Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Shhh, I think I've sneaked up on Blogger unawares...

We're getting ready to leave for Tete Jaune at 8 am but think that Blogger might just still be asleep and won't notice me trying to upload pictures, so typing this as DH has his granola (great granola they serve here at the Bear's Hill Lodge) and I break off bits of a cheese scone in between typing on the breakfast table.

I tried to do this last night as well (never stop thinking about you waiting for the pics) and had got right through to the very last one when the whole thing crashed. D - m -nation! Still, here's hoping.



Well, got one in at least. Here's that very first of what I hope will be many yarn stores, the one in Chilliwack the morning after we arrived...



and here's the interior, lovely and crowded. I'm admiring that incredible jacket made from the book which explores new ways and shapes - can't remember its title or even author right now but will give you a closeup of the jacket next posting and you'll probably know it right off. That's the new Vogue Knitting mag under my arm.



Here's the first proof that it is better to travel hopefully than to arrive in a town late on Saturday night. Mostly quilting stuff in the window but I could see lots of yarn in the dim interior (this is 9 pm by the way).



And here's the second. First time I've seen one using the title 'Fibre' - and hey, they spell it like we do. Is that a Canadian thing?



Here's a closeup of the window - that's me reflected in the mirror, with DH pointing the camera. Silk, mohair, soy, chenille - what a beautifully designed window, calculated to get you leaping right in there to explore the treasures beyond.



Aren't these felted boots irresistible? They're made in Nepal, according to the label. Lovely jester footwear for the holiday season.



And finally here is one of those amazing peaks on the Icefield Parkway with the clouds forming and blowing above it. What a huge, impressive, slightly frightening place that icy world is.

Fingers crossed, I'm going to press Publish Post now. That's where it all crashed yesterday... Next time I'll show you the furious elk, full of desire and bad temper, and the dawn over Pyramid Lake...

17 comments:

Ms. Knitingale said...

Jo, you look like a kid in a candy store! Good for you--can't wait to see all the great treasure you find. So glad you're having a good trip. I'm thinking positive yarn thoughts for the next several stores for you!

Marianne said...

I'm with Ms.Knitingale, you look to be one very delighted woman, and with just cause.
Happy trails and good fortune for all fibre scores!

Ruby said...

Reading your blog brings back memories of my recent trip in BC over Labor Day (Vancouver to Nelson) and some local yarn stores that were closed!!!! I loved the land and the people and can't wait to go again.

I hope that you find all the yarn you desire because I'll love wathing your blog to see what you make with it!

rho said...

I LOVE the picture with you in the mirror --- Sounds like you are having a great time.

Barbara-Kay said...

Oh, it does my soul good to see you having such a lovely trip. Loved the mountains - Louisiana, as river delta, is pretty flat. (Ever see a hilly swamp? VBG!)

angie cox said...

I have got to emigrate..havn't see so many yarn and fabric shops since I was a kid..sigh! .

Kit Is Knitting said...

You look so thrilled to be there. I love your pictures. May you find more happy yarn stores!

gwtreece said...

One sneaked one by on blogger. WTG. Wait to you get to meet Peg, go yarn shopping and check out the chocolate store. Have fun!!!

Francesca said...

Those felted booties are awesome. Looks like you are having a grand time in Canada. :)

Carrie K said...

You do look completely delighted in that mirror photo! As you should be.

Those felted booties are darling. Have fun! It's gorgeous country up there.

Fiberjoy said...

Mmmm, those delicious cones of yarns in the Fibre window. I'm surprised you were able to restrain yourself from breaking the glass. R captured a delightful picture of you in the mirror!

Dez Crawford said...

This is getting downright creepy -- I was talking about Jasper, Alberta on MY blog the other day -- and now you are there! See my post "A Naked Lady, and A Dilemma" on 9/19!

You look like you are having SO MUCH FUN! Have more! I have been having trouble loading pictures onto Blogger lately too -- the post announcing my Halloween costume contest has to go picture-less today. I'll try again tomorrow.

Enjoy the Candian Rockies -- the hugeness of the Rockies is breathtaking and intimidating at once. They are even huge to fly over!

Hugs,

Dez
www.mambocats.blogspot.com

KnitTech said...

Looks like you're having tons of fun! Customs is going to roll their eyes at you when come back with all that yarn.

Ruth said...

Sounds like you're having a marvelous trip! Surely you're not going to come to BC without at least a sidetrip to Whistler?? Of course, I'm just a little biased, and Jasper is undeniably breathtaking.

Connie said...

Wish you were coming a bit further south! Enjoy your trip and happy hunting.

LaurieM said...

Hi Jo,

Thanks for commenting on my blog. So you probably flew over Ontario on your way to BC. I wonder if you will be able to see that the trees are turning color here on your way home again?

The Lavold book is available through Amazon, but hopefully you can find it in a knitting shop or a book store during your stay in Canada. It's a valuable resource book and also has some lovely sweater designs too.

Cheers,
Laurie

PS. Couldn't find an e-mail address for you.

ambermoggie said...

wow looks like Yule time there:) All those goodies. Just back from grandson sitting and yarn here thaNKS:) Will want more when you are back from your fabulous travels:)