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I went to visit my friend G this weekend… we had a lovely brunch at a little coffee shop with the most beautiful light. Lots of windows and comfy seats.

Hoping you all had a lovely weekend!

Presqu’ile

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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.

The Best of LPOAS 2012 (Part 2: May- August)

I’m totally stealing this idea from the lovely Karen over at Chookoolonks! I’m going to post four months worth of favourites from this year each day over the next 3 days. Each photo is linked below it to the post in which it first appeared. It’s been so much fun to sort through all of the great moments from this year- I hope you enjoy them as much as I did! This is part 2- May to August.

May

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Cinnamon Rolls with friends

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Trip to St-Louis

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Supermoon

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Mother’s Day cupcakes

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Vintage Sweet for Miss E

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Very Versatile Top-Down Cardi for C

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New pattern- Coppe! (Free)

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Another new pattern- Fresh Bonnet (Free)

June

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Sewn shopping bag

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Baby hats for Charity

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First vegetable from the garden!

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Graduated from High School!

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Fresh picked strawberries

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Canada Day

July

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Food colouring dye tutorial

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Baby blanket for baby E

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First beach trip of the year

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Vintage Sweet set for baby E

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Abalone

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New pattern- Aestas (Buy It Now)

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New pattern- Solis (Buy It Now)

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Lotus Hat (Ravellenics 2012)

August

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Trip to NYC…

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And to The Purl Bee!

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Camping trip to Sandbanks

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Another family camping trip to Sandbanks

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Boneyard Shawl

The best of LPOAS 2012 (Part 1: January- April)

I’m totally stealing this idea from the lovely Karen over at Chookoolonks! I’m going to post four months worth of favourites from this year each day over the next 3 days. Each photo is linked below it to the post in which it first appeared. It’s been so much fun to sort through all of the great moments from this year- I hope you enjoy them as much as I did! This is part 1- January to April.

January

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Midnight Socks (first FO on the blog!)

February

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Corrugated Coffee Cozies

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New Pattern- Crayon Mittens! (Free)

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Blueberry Booties and Hat

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First non-knitting photo on the blog!

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Robot Hat for M

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Blocking Saroyan

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Saroyan finally finished!

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Easter egg dyeing

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First attempt at spinning

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(Almost) FO- Que sera Cardigan

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New pattern- Bisous (Buy it now)

FO: Boneyard Shawl

I started this shawl a few weeks ago and I think it’s one of my favourite things I’ve ever made. The yarn is so soft, the striping is perfect, and the pattern was easy and suits the yarn well. I actually bought this yarn a few years ago on a trip to Europe with my Dad. We spent a week in Northern Ireland (Armagh, actually) and there was a very tiny yarn shop called Creative Ideas. I bought 3 balls of this lovely yarn there and have had them in my stash ever since, waiting for the perfect project. I think this was it. (Rav link)

I move in 10 days, so packing is in full swing now! I’ll continue to update as much as possible over the next few weeks, and by mid-september, I should be back to my normal semi-regular posting schedule.

Have a great weekend!

Happy Go Lucky     Miss Information              

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.

Insta-Friday

I know, I know… it was supposed to be Instagram Monday, but at this point, it might just turn into Instagram-whatever-day-I-don’t-have-a-post-for.

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1- New socks. 2- US flag at the border coming back into Canada. 3- Knitting+ cat= awesome. 4- Working on my Boneyard Shawl. Almost done, finishing the garter stitch border! 5- US Tim Horton’s in Syracuse. Weird. It’s definitely not the same. 6- At the lake. I love summer. 7- Sunset in town with J and G. Gorgeous. 8- Leaving NYC. 9- Knitting. All the cool kids are doing it. (that’s my Double Bump Dishcloth).

TGIF… Have a great weekend!

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Another FO and NYC

I’ve finished another project for the Ravellenics, a scarf this time. The pattern is Ginger Rib Scarf and I used some Arcunia Magallenes that has been in my stash for forever. It was slowly on its way to becoming souvenir stash (if you’ve read the Yarn Harlot, you’ll understand!) and I had to use it up fast before I became too attached. I bought it during a trip to Toronto at Romni with my friend E right after we started tenth grade (eek, a surprisingly long time ago!). She bought an identical skein, and we got them from a box hidden somewhere in the basement for something like 8$. I still love the basement yarns at Romni. (Rav link)

I’ve also got some pictures from my New York trip to share. I went for the day with my Dad when we were in PA and it was great.

The most exciting part of the trip, though, was definitely visiting a certain yarn store in NYC, very well-known and they have a fantastic blog. Purl Soho, that is. There is so much great yarn in this (surprisingly small) store, and the staff were lovely. I was so neat to see some of the store samples that I have seen on their blog in person. They also have a lovely quilting and sewing section, but I didn’t browse much there. Since I’ve been thinking about trying quilting, I thought it might be even more dangerous for my wallet. The unfortunate part is that I was so enamoured with the shop and all of the yarn that I completely forgot to take pictures… oops. My Dad did take one (single, cell phone) picture of me checking out and I guess that’s better than nothing!

Yes, I bought more yarn. Even though I’m working through my stash (and doing a pretty good job, might I add), I had birthday money and I figured the trip was a special occasion. I purchased…

1 skein of Brooklyn Tweed LOFT in Homemade Jam. (Rav link)

1 skein of Spud and Chloe Fine in Sidewalk. (Rav link)

While I did buy some yarn, I did exercise a considerable amount of self-restraint around so much pretty yarn.

Thanks for reading and have a fantastic week! I’ll be linking this post up with yarn-along, KCCO, and KAL Tuesdays.