First of all, I wanted to answer the question several of you had about the sweaters Ella and Lucy were wearing in the picture of their meet-up. I did knit Ella's, but can't take credit for Lucy's. I wish I could say I had made it, but to be honest I'm just not sure I am a dedicated enough knitter to put that much work into something that will only fit for such a short amount of time.
Here is what I've been up to while I've been away from the blog.
I've made a teeny tiny dress for Ella.
It might be teeny tiny, but it's huge on Ella!
While I was in visiting Rebekah and Ella we went to Granville Island. The Broom Co. is one of my favourite shops there. It's like visiting a store in Diagon Alley.
I harvested the basil. It was a bumper crop this year, which resulted in a triple batch of pesto. I freeze it in small portions so we are able to enjoy it throughout the winter. There's no comparison between it and the store bought stuff.
We've had visitors. Fortunately for my garden's sake they stayed across the street at the neighbour's house. This picture was not taken with a zoom lens. They actually let me get this close to them!
Alexandra and I took a road trip to Spokane to visit my mom. Those of you who have been reading my blog for awhile know how much my mom loves her slot machines. She had a blast showing Alexandra how they worked. Me, well, I stood there watching and trying not to choke on all the cigarette smoke. This casino is on an Indian Reserve near Spokane, and the reserves are about the only places left in the US where indoor smoking is allowed.
There have been hikes up Teapot Hill. Lots of them. I'm trying to get in shape for my upcoming five day walk in Ireland.
Of course there's been knitting. There's always knitting! This is a little vest for Ella. Rebekah and Anton live in a basement suite, and it's a little on the chilly side. I'm hoping this will help keep Ella warm.
That's a sampling of the past week and a half. Wednesday I fly to Ireland for my Big Adventure. I'm not packed, I'm not ready, I'm a nervous wreck (I really, really hate flying), but I'm also very excited. I can't promise a blog post every day while I'm away, but I do hope to drop in here with regular updates, and hopefully at least a few pictures that don't have dark rain clouds in the background.
Have a great weekend!