Tuesday, June 3, 2008

summer holidays

It might still be spring here, but summer is just around the corner (I keep thinking that in spite of the cold, wet weather). This summer we have a great opportunity for a fun and relaxing holiday: my youngest sister is getting married! She's the cute one in the red pyjamas, at about 1 and a half years old.

The wedding is near our little home town in the south-east of British Columbia. The whole area is my most favourite place in the world, and the most beautiful, in my eyes. For extra fun, my husband and I are flying to Calgary and driving through the Rocky Mountains, which he has never seen. It will be two weeks of hiking up mountains, swimming in cool lakes, visiting with relatives, and eating all the fresh fruit and veggies my grandparents' garden can provide. Plus, lots of other fun things I haven't thought of yet.

Of course, this means I will be unavailable for the two weeks I am gone (June 24-July 9). Also, I will be closing my Etsy shop, if I can figure out how to do that without losing all the listings I've already paid for. I've always had trouble with that on my past holidays, so hopefully this time I can come up with a good solution. (It's not so fun being bugged by impatient knitters on your honeymoon!)

I am busily working on a new toy pattern, and really loving how it's turning out. If I work hard enough before I go, it will be ready for test knitting. Then, it should be all ready for you by the middle of July. I know some of us knitters can't contemplate yarn and needles in the sweltering summer heat, but hopefully I can find a few willing volunteers. I've already stocked up on cotton yarn for the summer, how about you?


Jackie said...

I would love to test knit again for you.

Ludmilla said...

If you want an adventurous, jump before I think, beginner knitter, please contact me to test knit. I bought a couple of your patterns, but haven't had a chance to begin, so I don't know if they're too difficult for a beginner or not.

Catie said...

I love weddings! I hope you enjoy your vacation, you are right, this area of Canada is extremely beautiful. Let me know if you want a recommendation for a good yarn store in either Calgary or Kelowna.

Anonymous said...

If you need a test knitter where it's cold, winter's just starting here in Sydney!

Jossan said...

If you need a test knitter I can do that. :) Would be cool to knit for someone, just to see how it turns out. :)

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see the new pattern. Hope I'm still on the tester list.
Have a great time at the wedding and all the other lovely things you have planned. Sounds wonderful
Actually I find knitting/crochet in the summer quite relaxing. I'm not very good in the heat so I retreat to a cool area in the shade. All the best.