Monday, October 26, 2009

A New View

Look in the tree. Protect your camera from the giant raindrops, but follow your neighbour across the bridge. He's not just looking for his little dog. He asked me to come and take a picture of an owl!
Here it is with flash. Just sat there and watched us. We have hopes that it will depopulate the introduced squirrels and maybe even a few of the congregating ducks.

This is a view I've never seen before. I didn't even really know where I was. There is a new road built through one of our First Nations Reserves. This is looking north.
It links my closest big road to the hospital. That's great. The deal was they get to build a casino. That is not so good. I don't believe that is the best way to spend money. There's only so much money out there and not everyone is playing with mad money. But that's my stinky position.
Here is another brand new view from the top of the "fly over" looking west on the TransCanada Highway. It wasn't supposed to be a proper exit, but the band got snitty about access to the casino. Don't get me started. The overpass and the road are only open to bicycles and foot passengers right now. But there were lots of people exploring despite the threat of rain. If you build it...
Have you seen TED? I am so hooked on this. I can only watch one or two talks at a time because the ideas are so stimulating. I love design and innovation. I was especially taken by Thomas P.M. Barnett's talk on peace resolutions. I didn't realize how stressed I was about the lack of solutions to the violence. I needed a new view.
I finished the Therapi Dashing gloves. Huge mods. I didn't want them to go all the way up the arm, but I wanted them longer than Fetching. so I cut out lots of rows between the cables. Plus I tidied the cables by keeping the purl stitch between them. It's a little bit tricky, but it's not a big project. The colour is more olive.
We're not through October and I only have 2 more pairs of fingerless mitts to knit for Xmas.
I'm on the second of three parts of the yoke of the nephew sweater, pretty close. But it's heavy and hard on my hands and dark.
So I started the whirligig shrug in Berrocco Comfort for a co-worker who had her baby girl a few months ago. I'm using what I thought was DK but is worsted (clearly labelled), so eventhough I'm knitting the smallest size, it's coming out about 18 months size. Elizabeth Zimmerman says babies come in many sizes so just knit.
I like that view.

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