It’s been a hiatus of over a year since I blogged about sweaters or anything other than photos. My free time has been spent on other creative pursuits without taking the time to document them. Here at long last, I continue my sweater retrospective. There are a few more to go. However: the babies seem to be slowing down, so perhaps I will finish this project after all.
This sweater continued on my previous theme of making a sweater with the specific interests of the parents in mind. It was fun to design and relatively easy to knit since I only used two colours and it was largely a fair isle type design. There were not many ends to weave in at the end and many really long floats.
The design has skiiers, and bikes for the parents favourite outdoor activities and bird for the dad’s academic pursuits and flowers and bugs for the mom, who studies pollination. I love the red colour. As usual, I was knitting this without knowing if the baby would be a girl or a boy. It ended up being for a little boy.
Wow, that month went fast. The theme for October was “Signs”. A fitting theme because it was municipal election month in Ontario. In my ward in downtown Ottawa, there were 11 people running for council as our long-time incumbent was stepping down after over 20 years. I got out on Election day to photograph some of the signs in the neighbourhood.
The local sign farm. Most public corners looked like this for the past month.
Signs as far as you can see
The eventual winner, with about 40% of the vote. I thought she would win, having the blessing of the retiring Councillor, but I also thought it would be a much much tighter race. There were some other great candidates.
Sandro did not win, or even come close and I think made all his signs on a colour copier… but he did have volume and almost every utility pole at every corner in the area was covered with these.
In Ottawa all signs are in both official languages. Sometimes that makes for a lot of sign. This one is on the hydro pole at the end of our driveway.
Signs outside the de facto dog park. I was surprised to see these. They are certainly routinely ignored!
Signs in the window of the bike recycling place.
After taking many photos in the summer, I took a bit of a hiatus in September. I did take the camera out on a few walks and was able to take some photos with the theme in mind.
We went on a walk and found these ladders to the sky. A sign said they were a memorial for volunteers who had died. Sadly, I decided not to bring my camera on this walk, and so only had the ipod for a camera.
I love using high aperture numbers to get this sun burst effect.
Looking up into the trees. I had fun playing with where the focus was on these.