Spare time, who has that anymore? I try not to over schedule our lives. Ella does one activity during the fall/winter and nothing over the summer. Our lives are busy enough with day-to-day life.
What do you do to relax? I like to knit. I do other forms of handwork like smocking, tatting and embroidering, but knitting is my hobby of the moment. I've been working on some Christmas presents and I plan on getting them done way before Christmas. I hate trying to finish projects at the last-minute. I get most of my knitting done in the evening while watching tv with Colin. I've always been one to do handwork while watching tv, I just can't sit and do nothing. My hands always like to be busy. That was the one good thing when I worked in Toronto. I had a 2 hour commute (GO Train and Go Bus) and had plenty of time to get stuff done.
I thought I'd share a few of the things I've been working on. I love making socks, there are so many beautiful sock wools out there. Sigh, so much wool, so little time :) This beautiful scarf is made out of an Italian wool. It is 80% wool and 20% cashmere. It feels beautiful. I used some Russian lace patterns and made a Moebius scarf. It's an Elizabeth Zimmerman pattern. I love her books/ideas. She has a very chatty style that feels like you're hanging out with a friend.
This is how Ella spends her spare time. Drawing in her tent. The living room finally got tidied up enough for me to build her a tent.
This is Ella's Drumstick. His new home is Ella's bug catcher. It's likely the only use it will get, she doesn't like bugs. Takes after her Momma.