Monday, June 18, 2012

Don't Know How to Knit

Today's video is about people who tell me they don't know how to knit or tried it but can't.  In my roundabout way I just want you to go out, buy yarn and needles and just start knitting.  You can learn from videos on YouTube, using books or attending a class in a yarn shop.

Hope you enjoy the video.

I would love to hear about the yarn you bought and the knitting you have done.  So, please leave a comment below or come on my Facebook page and post a pic of what you've done so far.

Like I said, if you have any questions, ask them!  It will be my pleasure to answer them.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Last Weekend for World Wide Knit in Public Day

It's the last weekend for the World Wide Knit in Public Day.  You can find a local event by going to the website : World Wide Knit in Public Day

There is one happening in NDG Park this Saturday, June 16th at 1 PM.  I don't think I will be going since St.Laurent is having their sidewalk sale and I want to go there instead.  Maybe I could bring some knitting and sit on a bench while there.  I knit in public everyday on my way to work so not participating for me is not that big of a deal.

Have you participated in your local event?  Or do you intend to participate if it is happening this weekend?

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Walking Through the Montreal Botanical Garden

Today I enjoyed an amazing afternoon with my niece and her 5 year old daughter.  She asked me to join them for a visit to the Montreal Botanical Garden.  I hadn't been there in over 30 years.

It was a hot summer day but thankfully there are a lot of places in the shade to sit and the breeze also helped a lot. After 3 hours of walking we called it quits.  The little one kept wanting to swim in the waterfalls to cool herself down or at least walk in water.  Five minutes after we got into the car she was already sound asleep.

Here are some pictures of the lovely gardens we walked through.

Coral and Yellow Rose

Red Poppy

Pink Flowers

105 Years Old Bonsai

Small Chinese Pavillon

You can see the rest of my pictures at my Flickr account here : Nature

It's funny how the city you live in can have such amazing places to see but we often don't take the time to visit them.  It's making me think about my summer vacation which will mostly be spent in Montreal this year.  The boyfriend has a torn meniscus which he could go in for surgery anytime now.  He's also concerned if something happens while we are vactioning in Wildwood as we usually do.

So, I have been thinking of playing tourist in Montreal, seeing places I have yet to visit ( yes, there are some ) and others that I have not been to in a long time.  It should make for an amazing time since Montreal does have so many wonderful places to visit.

Is there a place in your town, your city that you have yet to visit?  Will you decide to visit it soon?  Let me know about it in the comments.