up to edge of the road, must have been impressive to see when it was really going.

9pm and still raining, temp is at +8°C (46°F) and supposed to go down in to upper 30's F overnight, I'll bet that there…