Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Autumn has Arrived

 Posts on back to back days?! Yeah, don't get used to it - I'm just tired and procrastinating...
Autumn has arrived in Calgary - the trees are changing quickly and the leaves are already falling. I love this time of year - the air is crisp and cool (handknit sock weather for the win) but it isn't so cold that you need to bundle up a lot.
A bit blurry but this photo was taken this morning as I walked in to school. As you can see the leaves are really dry and are already being ground into a fine powder. I think it looks really neat.
And finally - this is from this weekend - along the route I run there are 1-2 houses with cat paw prints on the driveways. I always think of how cute it looks and how upset that kitty must have been when it happened.

Monday, 24 September 2012

Life got in the way... again...

So that was a false alarm wasn't it - but I keep listening to podcasts and thinking how great it would be to share what I'm thinking and my opinions and what I'm knitting/spinning but then I realize that there is NO WAY I have time for that - I can't even post to my blog. So we'll see if I can get what I desire by sharing on this space.

Needless to say, life is busy. The summer flew by in a flurry of data collection and I don't know what else. Now I'm testing, doing data entry and teaching advanced research methods and design (statistics) once a week. 3 hour class, and about 75 minutes driving each direction. Lots of podcast listening.

Fall is in full swing here - the leaves are changing and falling - crunching under my feet on my run yesterday.

Blogger is completely different than the last time I posted - if you don't count that little teaser in July - which I don't. I've been knitting - and that's likely what a lot of you are interested in. Here's my most recent FO's

Horseshoe Fern Neckwarmer - this one knit up fast, just 2 days.

And an apple hat using the Umbilical Cord Hat from the Stitch 'n Bitch book - love this one - the leaf is Just a Leaf (a free pattern). This is the first of at least 5 that need to be knit for expectant coworkers.

I hope to share more details on future posts for future knits - right now I have to make this quick because I teach in 17 minutes!