That’s What I’m Talkin Aboot

Hey there. Hi. I finally almost feel back into the swing of things after last weekend. Monday and Tuesday I cleaned. It’s insane what can happen to my house when one man and 4 cats are left to their own devices for 6 days. So clean I did. Yesterday I had roofers over to replace the soffit underneath my 3rd floor box gutter. You should have seen all the rotted wood they pulled out from under there, and the genius who put up the aluminum in the first place apparently didn’t think it would be a good idea to install some support brackets under the gutter, so it was by shear will and alot of luck the whole thing didn’t fall on some unsuspecting pedestrian. But it’s all better now, and it looks good as new.

So me and the fam headed up to Toronto last weekend, and man did we eat. It was also wonderful. I love love love Toronto. My sister and I walked all over, and took the subway (the most clean subway ever) and the streetcar. We shopped, but mostly just looked at everything. I made multiple trips to Lettuce Knit, including joining the regulars for the most entertaining knit night I’ve ever been to.

There were so many knitters! Including, but definately not limited to, Laura,, Megan, Stephanie, Michelle, Denny, The knitorius Rachel H., Yarn Harlot Stephanie, even, and Knitty Amy, and Ken and and and….. If you’ve ever been there, you know its a tiny place, but it’s also fabulous. So knitters were squeezed in everywhere, along both shop walls, chairs perched over baskets of yarn, standing and chatting, it was awesome. My mom and my sister were there too, my Mom knit, and my sister brought her fantastic chocolate chip cookies. I talked my Mom into a skein of Handmaiden SeaSilk, and the Knitted wings shawl. Of course all I had to do was show it to her, and she was sold! I picked up two skeins of Fleece Artist sock yarn, you know, since I was there and all….and they had just gotten an order of it that day….how perfect is that timing?
I chatted with so many knitters, Stephanie, in particular, who was just starting the 2nd of her step-ups then, and as you can see, she’s still mostly sane, and mostly sober……

I did bring a box of Vesper sock with me, and seconds after I put it down it was ravaged by sock yarn hungry knitters. It was a spectacular sight, and all night people trickled in on their way to where ever to pick up a skein or two. By the time I stopped by the next day, around 4:30-5, it was all gone. Awesome.

Also, in my next life, I want to come back as Megans’ cat-

Most of the photos I took last weekend are of the boys. The dogs Vinny and Louie.

Notice their matching red polos? I love it when they match. Also, it’s festive. They don’t mind it too much, and it’s really hysterically funny when my dad wears a matching polo too. I don’t think he did this trip, but maybe when Christmas comes up. Louie is half laying on the box of my yarn. He’s a good guard dog. He also helped with the dishes……

He kills me. He loved the turkey we had. Between that and all the walks we took him on, and all the running around, he was a very tired young man, and slept just about the whole way home. Vinge man too, but by the end of an uber urban weekend, white dogs ain’t so white anymore.

As far as my knitting, uh, yeah. I did knit alot on my Whiskey sleeve, and am about 50 rows from the cap shaping. I have almost a new sock finished. Who was I kidding when I said I would wait to start another sock? hahahahaha.
Not my woolarina sock though, after 3 false starts, I had had it with that one for awhile. So yeah, that’s me right now.

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18 Responses to That’s What I’m Talkin Aboot

  1. jackie says:

    Oh, the dogs are the cutest. Next to mine, of course. Glad you had such a good time!

  2. Laurie says:

    What a great trip! Ravaged sock yarn, good company, happy mothers….it doesn’t get any better.

  3. Jenn says:

    Puppy + stuffed animal under paw=cute!

  4. Jenny says:

    I love the thought of the dogs and your dad wearing all red shirts. Hilarious!

    I’m so jealous of your Toronto trip! Fun times!

  5. Mama-E says:

    looks awesome!

  6. Carole says:

    I’d have bought the whole box of sock yarn myself. Just saying.
    Sounds like you had a fabulous time!

  7. gleek says:

    busy busy! looks like a fun week for you! i love the cat laying in the yarn, though i’m allergic to cats so that yarn would not be good for me 🙂

  8. Chris says:

    Sounds like a really amazing trip!! And it explains some of the other posts I’ve read that mentioned you being at Lettuce Knits!

  9. regina says:

    Vinny and Louie are ridiculously cute! Toronto sounds fab. Glad you had such a great trip.

  10. emmy says:

    Look at that puppy hugging that stuffed bear. Too.cute.
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful trip.

  11. julia fc says:

    Those lettuce girls are enough to make me want to emmigrate, eh?

  12. michal says:

    cats+yarn=awesome! if mine only SLEPT in my stash instead of demolish it…

  13. Arleta says:

    Aww, the doggies are so cute. Looks like you had tons of fun! I am a little bit (a whole, whole lot) jealous!!

  14. Isobel says:

    There is no other city like TO – everytime I go home for a visit it kills me to leave.
    Puppies are to adorable – are they both Shih Tzu’s – have two (Scotia and Islay), both girls – fawn and white and black and white – a big girl and a little girl – they make me laught all the time. This is Islay’s first Christmas – so she barks at all the decorations – and thinks that the put up the “real” tree for her to eat.

  15. stacey says:

    Looks like a fun night!!!! My dogs do the same with the dishwasher – we call it the “pre-wash” cycle…

  16. Nanc says:

    Welcome back to the states. Looks like you had a great visit; I’m pretty jealous of your trips to Lettuce Knits and that gang (but happy for you).

    Those pup –they are the cutest with their polos!

  17. sounds like you had a great trip! ha! Louie, you kill me with your

  18. Dorothy B says:

    Aww, cute doggie pics.

    Toronto looks like it was so much fun. I wish I could go too.