Is it wrong to be so obsessed with knitting that even though you need new clothes you plan you shopping trips around yarn? Tomorrow I’m planning on taking my big trip for all the shopping that I need to get done before I get home and yarn is the word of the day. I’m planning on going to Romni Wools on Queen West in Toronto, anything extra yarn wise will have to be fit in with everything else on the list. I keep looking at my suitcase and laughing, I packed as little as possible so at the moment it looks like a big empty hole, by the end of the week it should be nice and full.
My mother wants me to knit her a shawl for the fall. I’ve been looking for a pattern that will fulfill all of her wishes- heavy, warm, and no lace being the most important. Hopefully this pattern by Nancy Bush will make her happy. Later this week she’ll get to pick out the yarn and I’ll take it home as a summer project.
I have to admit to experiencing a bit of culture shock now that I’m home. The number of lights, cars, and people is a little bit overwhelming after six months in rural Canada. I had no idea how quickly I had gotten used to a slower pace of life but the evidence is overwhelming. And I like it. Don’t get me wrong I love being home with my family and wouldn’t trade it for the world but this trip as given me a glimpse of my future and I have the idea that I’ll like the speed of southern Ontario less and less. An old spirit at twenty-five.