Thanks to my secret pal who informed me that the altoids in the package she sent me were not, in fact, altoids. Here I thought it was cool getting something that seems ordinary to Americans but isn’t sold in Canada, when actually, it was something much better and more useful for the whole knitting thing:
That is some stitch markers, a very cool darning set, some little scissors and a gorgeous little pendant-like thing which I’m guessing is a stitch marker but being such a new knitter, I don’t know all of the gadgets yet, so I’m not 100% sure. 🙂 I’m hoping she’ll tell me the best way to use it. I’m a little confused about stitch markers, actually. I mean, I use them to separate repeats and different charts, but I think some of them (the ones that aren’t closed circles) can be used to mark rows as well. Not really sure how they’re used that way.
In other news, I went to see David Suzuki, Candice Pert and Dr. Norm Shealy speak last night. It was a presentation called “Healing the Planet, Healing Ourselves” and it was all about how the environment and us are really the same thing and how everything is integrated. It was really good. David Suzuki is a real inspiration.
Now I’m off to Victoria again tonight and going to Vancouver tomorrow. I feel like I’m busier than I’ve ever been. Does everyone feel that way these days?