First things first. Right after my last blog post, we came back to the cottage and a gorgeous evening. It felt like a reward for sitting through a number of cold and wet days. The weather since has been a good mix of sunny days with overcast ones. Sometimes, in the fog of reminiscence, you forget that not all the days of your holiday are sunny. In short, the weather overall has been quite favourable.
The crafting has taken on a different focus. I managed to finish the second sock of a pair destined to be a gift, but knitting has fallen to the wayside. In its place is some Shake-n-Make work. The photo above is of one element of our site-specific installation for the Hamilton Supercrawl in September. We’re making reverse appliqué beaded “cozies” for three concrete planters along James Street North. The holidays, for which most of my current knitting is destined, are at least four months away. The Supercrawl is only five or six weeks away. The great thing with priorities is that you can almost always shuffle them around (just ask my collection of short stories – sigh).