I knit up these babies this weekend. One of the things I love about kntting is that something that once seemed so hard and confusing, can become quite simple once you learn how and try a few times. They are for a friend's birthday and I had been with her on the weekend, drooling over the yarns at a swanky pretty yarn shop. Seeing the selection there inspired me to make mittens for her birthday, but I ended up biking to Zellers after I left her. I just can't bring myself to spend so much on yarn, even though I would like to support these small shops. I was really happy with this acrylic I found. It is super soft and pretty and you can't beat the price at $5.99 a ball. Yipee!
These Chrysanthemums are growing over the fence from my granny neighbors house. I love how they bloom right at the end of it all, a show of colour just as the frost is settling in.
Our holiday Mondy was a rare last warm day of sunshine. Paul and I biked over to High Park and met Beta and Kaspar for a snack at the cafe and a nice long walk. I learned that In latvian ducks say "pak pak". Beta's theory is that it is because there is no Q in the Latvian alphabet! Kaspar is so funny - at just over a year he loves to run and tumble down hills over and over without minding the falling at all.
I also had a neighbourly moment when my new neighbor to the back and south invited me over for tea by calling over the fence as we both hung out our laundry. I was so happy to sit with her in her pretty house sipping green tea while her 4 year old chattered about his toy dinosaurs. I hope to have her over soon as well.