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Still here, knitting again, and a new obsession

Yes, I am knitting again. It makes me very happy. I even managed to finish a Clockwork and wanted to show it today but it doesn’t want to cooperate. It is weird, the photo looks in focus when I open it in my preview but after sizing it in photoshop it looks all fuzzy and out of focus. I think it is the combination of the colorful stripes, the contrast between the colours and the cloudy weather,,, Who knows?

You can take a look at it on my Ravelry’s project page – I am not sure I chose the right yarn for this,  the Shibui Staccato is a lovely yarn but maybe it is too springy for the Clockwork although it contains silk. I think I will hold my judgement until after I wash the shawl and see how it behaves!

A few days ago I realised I am in the midst of yet another obsession. Clockwork was the fourth! Stephen West on my needles and the fifth I chose to knit. Herbivore, Pogona and Blue Whale are all on my needles these days and his Daybreak is my most favorite little shawl.

I think what attracts me to Mr. West’s patterns is the way he plays with unusual shapes and textures. Did you knit any of his patterns?

So, instead of bad Clockwork photos I will share some bad photos of local cuteness:

Canada geese family touring a Toronto parking lot

Aren't they the cutest?

You see, I took those with my iPad in the middle of a parking lot and I needed to be quick in order to catch them in formation, so I have plenty excuses.

Friday Walk Scenes

The  sun was out this morning and we did not forget to take the camera with us so I decided to share with you some scenes from our lovely walk:

Toronto Skyline as seen from the walkway along Lake Ontario

The complex where we live

Checking out the lake view

Look who is searching the lake

Do they play or fight?

True Love

Icy beach

Natural Ice Shovelling

Jesus Ducks

The Apprentice!

Strolling Ducks

Canada Goose

Oh Food

Yup, it is still winter

Thank you Joseph for all these photos.

I hope everyone will have a lovely, restful weekend and as usual, can someone please knit some rows for me?

It’s Been Awhile

I have been busy:

Not very professional!

When we managed to get it to this, mainly thanks to Joe

Good enough to dance in

I took him to Israel:

November 2010, Bat Yam, Israel

Sunny Israeli November

and treated him to all sorts of these:

Yummy Israeli Munchies and some beer

The purpose of the trip was visiting my mother:

Strolling in Mahne Yehuda Market with my mother

and meeting the new member of our family:

The latest addition to our family: Noam

Noam, December 3, 2010

In Mahne Yehuda – the famous market of Jerusalem, I even managed to find this:

Not really a great find!

Which is really nothing compared to other things this lovely place has to offer:

General view of one of the alleys of Mahne Yehuda, Jerusalem

Lovely huge Eggplants

Sweets - Halva and Baklawa

and then we came back to this:

The view that greeted me in the morning after we returned

which believe it or not, made me very happy.