Wednesday, April 15, 2009

What I did on my vacation!

We took a short holiday,my husband and I, our last vacation was 2 years ago. (We went to Stratford to pick up a piece of equipment.) Darling Daughter is staying in Ottawa to work for the summer, so we moved her back to the apartment she lived in last year! Of course she is downsizing dramatically, this was the load of stuff that came home with us. She was smart enough to hire movers to move the couch up 5 flights of stairs.

The whole thing was fairly smooth and the trip to Ottawa was a quite uneventful. I managed to finish some knitting. Baby Surprise Jacket made from Briggs and Little Regal.

On Monday we went to Ikea and Lee Valley Tools then travelled a leisurely pace home.(We drove by a couple of yarn shops and visited the Wool Grower's Co-op in Carleton Place.) My husband (dairy farmer hardworking guy) doesn't always come on these excursions. It was a nice treat to have him along for the ride, and share the long drive home.

I have been this route many times in the past 4 years and know exactly how much fuel I need to purchase to get us home. We stopped and I put in $20.00, plenty I told my husband, who was rather sceptical, however we decided to take the scenic route, without a map. We kind of knew where we were and I was driving thinking we are out in the middle of nowhere and the cell phone is dying. I kept watching the fuel gauge. Sure enough it plummeted and I was sure we were going to be left stranded. I was never so happy to see highway 45 in my life. Fill up with a bit more fuel in Baltimore and head home.

Looking at a map later..the drive with its twists and turns was actually a fairly direct route.

Vacation over its now back to work. This weekend 6 yarn shops are treating knitters and crocheters to a 'Yarn Crawl'. Find a willing driver and tour the central Ontario region and visit 6 lovely hardworking entrepreneurs who are as passionate about yarn as you. I managed to wrangle some lovely yarn from Filatua Di Crosa which will be up to 50% off!

The weather looks like it will be great, and your garden will wait another week. Come and visit:

53 Toronto St. N.
Uxbridge, ON
905 852 1944

12 Peterson Road,
Northbrook, ON
613 336 3385

229 Brock St. N.
Whitby, ON
905 668 8368

16 Water St.
Port Perry, On
905 985 0030

80 King St. W.
Bowmanville, On
905 623 2336


9585 Baldwin St.
Ashburn, On
905 655 4858


Paula said...

You were down in my part of the province on the weekend. Did you get a chance to go to Yarn Forward, in Kanata or on Bank St? It's a really nice wool store and the girls are super helpful.

When I was down in Bowmanville, you said you would be willing to mail me wool. Are you still willing? I need one more ball of the peruvian merino wool, Mirasol, 50g balls. It's the blue/purple one, hopefully shade 704 and dyelot 6848. Hopefully you can get it stuffed into a small envelope so it won't cost much postage. Let me know how you want to handle payment.


Paula said...

Hi Tina

Did you get the email I sent?