Friday, September 28, 2012

It's That Time of Year Again!

It's officially Fall in my books. And not because my calendar says so... Not because I have finally put on socks for the first time in months... And not because my bathing suit has been lovingly folded up and put in the bottom drawer for safe keeping.

Autumn has arrived because The Markham Fair is here!

Growing up in the Markham area, the Fair always marked the official beginning of Fall. As soon as the Fair arrived, you knew that you could no longer get away with not wearing a jacket to school. You also knew that the excitement of new binders and fresh pens had worn off, and now the teachers actually expected you to get some work done. (UGH! Really though??? Is it Thanksgiving yet!?!?!?)

So last night, my good buddy Amy and I headed on over to the fair to celebrate this new season by moaning and groaning over how adorable all of the barnyard animals (OK... Mostly sheep) are.



You just moaned and groaned a little yourself there, didn't you?

SO flippin' adorable.

These creatures just make me want to whip out my woolens and cast on some mohair.

Even the sheep have the good sense to wear a jacket in the evening now

Or at least cast on something to enter in next year's fair! 

This category looks right up my alley...
Beautiful baby knits

 So you'd better be diving back into that knitting basket of yours, all you seasonal knitters!

And you'd also better be taking advantage of the Fall harvest! (Lots to do this time of year... isn't there!?!?!?)

I must also extend a big congratulations to my dear Uncle Guy of Farintosh Farms for winning a whack of 'First Prizes' for his beautiful produce.

I would expect no less! These peppers and tomatoes are perfect!

Top notch!

So while I do hope that you are maintaing a healthy diet (there is no better time of year to do that!), I also hope that you are taking some time to indulge.

Indulging in both some knitting time, and some donut time.

Cinnamon Tiny Toms please! A Markham tradition.

"Twist my rubber arm" you say!

Monday, September 24, 2012

I Spy With My Little Eye...

An adorable music video, filled with adorable knittings!

Happy Monday everyone!

Monday, September 10, 2012

The Week That Was A Whirlwind

Amazing how much can happen in a week. 

Really though. It is.

My sister finally tied the knot. And my family? We couldn't be happier.

No detail went forgotten

She certainly snagged herself a pretty solid dude.

So why wouldn't we be thrilled?

 My other sister made the trek from London, England and managed to wrangle her dear man into coming along for the ride.

This is one brave Brit- what a lot of family he met in a mere four days!
 And then my brother and I jumped into the car and drove ourselves out to Halifax so that he can begin yet another school year.

Bathroom break in New Brunswick

Interestingly enough, Halifax happens to be the same city that my sister and brother-in-law (Ugh! I LOVE saying that!) met. So you might say that the wedding celebrations continued onwards as baby brother and I made our way out east.


While it was a total whirlwind 22 hours in a city that is very near and dear to my heart, I did manage to swing a trip to one of my favorite spots- the Public Gardens.

Turns out that dear Halifax continues to be the same beautiful city that I remember it being.


You could say, it has been... a very good week.

But if you'll just excuse me for a moment.

I need a little nap here...