Monday, February 28, 2011

Silver Medalists! Ontario RIngette Provincials - Tween AA

WOW!!! What can I say! What an extremely exciting 4 days!!!! Endurance, passion, speed, love, friendship, excitement - so many words to describe the amazing experience had by all!

Cass and her teammates put it all out there, and played 8 amazing games!

Warm ups:

Goofy times:

Opening Ceremonies:

Winning their Silver Medals (we are SOOOO proud of all of you!):

Some teary eyes after such a hard battle for Gold (and the chance to go to Eastern Nationals), but even more tears because some girls move up an age level next year so it will be 2 years before they play together again:

And one exhausted little sister:

What a truly amazing year these girls/friends/teammates have had! These are the wonderful times that happy memories are made of. Cherish every moment girls - you deserve it! Thank you coaches!!!!


Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Beehive Wool Shop, and a Victoria (airport) Cowl

I had a 27-hour whirlwind of a business trip to Victoria, BC on Tuesday, but the whirlwind left me a free hour to tour and get giddy in The Beehive Wool Shop on Douglas Street in Victoria!

What a shop! The ladies who worked there were phenomonal! I simply said "I'd like to pick up some wool for a new project" and the wool and patterns came flying off the shelves and into my basket! And were there is no willpower, there is lots of wool!!!

The first ball I fell in love with? A 100% pure merino wool to make a colourful cowl! And a wonderful way to kill time in the Victoria airport. Knitting with a chunky Merino and 8mm needles makes a fast, but fun, project!!! I'll be getting a lot of use of my Victoria Cowl on these cold cold days! Picture to follow...

Next came a pattern for a that one of the girls in the shop was wearing. (And will be on my needles in short order!)

And finally, some Paton's roving wool which I hadn't been able to find here. What for? Duffers!!! (Stay tuned to see what a Duffer is!)

I think the search for new and interesting wool shops all over the map is a perfect new adventure!