I have suffered at least 20 mosquito bites this weekend. West Nile, this is Eve. Eve, meet West Nile.

Monday, July 31st, 2006
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My dearies, I am back! I went off this weekend to Sudbury to attend our family’s posh annual garden party at my aunt Liz and uncle Gord’s. I took along the beau for the first time, so he met lots of relatives and they all made jokes about checking his teeth and ankles to make sure he was healthy and giving him the third degree. I gave my beautiful finished Spectator Grand hat to my aunt Liz, and she loved it! I played croquet with the beau and I beat him (HA!) even though he knocked my ball away twice when I was ahead of him. Then there was lots of drinking and carousing and eating and more carousing. I went to bed a very tired knitter.

The next morning I broke into aunt Liz’s giant, 30-year-old craft magazine store, and she let me take a few home! I picked the two that had cute animals on the cover, and another one with a pattern in it that looked very similar to Knit and Tonic‘s Somewhat Cowl (but a bit more brash, because it was 1972 after all). Then we climbed up into the forest behind Liz and Gord’s and picked blueberries, and fortunately we weren’t attacked by any bears or moose or combinations thereof. We had to disappear after that so I didn’t get Liz to teach me how to spin, but she promised that next time we’re up she’ll take out the wheel and I can play with fibre. Yay!

I have much more to tell you, my dearies, but I have to go shopping now with my mum and buy fantastic clothes and furniture and imported asian stationery curiosities. Tomorrow I shall be providing you all with fantastic pictures of my knitting progress, because what else are you going to do on two eight hour car trips?

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3 Comments to “I have suffered at least 20 mosquito bites this weekend. West Nile, this is Eve. Eve, meet West Nile.”

  1. Sounds like a great time, especially 8 hours knitting time!! I would have left the magazines and swiped the wheel!!! ;) Can’t wait to see what you’ve made.

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    August 1, 2006 @ 12:53 am
  2. Ha, I can’t either. My mum has been over the last few days so I’m avoiding blogging (except mornings and lunch, when I obsessively blog) so I can spend time with her.

    Comment by Eve
    August 2, 2006 @ 1:09 pm
  3. [...] Speaking of capes, here’s a picture I found in one of my aunt’s craft magazines. Isn’t it darling? [...]

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    September 7, 2006 @ 11:12 pm

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