Knitting on the Road: Canada • Canal du Midi • Conwy • Dalarna • Denmark • Friday Harbor • Hiiumaa • Huron Mountain • New England • The Road to Oslo • Santa Fe • Spey Valley • Christmas in Tallinn • Traveler's Stockings • Uinta Cabin • Unst • Whitby
Here in the GTA we're not expecting to be affected by Hurricane Irene - we're too far inland for that. An overcast, breezy day is likely to be the extent of it.
With cooler temps this morning was ideal for baking bread. We bought this book and we've had good success making really delicious crusty bread. Too delicious really ... the fresh baked bread rarely lasts more than a half hour around here.
With gusty winds, we also thought it wise to harvest the last three pears on our tree. There were lots of pears but the raccoons got most of them. Since my photo was taken, I've moved them to nestle in amongst the bananas on my counter. Google says that's a good way to ripen them. Poor sad little pears.
And with the morning spent around the house, I've finally cast on my final Canal du Midi sock. All week long I told myself that I really needed to find a chunk of time to sit down in front of YouTube demonstrations to master the Double Start cast-on. In fact, I watched this tutorial twice and I think I've nailed it. I did briefly consider just doing a regular old long tail cast on, but I'm glad now to have learned the Double Start cast-on properly. It really does give the cuff a much nicer edge; so much so that it may be my go-to cast on for cuff down socks from now on. That's one real plus for these Nancy Bush patterns - there's always something new and different to try!