How are you? It has been awhile, so I wanted to just write a quick update to essentially say nothing is really happening 😛 This summer has been Hot – so very hot. Heat Warnings for much of July/August. The hottest day, the humidity rose to 40 C – too hot to sit at the beach. Too hot to garden, to think or move. Heat unheard of on PEI.
It feels much better this morning. I actually have goose bumps on my bare skin.
The ocean is so warm! We have spent quite a few evenings just diving into the waves, watching the sun set and driving home on dark country roads, with sand and salt sticking to our skin. Crabs begin to come out by the time we leave, swarms of mosquitoes and deer fly, distant planets and stars. A dual sky – pink on one side and the most calming grey/blue on the other. It’s best early morning or in the early evening, when the sun isn’t burning bright over our heads.
So what have we all been up to? I pulled a muscle in my leg while running and have been rendered useless. There have been lots of visits, day trips, walks, eating and some knitting of course. I just washed and blocked several items to eventually put up in the shop (It’s just so hot out that even putting wool items on for photographs right now would be silly). I also started these little fair isle socks – I simply chose a fairisle design from the book ” Traditional Fairisle Knitting ” by Sheila McGregor. I really wanted a more floral design than the star. Hopefully, I can remember how to do the heel – that might prove difficult so don’t expect to see the finished result for awhile (not that skilled of a knitter!).
For the second time this summer, I came face to face with a Great Horned Owl sitting in a maple tree in our backyard. During the daytime (can you believe? I still don’t know if I can) Each time, I was in the garden looking around – the first time the owl was actually just sitting in a tree watching me and the second (yesterday) I heard a screech coming from the trees and went to investigate. This has been probably the most beautiful and magical encounter of my life. I am so interested in Owl lore and superstitions <3 I feel like if you see an owl in the wild, you will feel pretty intense about preserving woodlands.
Alas! Not really a lot happening this summer. It has been quiet and slow (slow as in nothing too exciting happening – it has been going by SO fast, rawr). Next weekend, I get to hike with the elves in CB so I am very excited about that.
I’ll make a post for all the knitted things very soon and about Cape Breton if you would be interested 😀 😀
Below is a short video that I absolutely love about a 14th century woman getting ready for the day. I think we can assume that those living in straw covered homes with dirt floors and a hearth at the centre were probably not use to such luxuries but that being said – I am sure they had their own unique and equally interesting ways of preparing for the day ahead!