Quebec. This is the day she opens all of the gifts her blog friends sent, so it should be safe to post today. I love this pattern. It really is simple and quick, and I used a smidgeon more than one 50g ball of dk-weight wool. All the deets are on ravelry here.
As for what's happening on the homefront, I'm sitting on school council, volunteering in a newcomer youth program teaching needlecraft, playing indoor soccer, madly knitting gifts, cooking up applesauce, baking bread, and slow-cooking some spicy tomato soup - not all at the same time. I've made some big decisions recently - wear more sweatpants and build a caring community. I'm really into the sweats. It was I all I could do today to not drive to the store for more sweats. I wonder if it's a cold weather thing. I wish I could wear them to the office. Could you picture me sitting in on Board meetings wearing sweatpants and a hoodie all curled up and cozy recording the minutes? It would be my luck that it would end badly like the time George got the security guard a rocking chair.
Ooh, I nearly forgot. Mr. J and I went out this week to see a concert at the Aeolian. This never happens. We never go out. We like to be in our jammies by 8 p.m. We're pretty boring. However, I was able to pick up some tickets for cheap while also giving to charity, so I youtubed some of the upcoming performers, and I stumbled upon this video.
I fell in love instantaneously. One of the musicians in the ensemble is the lead singer of The Weakerthans, and I didn't even know this until after I got home. Apparently I was already in love with this band, and I didn't even know it. See, I have this friend who makes me mixes - fabulous mixes - without liners. I have no idea what I'm listening to EVER! It's weird and brilliant at the same time. There's a lot of music out there that I absolutely adore, and I haven't a clue what it is.
Speaking of jammies, I think I'll go get mine on, grab a cup of tea, and settle on the sofa with some knitting.