Saturday, July 07, 2007

Only slightly behind....

A couple of weekends ago (hence the slightly behind bit), my best friend, Jill, came up to visit me. It's always nice to see friends, especially in a place where you knew no one when you first arrived! We had such a fun weekend.

I took her to the zoo where she met Aasha, the Great hornbill.It's always an awesome experience for people who don't work with animals to get that sort of one-on-one interaction. Jill was thrilled.

I also took her back to meet some of the Orangutans...This is Ramai and her baby. Come to think of it, I forgot to include the baby orangs in my baby post... I guess it's cause they were all born last year but they stay little and dependent for a long time compared to other animals!

It was really great spending the day walking around the zoo with her. The funny thing is, I don't see much of the zoo other than the area I work in. If you've been to the Toronto Zoo you know it's huge and it takes some time to see everything. In fact, you're lucky if you see everything in one day...if you did, you probably rushed... So when Jill and I went, there were things I hadn't seen before... like the huge fish tank in the African Pavilion...And I'd never seen these animals either....They looked like they wanted to tear me apart!

The day at the zoo was great...But the next day..... YARN SHOPS! They just don't compare.

I took Jill to Lettuce Knit.I'd originally planned just to look, but when this is staring you in the face:It's so hard to resist doing this:Ummm, so yeah, I totally bought some Lorna's Laces.... Honestly, I only wanted to know what all the fuss was about. I've tried Koigu, I've tried Trekking. Now it's Lorna's turn.

I also took her over to Romni Wools in order to completely overwhelm her inner knitter. After all, what knitter isn't overwhelmed when confronted by the wall of knitting books? Or floor to ceiling yarn? You show me a person like that, and I'll show you a non-knitter.

Over all we had a great couple of days in Toronto. If you ever have a chance to visit, I highly recommend it!

10 comments:

Diana said...

Okay, you've done it! Mr. Effer is really mad at you. You've twisted my arm and now I have to go to Toronto for a weekend of yarn shopping.

amy said...

lorna's is great! my friend knit me a pair of footsies with it last summer and they wear so well. i can't tell you how many times i have put them through the wash!

looks like you guys had a lot of fun!

Bean said...

I had such a great time with you! Can't wait to come back up in 2 weeks with Mama!

Knittripps said...

It looks like you had a lot of fun! I have knit with Lorna's before but not Trekking or Koigu so I can't really compare them yet.

keri said...

I like lorna's a lot - it's one of my favorite fall-back yarns - although watch the pooling - it can get a little crazy!

Venus said...

Sounds like you guys had a good time! Great pictures too.

Toni said...

That baby orang is so cute! Great pic. Glad you had fun with your friend--you deserve the break.

ellie said...

I'm eying up that yellow behind you in the second to last picture. Glad you're having so much fun!

Laurie said...

Whew! I was going to make a comment about your friend's nose then realized it was the hornbill. hee hee

Looks like you had a great time. So nice to be able to be a tour guide and STILL buy yarn.

Felicia said...

Its always fun to go to the same old places with a friend. She can really help you appreciate the beauty you pass by everyday :)