Today was my first day back to work since June 26th. I was in an hour earlier than usually feeling rather productive. Holidays are good. We didn't do much, or go far, but we were busy.
Like every July, we spent some time up at the cottage and looked at the lake and did not too much. We celebrated my birthday on Canada Day so that we could get back to Toronto in time for me to share the rest of my ginormous cake with my peeps at Lettuce Knit. My July 2nd birthday will only be on Wednesday knit-night every how many years (7?) so I wanted to make the most of it. Yarn, cake, good friends, beer (and some gorgeous handspun from Molly) what more could a girl want?
Except maybe some awesome crocheted dolls--Death and Ninja! Sorry I forgot to photograph them before they were assigned to guard my desk at work. They're sly things and probably wouldn't take kindly to being photographed anyway! Here are Keri's FO photos. (As their creator, she has more control over them.)
Keri did such a super job on them with the little throwing star and the fimo scythe (which isn't in the photo, but you can imagine)!
My Father-in-law was also a total star and bought me a Wii! I not only get to play Wii (which is super fun) but since it's mine I have the moral authority over it and can tell the kids that they need to stop playing Mommy's Wii and get outside and play. We only have the sport game so far, and while I find it a bit disconcerting to box with little Miis of my kids, it's a hoot.
I also got in some good knitting time on Hip in Hemp. It's at the 1960's micro-mini length, so I have a ways to go yet, but it's also knitting up faster than I expected and I love it in it's 1970's appliance colour-glory.
It's almost enough to take me away from my loom.
But I'll save that for another post.