Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Withdrawl

So, we are currently without internet. And they have to come to the house to fix it so it won't be on until this Friday and then I'll be on my way to Calgary for our annual end of summer fling. This will be the first year we won't be back-to-school shopping for anyone. We'll be chilling and hanging with our peeps!

Anyways, it is probably a good thing that we are not plugged in right now. There is so much to do at this time of year and I am already busier than usual. We have had company pretty steadily since the neices and nephews came in April. We've had only a week or two between visits or our own excursions. I have loved the company! But it has put me seriously behind on my food preservation.

It is interesting to see what our life is like without access to the world wide web. We read more books and talk more to each other and get more accomplished in general. I really have to learn to regulate myself better when we are hooked up again.

In the meantime I have discovered a fantastic knitting book by Cat Bordhi. It is called New Pathways for Sock Knitters. Laura, you have to get it or at least check it out of your library. (you, too, Joanne) It teaches you how to knit socks with 2 circular needles so you won't have to figure out all that dpn stuff and she is amazing. She takes complex knitting and reduces it to simply increasing and decreasing and her explanations are really, really good. I usually find written instructions difficult to say the least if I have never done it before but she is very clear and breaks it down. She suggests that you practise by knitting baby socks. H already has a pair of pink bamboo that I took to her last night. Right now I have another pair on the needles for Elizabeth in the same self striping yarn as Rhiannon's socks. What else do you do while sitting through swimming lessons?

5 comments:

bum.by.the.sea said...

sometimes I wish for no internet. it can be just too damn compelling and distracting and time consuming, and when it's gone you all of a sudden have all this time! TIME!

Sarahstottle said...

sign me up for some baby socks!!!

Anonymous said...

Nise two reed yr intristing poste.

Joanne said...

We were also without our internet for the long week-end...while we did have more time for some stuff, it took me longer to do other stuff...I was canning and couldn't remember what temperature to sterilize my jars at so I had to call my brother in Oregon and get him to look it up...I needed a recipe for something else and had to call the person I originally got it from etc etc. Although...those were two interesting conversations,it would have been quicker to look it up online :) I will check out that book next time I am at the library!

Laura said...

time to have the internet and write again. it's time. time to go. let's go.