Saturday, November 13, 2010

Indian Summer

The last two days have been an unexpected gift--frosty mornings followed by brilliant sunshine and warm temperatures. With Bill attending a conference at Queen's (something to do with public finance), I decided that the weather demanded a road trip. So off to Picton, in Prince Edward County, I went. The drive along Lake Ontario was glorious, with the water sparkling on my left. Then I came to vineyards and orchards and finally the Glenora ferry. While I waited for the ferry, I worked on a sock from Deb and Lynda Gemmell's new sock book.
Here is the sock on the hood of my car, waiting for the arrival of the ferry. And here is the ferry itself.

Once in Picton, I window shopped, visited the Rose Haven Farm Store, browsed in French Country, and bought a bagel with cheddar cheese and a coffee. Then I drove home.
In the evening, while Bill had dinner at the Faculty Club, I paid $10 to hear violinist David Stewart play a concert featuring the music of Ysaye. Very enjoyable since I love Ysaye and one does not hear his music often enough, especially the solo works. I sat in the back and knitted (quietly) some more on the sock.
Today, another day of warmth and blue skies. After having the eavestroughs cleaned, I wandered down to the Kingston market. Lots of squashes on display.











And apples.


And pickles and jams.
I bought this gorgeous red dogwood to dress up my back deck for the holidays.


Finally, I returned home to admire my freshly blocked sock. (I always block the first one before starting in on the second, just to be sure of the fit.) Don't you love DK weight sock yarn? It makes socks that can fit in your shoes, and it knits up so fast!

"Pillar" patterned sock in Trekking 6-ply tweed.














4 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a couple of lovely days. The sock looks great.

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  2. What a lovely way to spend a day!! I, too, love this time of year. The light is wonderful and the leaves are still gorgeous around here because our temps haven't dropped much yet.

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  3. Hi Rose,
    I spent 16 years in Washington, DC, and used to love this time of year down there. You are so lucky to be in that area!

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  4. Hello,
    This is my 1st visit to your blog.. (found your comment in Louise Penny's comments - huge fan of her books.) I'm intrigued by your garter-stitch heel on the socks. All your knitting is beautiful. I have 2 Nancy Bush sock books, did not find mention of knitting the heels this way. Any ideas, please?

    Thanks,
    Gaile

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