Saturday, March 21, 2015

A Soggy Saturday

When I got home earlier this week the weather was quite nice. Traffic, meaning the two cars ahead of me and the one behind, got stopped for a few minutes on the road while an accident was dealt with. It wasn't a spot I normally stop, so I decided to take a picture while I had the chance.


I wish it was like that today. We have our first garden committee meeting this morning, followed by our fund raiser, which is delivering truckloads of bark mulch to various cottages. This involves standing in the back of the truck shovelling the mulch into waiting wheelbarrows. I'm not sure which job is the hardest, the shovelling or the wheelbarrow pushing. What I do know is they are both going to be equally wet. It's pouring outside, with no sign of letting up in the near future. To give you an idea of just how wet it is out there, I just took this picture from my back door.


On a different note I have been meaning to show you the yarn I won in a giveaway over at the Knitionary blog. It's five skeins of luscious Rowan yarn! Sorry for the horrible picture. It's so dark and stormy the light in our cottage is not the best for taking photos.


I've got several knitting projects on the go right now, including this secret project. Miles and miles of garter stitch. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing.


Finally, before I head off to my meeting and subsequent drenching, if you want a good laugh go read this post of Mel's at Coal Valley View. It's her letter to Mr. Zuckerberg. Have a great weekend!

31 comments:

  1. Wet mulch...that's going to leave everyone extra tired today. Good luck! I got a little exercise yesterday shoveling snow, hopefully for the last time this spring. That's quite a haul from Knitionary. Congratulations!

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    1. Fortunately the mulch was covered with a tarp, Rick. My sympathies go out to you having to shovel snow. You've had quite the winter back east!

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  2. I love the look of the yarn, lovely colours. I'm intrigued about your knitting project, my first thought was a very very long scarf :)

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    1. The yarn colours are even prettier in person than the photo, Chickpea. I'm becoming a fan of Rowan's yarns. That could prove to be a dangerous thing! A scarf is a good guess, and it certainly looks like it could be that. But it isn't. :-)

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  3. Wow, you certainly were lucky to have won all that beautiful yarn. I am certainly not envious of all that shovelling mulch. Hope you don't get too wet.

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    1. I was really thrilled to win that yarn! I actually don't mind the shovelling. It's a very good workout. However, I do mind getting wet. :-)

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  4. Your weather may be wet, but at least everything is green instead of white. We are celebrating the first full day of spring with a little wet snow, thankyouverymuch, and looking "forward" to the temp. tonight plunging to -16 C. Augh! But I really don't envy you having to be outside working in the downpour, either. -- Ruth

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    1. I can't believe you are getting more snow and cold temperatures, Ruth. It seems very unfair. Here winter was a non-event. There really wasn't a time this past winter when it wasn't at least a little bit green. There's a cottage for sale just down the street from us if you are interested. :-)

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    2. Ha ha, don't tempt me! My husband has always maintained that we should have retired to the west coast! -- R.

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  5. It's lovely to be inside, dry and warm and with new yarn, when it's tipping down outside isn't it. I really enjoyed Mel's post as well. I hope you get some warm sunshine soon, in the meantime enjoy your enforced inside time with your yarn. CJ xx

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    1. I agree, it is very cozy to be inside when it's pouring down rain, preferably with a cup of tea and a fun project on the needles. :-)

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  6. So which did you get to do? The shoveling or the carting? Your green grass gives me hope that we'll see green soon, too, once all the white melts.

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    1. I shovelled. We ended up waiting until 3:00, and by then it had stopped raining. We have another load to do tomorrow, so I hope the rain stays away until we're done. The green will be there before you know it! I wish I could send some of ours your way. :-)

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  7. Weel i'm intrigued too about your knitting project ! A blanket maybe ? Have a warm and lovely sunday ...

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    1. It turned out to be a better afternoon than morning, and we were able to deliver our load of bark mulch without getting soaked. A blanket is a very good guess! :-)

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  8. What a great win! Rowan yarn is very very nice! Everything looks so lovely and green and fresh but when it rains, man it rains at the Coast. Hmm garter stitch and lots of it hmmm a blanket maybe the a Moderne Blanket from Mason Dixon Knitting or something like that!

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    1. You're right about it being a blanket Chris, but it's not the Mason Dixon one. As for the green, in a way the rain has been a good thing. It was so dry here a week ago I had to go hand water some of my plants!

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  9. I hope the rain has let up by now. Your prize yarn is really beautiful. I'm sure you'll make excellent use of it. I kind of like the idea of miles and miles of garter stitch because it's the only thing I know how to do in knitting! It would help me feel more accomplished as a knitter. :)

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    1. Garter stitch is where every knitter starts out, Jennifer. And, as you can see, it's often where we end back up again. :-)

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  10. Your yarn looks wonderful, well done. I adore all your photos too but I really love the one of the garden with the wet decking. It reminds me of staying warm and dry indoors when the rain is a good excuse to do something nice like knitting or crafts :)

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  11. Thanks for the links to the new blogs - and congrats on your tower of yarn....yummy!

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  12. Congrats on winning some pretty yarn! Lucky you :)

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  13. Yes, that certainly does look wet, Kristie. The winning yarn looks really nice, modern colours, which you will undoubtedly put to excellent use! I love the creamy looking garter stitch, and your tension is perfection.

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  14. we have the same weather, I think Spring has just taken a vacation. Lovely yarn.take care Jaana

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  15. Even in the pouring rain you live in a gorgeous area. Glad you are home safe and sound and of course very happy for you with that great yarn win. Sometimes garter stitch is mind numbing and sometimes it is just the perfect amount of diversion.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  16. I know it's terrible...but I wish I could go out in the pouring rain! It sounds better than snow right now :) I am envious of your green lawn, your beautiful yarn, and that little pine grove by the water! But really, I hope you didn't get too wet :)

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  17. I don't know about your area, but we are needing this rain so badly. And it's cooled down enough that what we are getting now is coming as mountain snow...better late than never but it won't be enough!

    i think miles and miles of garter can be great if you've got a lot going on in other areas of your life. If not though, it gets a bit boring after the first few rows! ;)

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  18. Ooh, what will you do with all that luscious yarn?

    I hope you're weather has perked up. Here we alternate between sun and heavy showers, sometimes of hail. One of the latter yesterday flattened all my garden daffodils, although thankfully they do seem to have picked themselves up a bit this morning.

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  19. You certainly won some lovely yarn, look forward to seeing how you put it to use,
    It's so annoying when you have a day planned and it rains. Even more annoying when the day before and the the day after are so much better!

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  20. What gorgeous yarn and how nice to have something so lovely to knit with if your weather doesn't improve. It's truly terrible here at the moment too. :(

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  21. That does look a very wet day, I'm glad it cleared up so you didn't get wet. Do the dogs like being outside in the rain? Sarah x

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