Monday, November 3, 2014

Then... and now...

I love Salt Spring Island, I really do. But every now and then I look at downtown Victoria's web-cam -- and then I really miss living there. This is what it looked like this evening...

The dark spot on the right side of the photo is actually the lawn of the world-famous Empress Hotel, and just off the left side of the photo is the legislative buildings - The parliament buildings are all lit up for Christmas by about Dec. 1st, and there's a 100' high evergreen on the lawn that gets lit up, as well - and, in case you can't imagine what it would be like to be a boat on that dock at Christmas time, I'll tell you: it's like living in a Christmas card. Just seeing this scene tonight made me all nostalgic and I start thinking of Christmas!

However, Christmas *is* still almost two months away ... and we'll be in Victoria to celebrate it with the kids and grandkids (just not on that dock!), but meanwhile, here at home .... I finished a Christmas-*looking* project today.

It's a hoodie, without the hoodie, if you know what I mean! It's a commission for someone who lives in a very warm place, so I have no idea what she'll do with it .... but I do know that it was fun to knit!

Off-Island to work for the next three days, so no promises about posting!


2 comments:

meezermeowmy said...

You're not going to believe this, but I have been knitting the same hood, and got very confused about picking up the front ribbing,how it was supposed to connect. None of the pictures on Ravelry showed the connection as well as the two you posted - just what I needed! Thanks!

"Skipper" said...

Wow, that's amazing! So glad I could help, lol. It was a fun knit - and like I said, I probably will need to make a few more.