Monthly Archives: July 2015

Reach-back post…sausage rolls.

There have been a few topics that I  always intended to post about but never quite got around to.  This is one of them

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But it’s a dry heat….not!

No one ever says that about an Ontario summer. We are in the midst of a hot spell.  Temperatures well over 30 as long  as I can remember and forecasts for more of the same all week.

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I count my blessings knowing that I work in a cool office and spend most of my evenings by the lake.
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Getting caught up.

A summer cold dominated my week and interrupted my return to work.  I seem to be on the mend now thankfully.

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My evening project

I’ve been a knitter for 30 years – I  started back in the fall of 1985, and I’ve  knit hundreds of sweaters and many many blankets over the years.

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Today we dyed!

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Day 3 of spinning school had us focus on dyeing wool and  other fibres. Using food colour and vinegar, we tried 2 different methods.
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It’s where to go for breakfast.

Brr. It’s 11 degrees this morning (Jim says it’s 10 with the wind chill, lol). A beautiful sunny day though and a great day for dyeing and spinning!

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I opted for breakfast in town today and apparently the Kozy Korner is the place to go in Haliburton – despite their lack of spell check. 

It’s a good place.  Full of all the activity i expected.  Big tables of local men telling stories and solving the world’s problems. 

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Tables of tourists and cottagers  getting ready for the day and lightning fast service. The food was good enough and overall it didnt disappoint – its no Garth’s though.

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Today we will use food colour to dye the yarn we spun and plied yesterday.  And if all goes well I’ll buy myself a very special early birthday present. Details later.

Even on vacation

Im spending the  week in Haliburton at the School of the Arts learning to spin.  Lots  of fun but more on that later.

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Today I  escaped at lunch break with a couple of classmates and hit the Haliburton Market.  It was swarmed with people with lines at every booth.  Awesome.  I ended up with  salami, bagels and goat feta.