Well, while some of us have been, um, relaxing, shall we say?
(and yes, the couch is crapped out and that's because it's her couch),
and others have been settling into their new roles as high schoolers (grade 9) and middle schoolers (grade 7 in the big school)
still others among us have been taking on the really important chores, the things that make life as we know it go on -
we've been attending the Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters' Fair, and doing our level best to support our local merchants.
Yes, it's tough, it takes a certain sort of person to rise to the challenge...
and I think I did...
I went with a list this year - first time I was ever so organized - and I found the makings for one of the items on said list:
say hello to what will soon be Cosmicpluto's B-Side Cardigan
- I can't say enough about how much I LOVE this colour, and please - everyone - stop for a second and admire the cocobolo buttons...
uh huh... I know...
there were other goodies: sock yarn , which my mother thinks would be totally wasted on my feet, or any feet, for that matter;
a little more sock yarn and some (gasp) Christmas gift makings
and that's it.
I would like to point out that there was a bag, a sort of Mary Poppins bag, teal and brown paisley-ish pattern, somewhere near the Four Seasons display booth - I coveted it, oh, yes, but fought the urge and left without it.
And have regretted it ever since. Truly. Sometimes I think it's better to go with your gut than with your common sense.
My mom and I were there about 2 hours, during which time I looked for people I might recognize from their blogs - I looked for a yellow messenger bag till my eyes bled, but left disappointed. However, I resolve to force myself to attend as many of these functions as possible, supporting whichever merchants I can, until I find you, Sandra. This I pledge now, with witnesses... again, it won't be easy, but I will do it.
Later, I'll tell you about my stash knitting, which has TOTALLY balanced out my stash enhancement. Maybe the scale has actually tipped in my favour, because the brown yarn I bought from the Purple Purl was ON SALE...
which means I should probably send out an APB on the bag... just to keep things balanced, you know...