yarning along at home

Well, we’re home again. The kids have gotten themselves back into school and life will soon feel like our regular routine around here which is always nice. I will admit thought, that part of my heart aways gets left behind here:


It takes a week or so to acclimatize to the noise of the city, the barking of the neighbours large German Shepherd (in between 6;40 and 7am every morning) and the general business of everything here. It’s all good though, the kids are happy and healthy and before we know it we will be off the grid once again. I shouldn’t wish the time away!

My garter stitch blanket has accompanied me this week and the first row is nearly complete. I’m not quite sure how long to make it, it’s that tricky balance of wanting to use up the amount of yarn but not run out if the blanket is only 90% finished. I’ve never been a fan of math for knitting, more of a fly by the seat of my pants, cross my fingers and hope there’s enough there. So far it’ not worked well. Two shawls have seen me frantically scouring Ravelry for dye lots of yarn to finish them and only one of those shawls lived to tell the tale. :shrug: Knitter – know thyself. Myself does not like math and seems to be willing to pay the price! It’s Wednesday once again (this week has FLOWN by) so I’m linking up with Ginny. The turtle stack is almost finish finished. If you come back on Friday, I’ll tell you a little love story. For those who have wondered what the heck I’m going to do with it? All of your questions will be answered.


Orchestra rehearsals started back up last night. I’m in a local community orchestra here in town (I play the flute) and it is always so nice to see everyone again. The woodwind section sort of sit in the middle of the action and there is a very special feeling at the first rehearsal of a new piece of music when the sound of everyone else rises around you and then you get to join in. One of our pieces for this concert will be Brahms Symphony No.1 in Cminor. It’s one of my favourites – and the last time I played it was many years ago in youth orchestra so it will be really nice to get a chance to play it again. Orchestras are struggling, there are not enough patrons to fill seats anymore, though ticket prices are usually less expensive than most rock concerts. If you enjoy live music – see if your community has a local orchestra – you may be pleasantly surprised at how good they are, and what a good time you have for the cost of admission.


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12 Responses to yarning along at home

  1. Eileen says:

    That blanket is beautiful, such peaceful colors….hope you have enough yarn to finish;-)

  2. Donna says:

    It sounds like you are getting back into the swing of things. Very nice blanket! I am not much of a fan of math either but it’s almost a necessity with the projects I have been working on. Ick…
    Enjoy your week!

  3. Debbie says:

    the blanket is gorgeous, every single stitch is perfect!!! the colors are beautiful as well, perfect for autumn and the cooler temperatures!!!!

  4. Fingers crossed you have enough yarn to finish.

  5. fawn says:

    Your knitting looks wonderful!
    My son started playing the violin last year and it opened up our eyes (ears?) to orchestra music. Note to self to look into getting some orchestra concert tickets.

  6. So fun to find you blog. A blanket is a substantial endeavor. Looks like you are succeeding just fine thus far.

  7. Misty Cottage Crafts says:

    I feel your pain – it’s white knuckle knitting all the way for me nearly every time. Good luck!

  8. laura says:

    I’m sure it’s hard to be back, it would be for me. I think its great you are in your local orchestra. It’s nice to be a part of something.
    Math and knitting ek, I’m terrible at the math part and usually just buy extra yarn. Good luck. I usually get caught playing yarn chicken.

  9. Adrienne says:

    Love that you are back in town! Love that blanket too! Ugh … I need to start a blanket. You are such a bad influence!

  10. I just love the colours of your blanket. I don’t think we have a community orchestra but it would be lovely if we did. I live near Boston and have seen the BSO a number of times….not inexpensive.

  11. Jennifer says:

    There’s no place like home! It’s so nice that you are part of an orchestra. I would love to do something like that. I don’t play any instruments but I was always in choirs when I was in school, so I could see about an adult choir group, maybe. I hope you have a good weekend. 🙂

  12. Lucy Bowen says:

    Beautiful blanket, I love the colours, I have some similar that I am about to make socks from.

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