Friday, March 28, 2008

I'm finally back

My trip to Banff went off without a hitch. It was so nice to get away for awhile but it's taking me a long time to recover. There's always so much housework and other things that you need to catch up on when you come back. But I think I'm caught up. Now next month we're going to Disney World and I'll have to do it all over. Such a rough life I live.

We mainly went to Banff so my husband could ski but I did get him off the slopes for a couple of days. One of the days we went on a Gondola up to the top of a mountain to look at the scenery.
It was so beautiful. It really does take your breath away. This is the Banff Springs hotel from the Gondola. It was built in the late 1800's and the only way you could get to it was by train. Royalty and movie stars would summer there. The architecture is astounding.

While we were downtown I bought some Qiviuk. It's the soft underlining of a Musk Oxen. It's the softest yarn I ever felt. Very expensive. I bought one in black and one in burgundy. I also got some raw fiber for when I'm good at spinning. But that will have to wait awhile. I need the cheap stuff now.

Then one day we rented a car and drove a scenic hwy to Jasper. Here's my husband and his friend Steve goofing off at Lake Louise. Of couse it was frozen solid.

In Jasper I found this building. It's a city building but it's would be my dream house. I think it's so beautiful.

And finally on the days he was skiing I made this. It's for one of the twins who just turned 5. The second one is on the needles.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Where does time go?

Can you believe it's almost Easter. I felt a little funny taking out my Easter decorations when it's so cold and grey. I will be gone next week on vacation. Hooray! We are going to Banff so my husband can ski and I can sit around the fire and knit. Of course, there will be shopping and going to the spa also. We always go with a group of people so I'll have plenty of company while the husband is off skiing. I can't wait to have no laundry, no dishes, no messy house. Just me and hubby in a hotel room. AHHHH.

I finished one sock that I got in a kit. I'm not happy with the yarn. But they will do on cold snowy days when I need my feet real warm.

That's little sheep on top. I thought they were cute. Well, see you soon. I'm off to pack.