Sunday, August 10, 2008

Fish Story

We've just spent a glorious week on Vancouver Island. Here we are after awaking @ 6:00 am (who am I kidding - I never slept all night out of fear of sleeping in) and arriving at the airport in Victoria.

I took every opportunity to sneak in a wee bit of knitting time. Here I am on a fishing charter thinking "Would it be in poor taste to bring out my knitting?" Given I was on a fishing boat with a bunch of sweaty smelly guys - I decided they wouldn't care so, Evie got a fair bit of air play. Actually, she got about 4 hours of focus so I was able to get a fair bit done.

Did you know that knitting on a boat brings fishermen good luck???? Here is Butch Cassidy with his prize for the day. This was one of two bites we got and it paid off. A 27 pound (ok Dad, ok - 26.5 pounds...sue me I round up) Chinook Salmon. Twenty two pounds of it came home on the plane with us. Look how far up the side of the guy who owns the charter boat it goes.

I also managed to get a lot done on Diamond Fantasy. I'm about 30% of the way there. I'm in love with this Shetland roving and found a shepherdess not far from my dad who had some loving Shetland roving. I'm looking forward to spinning it and remembering my trip.

With two strong backs in the house it made sense to put them to work on some gardening chores. Here they are enjoying a laugh with grandpa.

A lovely day in Victoria yielded a skein of Hand Maiden Silk. Isn't this an amazing colourway. I plan to make the Sea Scape shawl with this baby.

I also started the Koolhaas hat by Jared Flood in my own handspun. This is BFL roving from Lisa Souza in her jonquil colourway. It's so soft - I'm really enjoying the pattern.

All in all it was the perfect vacation. Great hosts (thanks dad and Shirley), amazing sunny weather and lots of time to knit. Do I have to come back to reality?

1 comment:

vanessa said...

jesus christ, you even look gorgeous on a fishing boat!