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Hello old and new friends. My blog has been inactive but I am still around. I loom-knit, weave and have picked up the sticks to needle knit, too! My patterns page links to Ravelry and I will answer questions about those. Maybe someday I will be back to write more. We will see where life takes me.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Oh, Canada

A couple weeks ago we took a trip south* to Canada. First, we were tourists for a day at Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls
The American and Horseshoe falls, stitched together

Niagara Falls
After the Maid of the Mist boat ride to the falls. We got very wet.

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls illumination

For the next few days of our trip, I tried out a little new and old.

Crazy caesar salad
New food ... a caesar salad with tempeh bits, edamame, sun-dried tomato, jicama, red pepper, napa cabbage and pine nuts. Our friend, Debs, took us to this great restaurant, Fresh on Spadina in downtown Toronto.

Lettuce Knit
Old habits ... Checking out a yarn shop called Lettuce Knit in Toronto.

My favorite husband ever bought this delicious yarn candy for me. Hand Maiden Fine Yarn is hand-dyed in Canada. The skein is made of silk, superwash merino wool and seacell. Someday, it will be a luxurious lacey shawl or scarf.

Hand Maiden fine yarn

For the weekend, we crashed at our friend Errol's house, the place of awesome musics and Fluffytron the bunny. Mr. Plate got to collaborate with some of this friends and I got to witness the magic. Go check out the live collab (done in one hour!) "Right on Time" and more by The Cow Exchange in the 50/90 challenge.

Another crafty connection to this trip might be the reason why it took an hour or two to cross the border on our way home. A couple days before we left a woman was busted with 3,000 buttons laced with cocaine. The "fashion designer" was trying to get into the country at the Toronto airport. Good thing we bought yarn, not buttons!

Crossing the border

Alas, we were welcomed back to the U.S. of A. After eight hours of driving, we boarded the Lake Michigan car ferry and sailed to Wisconsin.

SS Badger car ferry 

* And yes, Niagara Falls and Toronto are technically south of Green Bay, Wis.


  1. We're south or Toronto? Huh, I never knew that. Cool pics!

  2. Actually, we're north of Toronto but I think that's what you meant! And thanks!! :-)

  3. Lettuce Knit is less than 5min away from where I work! Crazy crazy. Hope you had good times visiting Toronto!

  4. That is nutty! I should have looked you up. Good news is that we had so much fun that we'd like to go back, maybe every other year.