Yep, it’s that time again. Bard on the Beach. We chose a matinee this time and yesterday we saw A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It was excellent and so funny. Kyle Rideout, (who played Alfred last year in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and Marcellus in Hamlet), play puck and was amazing. His energy and humour are absolutely mesmerizing. I loved it. Haig Sutherland was also back from last year and was great, very funny and so expressive. It was amazing.
It was also so much cooler at Vanier park than here at home. The openended tents caught all the breezes off the water and it was lovely. I can’t wait to go see The Winter’s Tale in August.
Nate’s parents were here for a few days this past week. It was nice to see them but I think they were very uncomfortable in the heat. The last week has made me semi-wish for central air.
I also finished Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close today. It was a really good book. So many voices and styles and people telling stories and becoming one story. Really well done, I liked it a lot. I think I’m going to read Tipping the Velvet or Foozlers next. Not sure which one.
Okay, must go get food. We’re off to Vera’s burger shack for some yummies, then it’s back to the yard to waid for the sun to set and the temps to drop back to the 20′s!
Right now I’m in between the making of the lunch and the shower, before I head out the door to work. I finished “Thud” by Terry Pratchett this week. The man is hilarious. I can’t say it enough, the man is brilliant. I particularly liked Sally the vampire.
I’m still plugging along on baby blankets. I did see the cutest little baby hat made out of Cascade Fixation/Elann Esprit on the weekend. That seems dead cunning, right? Soft cotton, bit of elastic to keep it on the little noggin. Definitely gonna cast one on this weekend.
It’s supposed to be mid 30′s here this weekend so I surely won’t be doing anything too strenuous, a knit in the round baby hat will prolly be just the ticket. I leave you with two picis of the gunnera in our yard. The first one is from early April when we uncover it, the second one is about 6 weeks later. Cool eh? It’s about another 2 or 3 feet taller now. I really must update my pictures! It does this every year, I can’t imagine the amount of energy it must use to get that big, that fast. Have a good day all!
Here it is, in all it’s glory. I’m really pleased with it. I’m also really happy that it’s machine washable. I have 2 1/2 balls of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino that I might just use to whip up a second one.
Anyway, this has just about expended what little energy I had, so I’m going back to Mr. Couch now.
Whatcha have there is your basic FO. A One Skein Wonder completed in about 3 days. Sorry there are no modelling picis. I woke up at 2:30 in the morning sick as a dog and I’ve been a close personal friend of my bathroom ever since. Trust me, you don’t want to see me modelling this today!
I do really like it though. I think I’ll wear it to work on Friday if it’s not too hot. It will do good against overzealous air conditioning.
‘K, I’m going back to bed now.
I finished Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson. Amazing, funny, wonderful book. Parts of it made me laugh out loud, parts of it made me actually squirm in my seat with discomfort. This level of organized religion always freaks me out, the mind control and the brain washing.
I’ve almost got an FO to report as well. I’ve just about finished my first One Skein Wonder completed. So cute! I used a Plymouth yarn called Turino, it’s a nice rough country feeling silk in a maple colour. I just have to finish the ribbing around the body and I should have picis tomorrow.
Summer continues apace here at the home of dogs & yarn. It’s is still sunny, still warm, still completely spoiling those amongst us who love the sun. It was a long weekend, (Happy belated Canada Day!) this weekend and I pretty much camped out in the yard. Took some knitting, the ipod, a couple of books, and my bathing suit. To the left is our little pool with the shadows of our daisies on it. They are just getting ready to hit full bloom.
Also did some weeding, planted some plants, and nursed my sunburn along. As you can see below, baby is nursing his sunburn along too.
All in all it was a pretty productive weekend. Laundry was completed, two novels consumed, two projects cast on, and plenty of fruit & cider ingested! The dogs on the other had just turned into puddles of fur in the yard. Stella couldn’t ever bother to be outside when these pictures were being taken. I think she was inside enjoying having the couch all to herself.
But tomorrow, it’s back to work. I’m a pretty bummed about that. I could certainly get used to this woman of leisure thing. Weed a little, knit a little, read a little, float in the pool a little, eat a little, maybe have a nap, and, repeat as necessary.
Not going to happen though! Work has the one added bonus that staying home does not, a pay cheque! Have a good week all.