Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Guess where I was today? :)


If you 'hung out' with me the whole time I lived in Victoria, then you know this is Clover Point, one of my favorite places on the planet!
 I also got to have a great visit with Julie (Victoria folks might know her as the antique-sock-knitting-machine-lady) and Maria, another 'blog buddy', up visiting from Washington. Maria and I have something else in common besides blogging ... we both love to knit lace. But this time, she had something else for our little 'show and tell' session....
The cowl was lovely, but it hid the amazing Meg Swanson-designed Lupine Cardigan that Maria knit. Just reading the description on that linked page made me cower!

I made it back in lots of time for the 5 pm ferry, and while I was waiting for the ferry and knitting, this military helicopter circled overhead several times...
 
 ... like.... *right* overhead!
People whine about our local ferry, the Skeena Queen, all the time, but I love it! I usually just stay in the van for the 35-minute crossing (mainly because I'm often - purposely - early, so I have a 'front row seat' for the whole passage) but sometimes, if it's cold or dark, I take my knitting into the 'passenger lounge.' It looks like this...

 Not fancy, but warm and well-lit ... perfect for knitting!

I love being away ... and I love coming home. This is always a welcome sight when it's been a long day...
(That's the ferry dock in Fulford, about 300' from home!)

3 comments:

India said...

I, too, love ferry rides and especially this ferry. The little passenger area is very warm and cozy and I did some knitting there as well. I guess we knitters never go very far without a project or two in our bag. Great seeing you on Salt Spring!

India said...

If I knew you were in Victoria and I wanted to see you, Clover Point would be the place I'd look! :-)

N. Maria said...

What a wonderful surprise to see you drive up in Julie's yard! When you got out of your vehicle, I shouted...Marilyn!!!!
Thank you for coming all that way so that we could have some wonderful show and tell.
Your work is lovely as usual.