6 Months Later

.. and just like that it was July. I feel like every time I write a post here I feel like I preface it with a blurb about how long I've been away, and I'm going to half skip that.

It's been a crazy year so far. Well, crazy summer, I guess. I started working part time again (those bills are not going to pay themselves), and was lucky enough to visit Edmonton in May. Being back, even through it was only for 12 days and I basically worked the whole time, was so great. It also turned into a pretty excellent road trip, as James and I packed the car and drove the 4000km each way, stopping to see some sights on the way, but mostly just driving for 15 hours a day. When I got back to Ontario, I packed all of my things, including the cats, and moved to Kingston! I've been living here for about a month now and I couldn't be happier. (Though, I do miss all my great Peterborough people. They were the best.) 

The only problem with this city is the yarn scene sucks. But I am currently typing this across from a market that has been running since 1801. Can't argue with that. 

This week I am furiously working on a shawl for my grandma's 90th birthday (more on that later) and a pair of dresses because I am going to Paris on Saturday! James and I are spending the week in the city, with no big plans other than visit museums and eat our weight in cheese, carbs, and pastries. OK, the last part is mostly my goal. He is much healthier than I am.

So if anyone has suggestions for some off-the-beaten path activities in Paris, let me know! We visited 8 years ago, but I'm sure we missed so much.

Stay cool, everyone! And see you soon. I promise. 


  1. definitely visit l'oisivethé in paris! pastries AND fabulous yarn :D li'l weasel in marais is also delightful, and la cucaracha in marais is the best food you will ever put in your mouth, hands down. la droguerie is alright for a visit just to say you've been and maybe grab some of their plant-based fibre blends, but i found their staff not so nice or helpful.

    1. L'oisivethé has been added to my list! Li'l Weasel also looks so adorable (and has a house brand aka justifying travel shopping ;) I did go to La Droguerie last time and I was underwhelmed, so I'll probably skip that one. My french isn't good enough to explain yarn to people! Thanks for the tips!