Monthly Archives: February 2008

Kitty kompanion

Dear Beatrice (also occasionally known as Beez or Miss Beatrice, or ‘snookums’, or sometimes ‘cutesy-woo’) Thanks for being such an awesome kitty and purr-iffic roomie the last six months. In a few days your regular humans will return and I shall leave you and your house and you’ll eventually remember that they are your regular […]

When one fair isle project just isn’t enough.

So, yeah. I’m totally cheating on Venezia. I’ll return to you, Venezia, I’ll totally go back to you tomorrow night, I swear. It’s not my fault that ‘Glowing’ goes so fast on larger needles and is so bright it makes me forget the white and grey of the outside world even exists. Sure, you do […]

Knitting is my therapy

It’s only Monday and I’m already having one of those weeks where I want to hide under the covers and whimper and hope some source of stress magically goes away while I’m under there. (Stupid thesis revisions that I stupid still have to finish and stupid course that I stupid still have to write lectures […]

I have questions

Does anyone have answers? 1. If you had 2 packages of cream cheese in your fridge, what would you make with them? (Besides cream cheese icing. My brain needs new suggestions.) [EDIT]: And would your suggestion change if whipping cream were added to the equation? Because I have that too. 2. Is it wrong that […]


Lisa was ever so kind to tag me on a ‘Seven Things About You’ Meme, and by the laws of the internet, I must obey! However, I am breaking the rule about tagging specific people. Consider yourself tagged! Hah! Yes, you over there in the corner, that includes you. Your Seven Random Things, I must […]

Weekend Report

The best weekends are when knitting friends come to visit. Rebecca (who generously hosted me for Rhinebeck last October) had to come up to Toronto last week for work, and then stuck around a couple of extra days to hang here in Hamilton. She’d even saved up her yarn-buying just for the weekend trip back […]

Yarn is My Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day! (Or, Happy Singleton Awareness Day, as one of my friends likes to say… ;) ) Beatrice would like to register that, if at all possible, Valentine’s Day is best celebrated with a nap, a bath, and a nice play with your toys. I am inclined to agree. I’ve had this pile gradually […]

More, please

Korknisse notwithstanding, I had about 2 weeks of project monotony in the end of January and beginning of February. It was good for me, because I produced these: They might look like regular (albeit pretty) socks, but no. They are very much more than regular socks. These are the things that will help me get […]

From the homefront

Through the aid of some anti-Trojan downlods (VundoFix and ComboFix, as it happens – my AdAware and SpyBot were darned useless), I have managed to negotiate a peace treaty with the computer viruses and have been virus-message free for a few days. I suspect this is only temporary and that the mind-wipe will need to […]

What karma again?

Maybe the universe was trying to tell me something yesterday when I almost abandoned my laptop for good. Today the minor virus problems I was having lately have somehow exploded into a huge Trojan fiasco the likes of which my Symantec Anti-Virus has apparently never seen, because despite my constant upgrading the virus detection files, […]


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