At 8 AM I was at the car place…..knitting the last of the cabled baby vest, and getting my car checked out before I take it on a bit of an adventure this August. The car guys noticed that the chip in my windshield was no longer a chip, and starting to crack and spread a little…..
Long story short, I headed off to Speedy Glass to have the chip filled in with resin–I’d had this done before, and it worked really well, and cost a whole lot less than a new windshield. Of course, on the way there I happen to leave a few extra minutes for a quick trip to Wool-Tyme…(it’s on the way if you plan your route correctly) I bought some more Cotton Supreme Batik in the colourways “summer camp” and “waffle cone”–it’s SO soft and silky, you’d hardly know it is cotton!
knitting while waiting for the windshield outcome
So I sit and wait (knitting a top down bonnet for yet another friend who has just had a baby) while my windshield is being operated on. And after half an hour I get notified that the chip wouldn’t seal, and in fact, the pressure that was used to try to seal it has now cracked the windshield even more!
So, I am the proud owner of a new windshield. Luckily they had the right kind in stock, and it was early enough in the day that they could install it before closing time.
In the mean time, I knit while the Speedy Glass man drove me downtown to meet some friends (blog) visiting from out west, and their two darling boys. We took a fun ride on the Wolfe Island Ferry and saw boats and windmills and enjoyed the sun.
I went on the roof WAY up there.
My next adventure for the day was to find Maggie, another crafty girl who makes pottery for a living, but she knits and spins and sews too. She has recently been in search of vast quantities of denim. Since I had worn through the knees of my jeans and made them into shorts, I donated the bottoms to her. She’s turning all of the pieces she is collecting into a denim ball gown! Pretty cool idea.
I got invited up to her roof and enjoyed the view and the breeze from up there. I don’t know that I have ever been on a roof like that before!
Since I was already downtown, and it was hot and sticky and I was ready to have a rest and knit a bit, I headed to the screening room to watch The Secret In Their Eyes, a mystery that is entirely in Spanish. It’s a challenge to knit, follow a pattern in your head, and read the subtitles. After the movie, the woman sitting behind me started talking with me. It turns out that I was a camp counselor for her kids, she wasn’t sure that she recognized me until I pulled out my knitting–I guess it’s my trademark!
What did you do today??