Sunday, 18 December 2011
The next night I booked us into the Hotel Victoria on Yonge St. between Wellington and King. It is a boutique hotel over 100 years old. It was lovely. Our room was urban chic with FREE WIFI!! Yay! And we were given breakfast vouchers totalling $24 with adequately covered our morning nutritional needs. Because we were in the city, we met Scooter for his birthday dinner in the neighbourhood where he lives with his mother. We had a very nice time at his favourite restaurant, Queen's Pasta.
I also spent a couple of hours at Romni Wools and bought some red and white Lanett yarn to make a Christmas gift for our Christmas Eve party hostess, some Rios for a friend to give to her daughter who knits, some understated sock yarn for me
and some Fleece Artist Woolie Silk 3ply that matches the Malabrigo sock yarn with which I'm knitting my Maia Shawl. My plan is to knit some handwarmers for myself.
Skip and I also poked around the Eaton Centre. I really liked the enormous reindeer sculptures.
I also like to take photos of the Swarovski tree with its more than 44,000 crystal ornaments. This photo does not do it justice.
Wednesday I knit with my 'peeps' in the afternoon and Thursday I met with my monthly knitting group at the tea shop for lunch. I skipped my knitting group that night to do some more crafting. I made a couple more reversible project bags. This one isn't very colourful but it has a ewe and a lamb on it.
I really liked this multicoloured yellow fabric
and found striking taffeta fabric to coordinate.
Today, I made 4 sets of stitch markers using 9mm jump rings.
I have Joseph's capybara scarf and the Nordic Christmas ornament to finish. 7 days and counting...