Sunday, September 30, 2012

Knitting for Charity

Baby Sweater
I have been able to get a bit of knitting done in the last few days which is making me feel a little better about things.  I was able to finally finish this baby sweater that I knit earlier this month.  All I needed to do was sew the buttons on so this week I sat down and decided to get it done.

Besides this sweater I have been working on a couple of other sweaters and even a baby afghan so yes keeping busy.  The run part of this is I keep working on different projects instead of focusing on one project and getting it completed.  Currently I have five baby sweaters on the go and two baby afghans. That is what I can think of that I have on the go.  I probably have a couple of other things on the go but currently can't think of what they are.

The reason I have so many things on the go is because the charity that I work with has asked if I could make some baby items for them.  Of course that isn't a problem as they are normally pretty quick to make.  My problem is I can't seem to decide which project I want to work on at a given time.  I am having fun bouncing between the different projects as well because when I get tired of working with one colour I can quickly change colour by picking up a different project.

So now that I have finished a couple of things that needed to be done today I am going to try and work on at least one of the sweaters for a little while and see how much I can get done on it.

Before knitting can be started it's time to finish the cauliflower soup that we are making.  So better go and get that done.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Knitting, crocheting and work

Yes those three words really don't work well together right now.  I have been busy with work so it has meant I haven't had a lot of time to knit or crochet.  The good news is I am getting some work done so that is good.

Now, as for my crafting I have been getting a bit of time to knit or crochet so have a couple of baby sweaters on the go right now.  No picture right now as I forgot to take the pictures last night.  One sweater just needs buttons sewn on it and the next sweater is still in pieces.  I am really glad that baby sweaters don't take too long to knit so I can see some accomplishment quickly with limited time.

I am hoping that over the next few weeks I will be able to make a bit of a dent in my stash but we will see what actually happens.  I am trying to start to get organized for the Creativ Festival as it is just three weeks away and yes I am taking classes again.  The classes mean I end up with a lot of started projects that of course I will want to try and finish as quickly as possible.  (Well, some will get finished quickly while others will hide for a while).

So now to see what I can get accomplished this week.  Maybe I will try to sew some buttons on the sweater and will see what else gets done.

Now off to work.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Planes, planes and snowbirds

Plane taking off
 This past weekend was the labour day weekend and it does mean something to me.

As we don't have kids' it's not the back to school routine or going to the cottage but it's a chance to see planes flying overhead.  It's the weekend of the Toronto International Air Show so we get to see planes fly around Toronto three days if the weather cooperates.  This year was a great weekend weather wise as it meant the air show took place all three days.

Snowbirds taking off for air show
This year instead of going down to the lakeshore and watch the show we decided it might be fun to go to the airport and watch planes take off and land.  This is the first time we have done that during the air show and I am really happy that we did it.  Another reason we went to the airport instead of down to see the show is because I knew what the announcer would be saying when some of the planes flew by.  I think we have been to the air show a number of times.

Showing off over the airport
So we had a lot of fun sitting at the end of the runway watching planes take off.  We got to the end hoping that we hadn't missed seeing the Snowbirds take off but weren't sure.  Well about 10 minutes before they were suppose to be flying over Lake Ontario we spotted them getting ready to take off from the airport.  Of course I had the camera ready for that as I am a big Snowbird fan.  The Snowbirds take off in sets of three which is a lot of fun to watch because you never know what is going to do overhead.  The picture here is of the first three that took off.  The last three that took off were the soloists and they did a bit of a display overhead which was nice to see.  After taking the take off we decided it was time to move to the other end of the runways in hopes to see the Snowbirds come back and land.

Landing back at airport
We knew the show ended around 4:30 so they might be back quickly after that and sure enough they showed up over the airport not long after 4:30.  Thanks to my sister sending a text message we knew they were heading our way.

The snowbirds did a bit of a demonstration right over the airport which was really nice to see and then they got ready to land.  Where we were standing it meant that it was a great chance to see all of the Snowbirds land.  The Snowbirds land in sets of three similar to how they take off so it meant that I was able to get lots of pictures very quickly.

So the Labour Day weekend is over and now it's back to routines for everyone.  Children are heading back to school and the rest of us are getting back to work after three really nice days off.