Monday, March 28, 2016

A Short Long Weekend

The Easter long weekend has come and gone. Well, sort of come and gone. Today is Easter Monday, and I always find it a bit confusing. In Canada it is one of those semi-holidays. Schools, libraries, the post office and government offices are closed, but for everyone else it seems to be a regular day.

Rebekah, Anton and Ella were out for an overnight, and we had so much fun watching Ella explore.




This was her first experience with grass. Or, more accurately in the case of our lawn, moss, clover and buttercups.




Ella had her first trip up Teapot Hill. She seemed to enjoy the experience, but then again, who wouldn't if they got carried all the way up?

While Rebekah was here she kindly agreed to take some pictures of a couple of my finished knitting projects.




This is my Buchanan sweater, which is a Kate Davies design. I started this last August but then put it aside for a "few weeks" and cast on something else. Then another something else, etc., etc. The end result is those few weeks morphed into a few months, and now that I've finally finished it the weather has turned too warm to wear it. I fall into the crafter's category of Slow Learner.




I'm curious. Is today a holiday in your neck of the woods?

25 comments:

  1. Today is not a holiday here. We're on spring break from school this week, though. My husband asked me yesterday if today was "Holy Monday" and if so, would that preclude him from taking something to the post office. Nope, not as far as I'm aware. The garbage truck came, so all systems seem to be go. I love that photo of Rebekah and Ella! They are both so pretty. Your sweater is gorgeous and it looks really nice on you. I hope you have a good week, Kristie.

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  2. Love that sweater !! What yarn did you use? Your colours are terrific! We all have those special projects that have time outs. Ella is cute as a button! We were all talking at dinner last night about Easter Monday- if you are unionized you get it off , if not, it's off to work. I wonder how that all started and why. Have a great week

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  3. Love your sweater, as case of better late than never. I actually have all the yarn under my side table to start a cardigan for myself and that's as far as I got. Yes, today is a holiday here, busy afternoon in the garden, its really more restful at work!!

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  4. Since all 3 of the real workers in the family had to go off to work today, I told Noah my only schooling child that, No - you'd don't have a holiday today. It is weird, though, that some people work and some don't. I'm sure when I was a kid it was a holiday for everyone (here in Canada). Your sweater is beautiful!

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  5. Ella looks like she must always be a happy baby with such a delightful smile! As always, your handiwork amazes me--all that detail.

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  6. Here in north Wales in the uk it is a holiday. It's what is called a bank holiday here, when the banks are closed and pretty much everything else bar the big corporates. It makes for a four day break and is traditionally the time when people spend time in their gardens. This year Easter is so early that some schools are not taking their normal two week Easter holiday. Our son for example who works as a social worker in a school has this long weekend off and then a long holiday start young next weekend. Naturally his son is off school al week!

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  7. Love your sweater! I just cast on a nice warm wool sweater in time for it to get beyond hot and humid around here, so I think we're in the same boat.

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  8. Yes, Easter Monday is a public holiday in Australia. However, some shops do open these days, a sign of the times. Baby Ella is a real cutie, and how adorable to crawl among the buttercups. And your sweater is another triumph, looks perfect for change of season to me, and the colour is beautiful. Happy Easter Kristie!

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  9. Here in England, it is a bank holiday on Easter Monday. Baby Ella is gorgeous she has such a beautiful smile and is growing so quickly. Stunning sweater, the seasons soon change so you will be wearing it soon. Take care.

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  10. Easter Monday is a bank holiday here but most of the shops open so lots of people have to go to work. No supermarkets open on Easter Sunday though.
    Nice jumper and one that will be all ready for next winter,

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  11. Another great sweater -- I really love the look of the short-sleeved yoke sweaters that you've been churning out. And you pick some awesome color combos. Great that you got to spend the weekend with your family -- that little one looks to be quite the happy child!

    ps: Don't feel bad...lately I feel like the slow learner of EVERYTHING. ;)

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  12. Great job on the sweater--I really like the colors. Ella is just so adorable. The only down-side is that babies really make me notice the passage of time. Kids in general do the same, but it's even more pronounced with babies. They change so much while we don't change at all. :)

    No holiday here. But thanks to spring break DC is full of tourists.

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  13. Easter Monday in Canada sounds a bit like Easter Monday in Scotland. We went for a lovely walk, much needed. Ella and Rebekah looks so happy, and so do you Kristie. Three generations of happiness! Your sweater is fabulous, I really like the colours. x

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  14. Ella looks as if she has enjoyed her Easter break with you, she looks such a happy little girl. Your jumper is gorgeous too. It was Easter bank holiday Monday here too with lots of April showers. Sarah x

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  15. It is a full-blown holiday in France, nothing open! Not at all here in the US. Good Friday is one of these semi-holidays in some Mid-West states, not where I live in California.

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  16. Ella is a doll baby and I'm glad you were celebrating the weekend with family. I love your sweater, and seeing you in it! Beautiful!

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  17. Lovely sweater – well done :-) – and lovely photos. Monday was a bank holiday here in the UK (as others above have explained) but supermarkets were open. You know, just in case...

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  18. Hey Kristie,
    Firstly I love your new header, and the CS Lewis quote. I have written it down. Your grand children are really beautiful. But of course you already knew that ;) I think your jumper is great, and you look lovely in it. The Easter bank holiday has finished, but we are still in the middle of school holidays here. Unfortunately, I've had a nasty flu like virus, and have been as miserable as sin. Ask the boys, they'll tell you ;)
    Leanne xx

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  19. I got a lovely four day week-end out of Easter!
    That sweater is gorgeous, great length on you.

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  20. Ella is a beauty! Wow I can't believe how adorable that face is of hers. And your sweater is fabulous. Perfect fit! There is no Easter Monday here, everyone works or goes to school.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  21. I don't think it should even be called Easter Monday. It's NOT Easter! Yes, confusing here in Canada ... not a statutory holiday, it's only government offices that are officially closed.
    That's a really nice photo of your daughter and her new baby. Your sweater is gorgeous! What a pretty pattern. It reminds me of a backgammon board ;)
    Have a great weekend!
    Wendy

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  22. Easter Monday is a bank holiday in the UK, though a lot of shops do open nowadays, as they now do on Good Friday too, unfortunately.

    Ella is such a little sweetie. Your granddaughters are both goprgeou, as is that sweater of yours.

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    1. That gobbledygook should of course read GORGEOUS! :)

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  23. The sweater is beautiful, and so is your family!

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  24. Ella is just gorgeous, and our grass is the same as yours! I do like your sweater, the colour really suits you, and now you are all ready for next winter!
    Caz xx

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