Saturday, October 25, 2014

And so it starts


Woke up to 30°F at just before 7am and the white stuff, still right on 30° now at 10:30 and still snowing. I got home from my DesertMesa trip on Tuesday with a few groceries and brand new snow tires, just in time from the looks of it. Bought more of the Nokian tires, called aggressive, got 5 years out of last set. So was comfortable paying the big price to get more of the same.

DesertMesa was as usual a really good time, closest thing I have to family. 46 spinners (some borderline certifiable), lots of laffs and crazy stuff. Traded away a pair of socks for spinning fibre, pix next time as its still in the car. Bought one skein of sock yarn from Smith and Ewe in one of her special colourways and 4 silk hankies for Denise. Pix of me spinning, Bill H wearing a pair of my mini socks on his glasses (he fixed a bobbin for me), then Gail in her new shawl from SheliaK, and then part of spinning circle. I picked up prescriptions while in town (3 mos supply) so hoping I don't have to back into town until refills are needed.



Football Saturday, MI plays MI State later and I imagine State will win the game, MI just isn't very good this year, betting there will be a coach change at the end of the season (if not sooner).

Will work on second sock of this pair, black with lots of reds & oranges.


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

On the road again

Off in the morning, first to Williams Lake, then Thursday to Cache Creek and DesertMesa. Spinning, nattering, more spinning, maybe some knitting.

Will be looking into new snowtires, wanting to look at Nokian again, got 5 winters out of last set.

Taking tomatoes to eat while in CC, would miss them if I don't.

Will try and post more as soon as I can.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Home

Came down my driveway Friday just after 3:30 pm, stopped and picked up unloader Dorian on the way by, he unloaded car in about 10 minutes, would have taken me 2 days at least. $20 and he was happy and so was I. Had stopped in Spences Bridge to get tomatoes but my usual place was u-pick and most were quite a way at the back so carried on to Hilltop Gardens and got 45 lbs there, 20 lbs went to Len & Denise and I brought 25 lbs home for me. Cost a bit more but worth it not to have to climb around field to pick.

Koigu I ordered from Toronto arrived while I was gone, lots of reds for upcoming gloves (mostly reds for Marion) and some blues & purples. With what I had on hand should be set now for the winter glove knitting.


Home now until time to leave for Desert Mesa, will be the last hurrah for this season, then time to hunker down for winter. Will get new snow tires in Williams Lake on the way home, last Nokian winter tires, got 5 winters driving on them. Have $$ in budget for the tires altho may be surprised in how much the prices have gone up. But absolutely needed for driving in here from now until mid April.