So last weekend I went to Thickson's Wood*, a local reserve for their yearly nature festival. It was a great event where I went on an hour and a half nature walk guided by a man with the most incredible amount of knowledge on flora and fauna. He taught us a lot and I enjoyed it immensely. Lots of things were going on at the event and one of them was a silent auction where I was happy to find a basket donated by the Kniterary. I placed a bid and won it and now I have eight balls of Hempathy, a nice Cabin Fever shawl pattern, a set of bamboo needles, and a bottle of Soak. Not bad, and the money goes to maintaining this wonderful place.
*Thickson's Woods is the last remnant of old-growth white pines on the north shore of Lake Ontario. Once reserved for masts of sailing ships of the British Royal Navy, the towering pines provide a vital resting place for countless migrating songbirds each spring and fall.