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I never feel like there’s enough time. I’m sure I’m not alone in this, but that doesn’t make it any easier.

I spend most weeks dreaming of the weekend, and then I spend the weekend trying to be both productive and lazy at the same time. This is a difficult goal to achieve without feeling as if a poor comprimise was made.

Today, my lazy Sunday, I awoke after sleeping in to the respectable hour of 9:45am. Somehow, despite leaving home at 11:30am and not having much on the to-do list, I didn’t get home until about 4:00pm.

I’m a terribly inefficient shopper.

I visited Michaels for the first time since moving less than 10 minutes away from it, and I was fairly disappointed. Of course, I was expecting the vast array of acrylic yarn (which I’m not terribly judgemental of, just not a fan of.) But I was hoping that what 100% wool there happened to be would at least be a good deal. Sadly, it was all pretty much the same price as the Cascade 220 I purchased at the LYS last month.

Then again, I suppose the silver lining is that I can now support the LYS without my financial conscience having an epic battle with my social conscience. Sweet.

In any case, I purchased two balls of Patons Classic Wool Merino, which I shall turn into a Christmas present for someone who will remain nameless and (hopefully) doesn’t read this little knitting blog. I’ll have to wait to see how my projects progress, but I’m almost tempted to say I like this yarn better than the Cascade 220 – it seems a little softer. Or maybe I’m just thrilled that it comes in a centre-pull ball. The colour selection certainly doesn’t compare, though.

I’ve also cast on my Asymmetrical Cable Cardi, which I’m pretty excited about. I’m also pretty sure it will take me forever, what with all the Christmas knitting I’ve suddenly decided to do.

Anyway, I don’t have any photos just yet, but I’m sure that will change quickly. In the meantime, all the mall-ratting today made me realize how nice it was to get outdoors last weekend. It was a rare clear day, and it was nice to get knitting in fresh air (or get out in the fresh air at all, come to that). Last summer I often knit on a blanket in the sunshine after work, and it was wonderful. I’m generally a fan of winter, but I sure look forward to next summer for that.

So, instead of knitting pictures today, I’ll post the photos I took in the park last weekend. Just imagine me knitting, for now.

Seawall - near Stanley Park

Seawall - near Stanley Park

Seawall - I love the bird in this one

I love the bird in this one

What a view from those apartments

I dream of having the view from those apartments...

Driftwood - one of my favourite things

Driftwood - one of my favourite things

The view from my knitting spot - contemplative, non?

The view from my knitting spot - contemplative, non?

Seawall - a little flooded

Seawall - a little flooded

Where I sat knitting...

Where I sat knitting...

Where I sat knitting...

A nice place to be.


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