August 2014 Camping (part 1)

















Part 1 of camping photos from the end of this summer, as promised a couple of weeks ago!
Part 2 to come next week.

Happy Wednesday!

Camping socks.









As promised, these are my September socks for Liesl’s sock challenge! I actually knit the part first sock during our camping trip to Presqu’ile Provincial Park at the end of August, thinking that I would start the challenge then, but moving got in the way so I’m counting these as my September pair.

The pattern is my favourite basic sock pattern and the yarn is Lana Grossa Meillenweit. The colourway was perfect for our camping trip… it reminded me of the colours of the fossil beach at the park. I still have some photos from that trip that I could hare but they’re very summery… would you still like to see camping photos or are you through with summer?

(Rav link)

In other things.

Presqu'Ile hike

Presqu'Ile sunset

Socks in progress


Iced tea with G and C

View from the porch

As you can probably guess from the silence here over the past few weeks, I’ve been busy with a bunch of things that have been keeping me from blogging! The end of summer, camping, visiting friends, moving, starting classes again, and so on. You can all expect regular posts to start again next week- thanks for sticking around while I was away!

Let me know in the comments how the end of your summer was!

Presqu’ile 2014



















We’re back from our family camping trip- tired, sunburnt, bug-bitten, but excited to be going back later in the summer! We spent 4 days at Presqu’ile Provincial Park. We got a bit of rain on Monday and Tuesday but managed to keep most of our stuff dry… most of the rain kindly waited until Tuesday evening when we were already home. Highlights this year included seeing baby snowy owls, hiking the Marsh Boardwalk trail and the Jobe’s Woods trail, and the variety of animal visits to our campsite (some interesting- a snapping turtle and a very friendly chipmunk, some troublesome- a skunk and a tenacious racoon).

I hope you all had a lovely weekend!

Four things.

Knitting Hitofude

Jam making

So many jars

On the river

On the river

Veggies for frittata

Just four quick updates today…

1. Happy belated Canada Day to my fellow Canadians and happy 4th of July to my American friends! My celebrations this year were pretty quiet since I was working the long weekend, but I’ve got extra time off this week to make up for it!

2. I’m over on Liesl’s blog today answering some questions for her Three Questions interview series… go check it out! If you’ve got a moment, Liesl’s blog is lovely and I’m sure you’d enjoy it if you stuck around and read a couple of posts!

3. My friend Jasmyn released a new knitted bag pattern this week! You can find her blog post about it here.

4. I’m heading out today to go camping with my family, so I’ll be away until the middle of next week. Photos when I get back, of course! You can see pictures from our previous camping trips here, here, and here.

Have a lovely weekend, everyone!












I just wanted to pop in today to share a few photos with you from a recent trip.

I spent part of this week camping with my family at Presqu’ile Provincial Park. We had planned to go to Sandbanks (like we did last year, twice) but it was easier to get a good campsite when we wanted it at Presqu’ile. The verdict? We loved it. We might even choose Presqu’ile over Sandbanks next year. It’s quieter and there are some really nice hiking trails. The beach is smaller, but much less crowded than Sandbanks.

We went to the beach a few times (I went swimming once and it was freezing… we were having the coolest temperatures we’d had in weeks!). We also did the Newcastle Trail, which was the perfect length for everyone in our group. Overall, a prefect few days.

I’ll be back tomorrow with knitting-related things! I hope you have all had an excellent weekend.

Camping (encore!)

We spent the weekend camping at Sandbanks again with friends and got to see the most gorgeous sunset. We had so much fun taking silhouette photos.

I move for school in a little under 2 weeks so everything is a bit crazy right now, but I’ll get a knitting post up tomorrow. (Working on a new design, but there’s one problem that I just can’t seem to solve… so frustrating!)

Hoping you all had a great weekend.

FO: Mukluks

When I was little, one of my favourite authors was Robert Munsch. If you haven’t heard of him, you should check out his website, especially if you have kids. His books are hilarious whether you’re a kid or an adult, they’re full of crazy parents and embarrassing aunts and stubborn kids, and just all-round silliness. One of my favourite Robert Munsch books is called 50 Below Zero. It’s the story of a little boy who lives up north where it gets very, very cold. His father sleep walks and he often finds him in silly places around their house, until one day, his father ventures outside, asleep. In order to go find him, the little boys dresses very warmly, bundling up in a pair of “boot-like things called mukluks”. I think I remember this story so well because I loved the way the word sounded. So, earlier this month when I saw that Tin Can Knits were looking for test knitters for a pattern for mukluks, I just had to give the pattern a try!

The pattern is here on Ravelry and will be released soon-ish.

(Rav link)

They are so cute and they are going to be a Christmas present for J this year. I can’t wait to see the finalized version of the pattern. I’m working on another test knit right now that I will share over the next few days, it’s another baby gift!

I went camping a few weeks ago at Sandbanks with my family and we had a fantastic time. If you’re in the area, I’d highly recommend it if you’re looking to do some “comfortable” camping (as in, there’re running water and showers… I certainly didn’t miss the taste of water purification tablets!). I’ve been meaning to share a few photos from that weekend and have finally managed to get them edited and uploaded!

Happy Friday!

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