Saturday, March 17, 2012

Spring Thaw

Went to the concluding event of Queen's University's Pianofest yesterday evening. Very enjoyable to hear so many solo piano works by Grieg and Liszt played so ably by Derek Yaple-Schobert. I chose a seat at the rear of the hall on purpose so I could do a little knitting without disturbing my fellow concert-goers. Does anyone else have strategies for knitting discreetly in public? I'm making progress with Quince & Co.'s Chickadee.

Today is strangely warm for March. It's hard to know whether our non-winter this season is the result of climate change, but one thing's for certain--the fact that Lake Ontario failed to freeze over was highly unusual. Just a few miles north, however, the Rideau Lakes not only froze, but are still mostly ice covered even though our air temperatures this weekend are in the 50s and 60sF.

Yes, this is the remains of an "ice road".
Today, the ice has that translucent look it gets just before the break-up, which will probably occur very quickly. With the air temperatures so balmy, laundry is being put out to catch the spring breezes.

Speaking of the spring thaw, I hope you've checked out Brooklyn Tweed's new collection of the same name.
Any favourites?