Thursday, November 30, 2006


shaved belly

A fun picture of Suki showing off her shaved belly and her scar from the surgery. She's back to "what are you doing here" when I spend too much time at home.

There is going to be an event in the Great Hall at the Museum of Civilization with knitters! I'm going to be hanging out with a bunch of lovely ladies and showing off some of my work!

Unleashing the Knitters:

So there's this guy who's doing a panel at the MLA, and he's checking to see how a meme or, depending on how you look at it, a chain letter, moves through the blogosphere.  We knitters have a rather populous corner of the blogosphere, and one that I think routinely buffaloes those who attempt to study blogs and blogging.  Who are all these knitters and what do they want?  (Wool.)  If blogging is concerned with social change, what the hell are all these people doing talking about yarn? (We'll get back to you when the plans for world domination are available in pdf format.)

Anyway, Jody explains it all in a way that is far more interesting and complete than I have the patience for, but do please play.  All you need to do is mention and link to the project, ask others to participate, and then ping technocrati.  Let's show the MLA a little knitting mojo, eh?

Monday, November 20, 2006


Just a quick post to let everyone know that my furball made it through the surgery all right, but is having a nice stay at the vet tonight so they can keep her on the IV overnight. I stopped by this evening, and she was still really groggy from the anesthesia.

They took out two tiny stones, each smaller than my pinky finger nail, but they were definitely causing problems, so they had to come out. The vet thinks they're calcium related, which means the cat can no longer drink the last of the milk from my cereal. She's not going to be happy about that!

Thursday, November 16, 2006


I thought I'd actually try to post something about knitting, seeing as this is a knitting blog. I'm writing on Sunday, but I figure I'll save this post for a couple days so as not to completely flabbergast anyone by posting twice in one day. (The pictures are already out of date, and I took them yesterday.)

icarus progress

I have been making very slow progress on my Icarus, mostly because the yarn is fiddly and I can't do much else while I work on it. The yarn is the grey laceweight mohair that I won for my (incomplete) participation in the Knitting Olympics.

close up of icarus

gatsby girl

As a birthday treat to myself, I started the Gatsby Girl Sweater from the fall Interweave Knits. I even bought the suggested yarn (Rowan Cashsoft DK - it pills a bit while knitting, but feels lovely). I have also just come to the realization that I will not have enough yarn (I'm knitting at a tighter gauge than the pattern suggested, and using the stitch numbers from a larger size to make it fit the schematic for the size I want.) Note to self: Call Gisele at Wool N' Things to order more!

alpaca-from-NB scarf

I bought myself a skein of alpaca yarn from the only (or at least the only one I could find) yarn store in St. John during my trip to NB. I'm using the stitch pattern from a scarf in the booklet that came out with the fall Interweave Knits. It will be a short scarf (I just started the other half, because I'm not sure how much is left in the ball), but soft and warm!


This is a hat promised to a friend last year. Yes, I'm running a little behind. Its knit in Patons Shetland Chunky, top down. I am stranding the part of the hat after the increases to create a nice, thick, inelastic fabric around the ears. Great for warmth while not crushing hair. I will do applied i-cord around the bottom to finish it off.

In other news, I finally ordered a swift and ball winder from Camilla Valley Farm. I missed them at the Inspirations Needle Craft Show, but the shipping is only $9!

Monday, November 13, 2006



Miss Princess Spooky Cat has been curled up on my lap all afternoon after the trauma of going to the vet. (Which is unusual. My cat hates being held most of the time.) Sadly, it seems she has a bladder stone, and will be having surgery on Monday. As the vet pointed out, I’m just glad it’s not a tumour.

Interestingly enough, it looks like I will have to take the day off work. I need to drop her off at the vet between 8:30 and 9, and pick her up between 4 and 6, which isn’t too bad if I had a car. Since I don’t, and I can’t take the cat on the bus, I think it will be a day off. Cabbing to and from the vet is expensive enough. If anyone in Ottawa has time to hang out during the day while I’m waiting, let me know.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

The evil that is Steph

Some will probably find it cruel that I post this picture, but I just had to show of the look of glee on her face when she received the magnifying glass with light to better help her distinguish between the conditioner and the body lotion in the future.

Evil glee

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Harlot in the house

There are no words right now, only pictures... words will come later.

Edited to add: As I'm sure everyone knows by now, Stephanie came to Ottawa on Thursday. She was hilarious. As if you didn't already know that. I took a short video, which I plan to upload to Youtube if I can figure out how.

knitters in Kanata

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