Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Renewed Wood Hoods

My knitting time was seriously displaced for the last week. It was a long holiday weekend (Victoria Day for my non-Canadian friends) and we had many plans... Saturday was a morning of work, afternoon of golf, then evening in Waterloo packing up the contents of the student house to ready the move. Furniture was dis-assembled, books and kitchen stuff boxed, garbage collected and bagged. We cleared for hours then went for a LAST beer at the neighbourhood pub.

Sunday morning, we picked up a Uhaul truck, and loaded our last remaining tennant and moved him across town to a new rental, then back at the house loaded the stuff that was moving back home with us, to be used at the newly graduated, newly-weds' new house!
It took all day but we were home, unpacking the loot into our garage to store for a few days, and returning the big truck (uhaul is a great service, easy to book online and easy to deal with in person.... they allowed a one way rental from Waterloo to St. Catharines, all for about $150.)
Sunday night I was exhausted and crashed early (no knitting) and got up at 6am for an early game of golf "over the river". This is our annual Victoria Day excursion, with golf at Glen Oaks, wings at Elmos for lunch, and a bit of shopping at the outlet, before returning for dinner at home.

A lovely busy long weekend.

Tuesday we ran up to Waterloo again and closed the house... swept, clean, keys handed over,... done. I did some knitting on the drive and finished repairing my favourite golf club covers with new royal blue socks... the old socks were worn out and had a couple holes in them. The top fuzzy part is indistructable, thick felted fabric. I trimmed off the old bottom ribbing and loosely stitched the new one on. The pattern is the Wood Hoods, one of my oldest patterns and the one that has been knit the most by my readers.
I also have plugged away at the chunky woolease blanket, and have about one third done....

feels nice.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I had more fun knitting the club cover(s). I only did one, but learned alot by doing it.

How do you do so much that you do? Are you on speed or something?

Chris from Scotia, NY