vendredi 30 septembre 2011

purple shawl


I started this knitting project
...last winter.

I put it aside all spring and got back at it every evening of august,
determined to wear it this fall!

That's how knitting goes for me.
Especially when I force myself to NOT start to knit
anything else until I finish this first one.

Does it even make sense?

I think I'm going to try the OPPOSITE from now on.
Start many knits at once and enjoy the variation, jumping from one to another.

knitted in Kid Aran, aubergine,
by Fleece Artist (from Halifax)

it's a 50% kid mohair
50% wool

I used 5.5 mm needles

How many knitting projects do you have at a time?

mercredi 28 septembre 2011


One late august afternoon,
at Lakeside Park.

le pigeon

vendredi 16 septembre 2011


This year I've tried one brand new thing:

Joining a community garden!

With 20 or so other people,
including my neighbour and friend Kalika,
we all had some crops on a piece of land 15 minutes out of town.

On a beautiful farm belonging to charming people, Audrey & Marvin.

I did tomatoes, peppers, and some basil.
Well all my pepper plants died cause I put them out too soon.
But the tomatoes survived and they're just starting to ripen now.

Even better if put by the know, warm nights etc.

So I'm hoping the others members
of the community garden will appreciate them
as much as I enjoy their crops of
beans, lettuce, onion, garlic (which was so much fun to braid) ...and SQUASH !

All kinds of squash.
Here are some yellow crookneck ones.

I can't wait to harvest some of the bigger carving pumpkin too,
they're huge.

mercredi 14 septembre 2011

sunday morning ritual

Sunday mornings...
haaa (deep breathing)

Weither it's going to be a lazy day or a super productive one,
I love drinking yerba mate.
I find it helps us focusing without getting the jitters.

This chocolate hazelnut mate brewed in the morning sun,

When I took that picture,
I did not know how much
I was going to need mental clarity that day!

mardi 13 septembre 2011

Idaho Peak

So we went there for the spectacular view and for the incredible flowers...

T'was a windy hike...

Our favorite:

Anemone occidentalis
The Western Anemone
This is actually the seed head of the flower, which blooms when the snow melts.

Ok so that's where painters get their inspiration!

And the view!
Not even from the 360 degrees look out!
Kim, it does get better up there!