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Thankgiving (+ Rhinebeck bound!)

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I went to my parents’ house a few weeks ago to celebrate Thanksgiving (we celebrated a week early) and the first signs of fall were just starting to peek out. The leaves are changing later this year, I think. But the cooler weather seems to have arrived for good, and I am enjoying sipping warm drinks and wearing warm sweaters.

My sweater is nearly dry, my bags (okay, mostly my knitting projects for the road) are packed, and we’re leaving tomorrow morning for Rhinebeck! I am beyond excited and have a long list of everything I want to see and do. I’ll be there Saturday all day and Sunday morning. I think our plan is to go to the Ravelry meetup at 1pm on the hill on Saturday, so please let me know if you are also going! I am really looking forward to putting some faces to some names. If you’re not going, I’ll be posting a deluge of photos after the weekend, I’m sure, so hopefully you can enjoy a bit from afar.

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Holiday-ing

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Happy new year! I can’t believe we’re already into the first week of 2016. I had a really lovely, although busy, Christmas with my family. I’m still on break until next Monday, so I’m cherishing the time I have off. I’ve been doing lots of knitting, some reading, crossword puzzles (a recent obsession), and working on some new designs- a shawl, and a hat.

I hope you are having a lovely start to 2016!

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Summertime.

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I feel like the last two months have just flown by, and I can’t believe that I’ll be back in classes again in a few weeks. There have been so many fantastic days this summer, though, and I’ve felt so grateful to be working at such an amazing job, spending time with family and friends, eating good food, and visiting beautiful places. The next few weeks are packed full with exciting plans too.

How have your last few weeks of summer been?

(Knitting pictured- NYC Socks)

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Crunch time.

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I promise I haven’t dropped off the face of the earth, despite the radio silence here last week. I’ve just hit crunch time for this semester… all of my energy is being funneled into coursework, job hunting, apartment hunting, volunteering, and so on. I did get to go home for reading week, though, so that was a nice break. I’m hoping I’ll be back to regular posting next week. In the meantime, I hope you’re all well- let me know what you’ve been up to in the comments!
(Knitting above- my Aidez Cardigan)

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Not enough bags.

If you haven’t already seen the name change announcement and updated your subscriptions, please see yesterday’s post here.

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I whipped up another quick project bag using Shannon’s tutorial at the end of the Christmas break, because I never seem to have enough bags for all of the projects I’m working on. The fabric is from my mum’s stash- isn’t that bottom print so pretty?

And what better to go in a new project bag than a new project? I needed something really simple to work on after so many weeks of intense Christmas knitting, so I cast on a pair of plain vanilla socks using some leftover yarn from a Christmas gift (pictures of the gift to come later!). I added a couple of grey stripes at the top for interest.
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What’s your favourite project bag pattern or shop? I’m always on the lookout for new ones!

Linking up with Yarn-Along.

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December, in snow.

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I took a few photos when we took the dogs for a walk last week, and it just happened to be the first major snowfall of the year! It’s been slowly melting over the last few days, but I’m still holding out hope for a white Christmas.

If you haven’t seen the video I shot during the same walk, you can see it here (and thank you for all of your lovely comments!). And if you want to see more photos from this same conservation area during all sorts of weather and seasons, they’re all here.

Hoping you all had a lovely weekend!

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November in snow.

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When I was visiting my parents last weekend, we got our first proper snowstorm of the year! It’s actually stayed pretty cold since, and there’s been some more snow, so it looks quite lovely outside. We’ve started decorating for Christmas a bit early this year, so the weather seems suitable! I’ll share some pictures of our Christmas decorations and our little tree in a few days.

Go here to see the rest of the photos I’ve taken at this conservation area. There wasn’t snow yet last November!

Do you have snow yet? I’d love to see a photo if you do!

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Weekending, extended edition.

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I had a few days off from school at the beginning of this week, and I’ve spent the longer weekend visiting my parents. Winter seems to have made its first true appearance, so I spent most of my time indoors with a cup of tea, frantically knitting Christmas gifts… More to come later this week.

I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend and are enjoying the snow if you got some!

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Christmas cake.

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Over Thanksgiving weekend, my mum and I baked our Christmas fruitcake. The recipe is my grandmother’s and you’re supposed to bake it way ahead of when you want to eat it, and baste it with alcohol every week. Right before Christmas we’ll add a layer of marzipan and a layer of royal icing. It’s such a big cake that it takes 4-6 hours to bake, so we finished late into the evening. I always hear people complaining about fruitcake, but this one is really delicious. It’s always our first Christmas baking of the year and now I can’t wait to decorate for Christmas… only a few more months! (Although I have a lot of knitting to do in that time!). If you’re also impatiently waiting for the holiday season to start, you can see all of last year’s Christmas posts here.

What are your feelings about fruitcake? Love or hate?

Linking up with Heather.

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October.

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October is definitely one of my favourite months. Photos taken at the conservation area near my parents’ house… one of my favourite places. See all of the photos I’ve taken there here.

Hoping you all had a lovely weekend!

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