Monday, October 11, 2010

gratitude + wips

practice sweater, originally uploaded by gradschoolknitter.

Today (or yesterday depending on your family traditions) is Canadian Thanksgiving (or until I move to the states 4+ years ago, just "Thanksgiving") and it seems like a good time to do some catching up on what's on the needles and to talk about some things I'm really grateful for.

Above is the practice sweater I'm working on to teach different increases to a baby-sweater class next weekend. Not the knitting I should (or want) to be doing, but knitting none-the-less.

In the knitting I need to be doing, we have up next the "angel socks" that are left from the first sock swap.

angel sock #2

This is sock #2, past the heel as you can see, so should be done and ready to send off shortly. Let's not even talk about the socks for the second swap... actually, they'll be worsted weight and not due until end of Dec, so really, they can wait a minute.

In the knitting I want to be doing:

anniversary scarf

Note: I am well aware of how dorky I look in this picture.

An anniversary scarf for the boy. In part, I want to be knitting something for such a great guy, but really, it's kinda selfish too: the Woolarina cashmere blend yarn is absolutely LUSCIOUS to work with.

Now: Gratitude!

This is the first time I've been able to be back for a Thanksgiving weekend in Canada in at least 5 years. I LOVE fall in Ontario. I miss it more than just about anything else. It's just not the same anywhere else. No, REALLY:

Fall in SW Ontario

So I'm really glad that we could come visit and the boy could see just how beautiful it really is.

And I'm grateful for said boy... it's been a great (almost) year and we decided recently to get engaged!!! The wedding will be next Spring which gives us just about six months to get everything together... so it's been a busy weekend. But I'm very excited and I can't wait to start this new journey together.

fall in SW Ontario


Julia said...

Aaaah! Congratulations!!!! I'm so happy for you!

Malcolm and Naomi McLeod said...

Congratulations! That's such wonderful news.

Elinor said...


have babies so i can babysit them.

Lovelyarns said...

Looove the photo! Definitely frame that one! You both look fabulous. And much much love to you both with a big Mazel Tov!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Erin! So glad to hear things are going well for you.

Louise said...


Susan said...

Yipeee!!! This Boy has seemed like a keeper from the start. I'm glad you are keeping him. Much happiness to you both.

Concha said...

Felicidades!!!!! Pero que guapísima estás!!!! Me alegro un montón.
Un besazo,

muchopunto said...

Muchas felicidades!!! Os deseo que todo vaya muy muy bien. Si alguna vez viajo a Ontario, espero que sea en estas fechas, es todo precioso ^^ Besotes

verdeazulado said...

Felicidades!!! Recomiendo viaje de novios a Espana....;-))