You know how when you were in school before a big exam you'd try to cram as much of the subject matter as you could into your brain before the test? That's what it feels like for me right now. Only instead of cramming my brain with useless information that I may or may not ever have occasion to use again, I'm cramming in as much knitting info and time as I can here in Toronto before embarking on our summer holiday and then our UK adventure this fall.

The knitting community in Toronto is something truly amazing that I feel very blessed to be a part of. There are amazing teachers and designers and shop owners and bloggers and I'm trying to be a sponge and soak up as much of their expertise as I can before we leave.

Already in July I've learned how to knit toe-up socks, attended a bootcamp on the varieties of short row shaping, and (my personal favourite) the WTF - What The Fault class on how to fix mistakes in your knitting. Not sure how I didn't manage to take that class two years ago - it definitely would have helped!

The rational part of my brain knows that I will still be able to do all of these things in London, but my emotional side cherishes these last opportunities to be with people who have become good friends.