Gardens, Snowflakes and Yet Another Sock

The last couple of days have been pretty busy. My mom was down for a visit and we were able to escape, sans baby, to the Eaton Centre to do some shopping and enjoy a lovely lunch. That evening, quanta and I went to a 13-course Chinese dinner to celebrate my sister-in-law’s (i.e. his sister’s) upcoming wedding. And then we spent the night at a friend’s place and had a super lunch with them. It was nice to get out and spend some time with adults.  And I went more than 24 hours between changing diapers!

All of this, of course, means I haven’t done much knitting or cross stitch.  But, tonight I’m going to plop down in front of the TV for a little while and try to get side 2 and 3 of Casltes in the Air Part 3.  Here’s a look at what I’ve done so far on side 2:

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And here is the Mill Hill ornament that is almost done:

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And, lastly, my latest sock.  After a bad yarn-to-pattern sock attempt the other day, I decided it was time to try that Lily of the Valley sock I’ve been talking about for a while.  I took it with me last night and was able to get a fair little bit done this morning before everyone else woke up.  (One of the bonuses of being a mommy is that internal alarm clock.)  Here’s where I am so far, almost done the first repeat of the flowers.  I apologize for the poor picture quality, there just isn’t enough light here at night even with a flash.

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Tomorrow the classes for the fall Creativ Festival are released.  I’m so excited!  There is supposed to be a breakfast event with Teresa Wentzler and Jennifer Aikman-Smith (Dragon Dreams), and who knows what else.  Believe me, I will be on the phone first thing on the 10th booking my classes.

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