The round up took a couple of hours to move 180 head of heifers. They are going to a higher field to finish their days. There is so much grass because even the semi arid interior has had lots of rain.
When we were done there was a big BBQ and we met some of the new friends and neighbours who are almost like family. I was invited to come back in October to move them again.
After we cleaned up a little, we went to my niece's. Kamloops is huge and it was a 45 minute drive. She was having a BC Day BBQ and celebrating the imminent opening of her new wool shop: Electrictree Yarns. yay!!! I missed the absolute closing of Twist of Fate, but Caroline said Erin was doing OK when they went there to wish her well. I bagged enough yarn last month.
Sitting in the huge back yard with two sisters and a niece, talking about yarn and laughing. I have a great family!
I only brought a scarf and a sock on this trip. I took 5 projects to camp, but only worked on the scarf and the sock. The scarf is for my head nurse whom I'm leaving to work in hospice. She has been a friend for many years and I feel bad about leaving and need some closure. I needed a non-colour and some non-lace in a non-shawl for her. I stashed out some Jo Sharp silk road in a putty lavender and am just finished the Lacy Ribbon scarf from knitty. It was a great knit and I'd do it again.
The sock is the Punta Marisock in a colourway call lakeside. I finished the foot and turned the gusset heel at the ranch. When I started adding the diagonal lace rib pattern on the leg, Julie got out some knitting. Plus I am going to try to fix the socks I made her last year.
Thanks to Wendy Knits for answering my question about when to add pattern to a toe-up sock. I am using her generic gusset pattern, but the diagonal lace comes from her Socks From the Toe Up book.
Next I will try to get a copy of Barb Brown's sock book to prepare for the Electrictree retreat in October.
Always knitting in my dreams, it is a comfort to come home to the stash.