( Jan. 13th, 2010 06:09 pm)
Today has been a wild and crazy day, my friends. Went off in the morning to take mom to a medical appointment in St. James/Assiniboia, then headed over to a bank then Tim Horton's for some tea and a donut, then knitting. Had a very lovely chat with an elderly englishwoman about knitting and craftwork in the UK versus craftwork here. She used to do very fine fair-isle mittens, and I told her about my vest.

After that I headed over to the St/ James Assiniboia library and looked over their books- found a complete gem of a knitting book: The Swedish Mitten Book: Traditional Patterns from Gotland. It's very no-nonsense, giving basic (very, very basic) instructions for construction, then 39 colourwork patterns.

I was so caught up in my books that I didn't notice my phone vibrating, and then I realized I was late to meet mom (I ended up getting there only 10 minutes late, but still.) So I rushed back over to the clinic and took forever to find a place to park and then once I actually got inside, it took me nearly another 20 minutes to actually find her (for a place that small, it's like a rabbit's warren). Turns out she'd had to have bloodwork done, and then had to wait another 2 hours before doing more tests after eating, so we had a small lunch (it was 11) and she sent me off home.

So, to home where I got mail from LAc du Bonnet and a schedule for Wolseley Wardrobe and managed to get a bit of spinning in while listening to podfic before mom called again, and it was back out to St. James again. To celebrate her having the rest of the day off we trundled down to Aqua Books and Eat! Bistro and had... second lunch? Early dinner? We then browsed the books before heading over to St. Boniface to go to the chiropractor.

Eventually, eventually we got home to the cat who seems to be getting more and more anxious if she doesn't know where we are. I still have some things to work on, and soon I'll be heading out to spend time with my girlfriends, making cookies and playing Beatles Rockband.
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