After three terms as chairperson of our local union's women's committee I decided to step down and let someone else run the show for awhile. You can't find a better group of women anywhere, and the sisters bought me a bouquet of flowers as a "thanks" and gave me a gift certificate for my favourite store in the whole wide world, Canadian Tire. Well I wasn't sure what to do with this certificate. I didn't want to just get regular old household stuff, I wanted it to be something more meaningful since it's a gift and all. I didn't have any must-have tools on my list not already in my garage at the moment so I just sat on it waiting for the right thing to show up. Then the weather warmed up.
I had the scathingly brilliant idea to buy flowers with the certificate and fill my yard with them. Now as I enjoy my backyard all season long I'll think of my sister's and how beautiful they are.
I have great knitting news; I found two more balls of yarn for the Vogue shawl that had been hiding on me. Fortunately I hadn't ripped it yet, I think I'd be committing hari kari with a pair of 6mm straights if I ripped out all that work and then found the extra yarn.
But I did start on Clapotis with the Hand Painted Yarn laceweight anyway. I don't have enough stitch markers (I think I'll need about 18 of them) so I'm using coloured paperclips as I've seen others do, but they keep getting tangled (maybe because the yarn's so thin?). I need a better solution if someone's got one.