My friend has traveled far away to get medical help, and I'm in between reports on how she is doing. I can only wait, and hope.
We're in that short few weeks of time known here in Canada as Indian Summer. Not quite summer, not quite autumn. When I walk Fergus in the mornings I see this lone tree, an early adaptor to fall, perched on the rocky outcrop to the west.
This in between time of year is when the goldenrod is in full bloom. It's a reminder of what's to come.
Last weekend Alexandra was here, and next weekend my mom arrives. We will be going to Victoria for a couple days so she can spend some time with Lucy, then we'll be here at the cottage for a few days, and then I will drive her back to Spokane. But this weekend we are in between guests. I almost don't know what to do with myself.
I still feel sort of burned by season 3 of Downton Abbey, but did end up watching season 4 last year. In the UK season 5 starts tonight, while those of us on this side of the pond are stuck in between seasons until next year. Except here's the most amazing thing. I don't have to wait.
Our friends from England, John and Gill, bought something called a Slingbox and connected it to their TV. Then I put the Slingplayer app on my iPad. What this means (and please don't ask me how it works because I haven't got a clue) is that I can now watch their TV. The app even has a remote control and I can record shows, or in the case of Downton, a whole series. It just doesn't get any better than that!
After I finished knitting my Tea with Jam and Bread sweater I had the itch to cast on a completely new project. Since I have three other fairly major projects on the needles right now I worked hard to fight of that urge. I ended up compromising by casting on a teeny, tiny project. One that would only take a couple of evenings, and also one that used nothing but stash yarn. I needed an "in between" project. Introducing...
To give you an idea of just how small these woodland creatures are, here's Hedgehog Jr. standing next to a blackberry.
I've been wanting to try some of the Mochimochi Land patterns for a long time. They didn't disappoint. I think these might be the cutest things I've ever knit. They were definitely the fastest!