Steve and I had a wonderful vacation. The party to celebrate Meredith and Ryan's marriage was held on the shores of Lake Ontario, just outside of Oswego, New York, and was a lot of fun. Ryan's dad owns a bakery and his specialty is cake decorating. I wish I had taken a picture of the fourteen cakes he made, but these two give you an idea. Each cake was a different flavor and the ones I tasted were amazing. They all had fresh flowers on them and each one was the centerpiece for a table; even nicer, they were all on vintage cake stands that he had bought over the years at estate sales.
This was the first time I had been to Lake Ontario and it was beautiful. They own a cottage right on the water and it was idyllic.
After we left New York, Steve and I drove to Montreal, where we stayed in an apartment I rented through AirBnB, so we were able to enjoy the city on foot, like a local. Everyone was very nice and seemed to appreciate our rudimentary attempts to speak French. This is the view atop Mont Royal:
Of course I knit in the car; this is a baby blanket I worked on as we waited at the border.
We've been back a week now and I've just about caught up on the yard work, laundry, and my beach time!
And even though I haven't quite finished the baby blanket, I've started on a scarf, using the Quince & Co. Sparrow yarn I bought in Maine. I'm using Jane Richmond's pattern, Strathcona, from her Island book, and I love it! Her book has five patterns in it and this is the third one I've made; her patterns are so well written and wearable! You should get the book if you don't have it already.
This is a photo of my girls, taken underwater in Lake Ontario. I love their expressions, don't you?