All you Canadians who had yesterday off for a civic holiday, was today not super-extra-amazingly hard to get out of bed day? Uh, huh, glad it wasn’t just me.
The long weekend was nice though. Not quite as hot as it has been, which is brilliant for me, personally. I got some work done on the new super secret project. Cue graphic:
5 repeats of a lace and beads pattern, thank you very much. Once I just read and followed the pattern and stopped trying to ‘think’ about it so much, it went swimmingly. Note to self, don’t think about it, just get it done. Hmmm, perhaps a new tattoo there. Oh man, I sound like Larry the Cable guy! Git ‘er done! Shudder.
Anyway, I also cast on a new sock/transit knitting project. Took it with me to the knitting meetup with the gals on Sunday. Yep, it’s definitely transit knitting, where I don’t actually talk to anyone because apparently I can’t talk and count. Needless to say I got to frog all my Sunday progress this morning. It’s almost back to where it was though:
That’s Kristel Nyberg’s Sunday Swing Socks in Socks that Rock Carbon Dioxide. Nom and nom and nom. Although, mine has some teal that I’m just not seeing in the skein at Blue Moon. I love flashing and pooling, so this skein is making me very happy! I’m hoping I end up with a big ol’ black/green/charcoal lightening bolt down and around my foot. One needs that type of energy in the dark, rainy, and cold days of winter.
Here it is with the 8 foot sweet peas (on steroids, we think), for scale:
That gate is a little over 5 foot, and the tallest of the sweet peas is a little over 8 feet. I’m ever so impressed. I will absolutely be planting these again next year.
Then my retired turtle light wanted in in the action:
Hubby is trying to fix him as we speak. Wouldn’t it be great if he get him to light up again?
One last thing, specifically for you British Columbia residents. Have you signed the anti-HST petition yet or sent a letter to your MLA yet? You do know that this means that there will be an extra 7% added to all yarn purchases in this province. We cannot let that happen! We need to let our MLA’s know that we are not sheep, (although we love wool), and that we will not take this tax grab quietly.
This is something that will definitely effect the bottom line of all our local yarn stores,coffee shops, book stores, appliance repairman, and that’s something we just cannot have! Can you imagine a world where you spend 7% less on yarn? No? I didn’t think so! How about on books or bicycles or if you by a home? Not so much eh?
The petition is up to 5690 signatures as of this very moment. Wanna be 5691? ;) Come on, you know you do!
Also, please, if you have any other ideas/thoughts/ways to make this tax grab stop, please speak up! We all need to hear from you. We need to unite. We in BC cannot afford this, particularly not with the way the economy is right now. We need to make this tax NOT happen.
Okay, and the soapbox is again put away…until next time! I’m sorry, I can’t help myself and this wee little yarny blog is my best way of communicating my rather strong upset with what is currently happening in my home province. Please, tell your friends, family, paperboy, baby sitter, guy on the bus, girl serving your latte, everyone! – we can stop this from happening. We must stop this from happening or we will truly regret it for years to come. We just need to voice our unwillingness to roll over and accept more tax and force them to listen to us.
He, if you made it this far, thanks for listening to me rant. :) Now, wanna listen to a great song? Sure you do! Sharleen Spiteri = brilliant Scottish singer! I so want her to do the next James Bond song!
The whole CD is great. Just sayin’.