Monthly Archives: September 2007

Touch of Pink

I started the first sleeve of the Ribby this weekend, and if I can apply myself it’ll be done in the next day or so. (Re: button band yardage in the red – I think I’ll be OK. Am confident enough to go back to it post-sleeves.) This is where the element of risk comes […]

Just the links, ma’am.

No new knitting pics today, although the nail-biting action continues as I work through the 2nd front piece of the Ribby. Fingers still crossed for button-band-worthy leftovers. This morning while jogging I listened to the most recent Stash and Burn podcast (some days having that new podcast is what gets me out the door), and […]

Productivity (sort of.)

There is baking in this post, (it’s been far too long!) but since this does still remain a knitting blog, I’ll start off with the Ribby Cardi. I’m onto the 2nd front piece, fuelled by a sort of escape-velocity speed of knitting wherein I hope that if I knit fast enough I’ll still have enough […]

Gggghhhhhlllrrrgggl

…is the sound of me wrestling with my willpower. I do not need more yarn. I do not need more yarn. I will soon be going to a place where there is no shortage of yarn. I’m fine, really. I should not use this as an opportunity to immediately start spending. I will resist. I […]

If it’s Wednesday it must be random

The geographer and the knitter in me are both piqued by this new development: KnitMap. It’s in beta-testing at the moment, but the gist of it is that this is an online yarn-store-finder, to help you answer those questions about, “I’m going to be a tourist in [insert city here] and I want to visit […]

Fuel for the fire

Having a weekly vegetable box to work with is, I am discovering, the opposite of how I am used to cooking. I generally come up with a few recipes to cook throughout the week, then buy the ingredients. This is the reverse – I am being given some key ingredients and then run off to […]

Flux

Not only am I a little perturbed that it is already Wednesday, but I am most distressed to discover that it almost the middle of September. I mean, I’m trying to make friends with September since, let’s face it, August was pretty sucktastic in case I haven’t mentioned it (stress of moving, anxiety over dissertation, […]

Now with 100% more cat.

Meet my new roommate, Beatrice: Her hobbies include napping, lolling around in the garden, chasing bugs, watching the backyard birdfeeder, keeping herself immaculately groomed, and purring like an outboard motor when seated on a human lap. Her dislikes include empty food dishes, the neighbouring orange cat who occasionally walks through the backyard, and the fact […]

Rambling

Oof, I’ve been a bad blogger this week – in both the reading and the writing sense. I’ve spent the last 3 days in a row being a Toronto commuter and learning what that’s all about, and let me tell you I don’t know how people manage to do it 5 days a week every […]

Once More With Feeling

My fellow knitter and stash-enabling cohort (see: Needle Emporium tent sale of a week and a half ago) Diana commissioned me this week to bake her some cupcakes to bring to school – for the teachers, not the kids, to be shared at the staff treats party. She asked for some Cosmopolitan cupcakes specifically, and […]

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