Tuesday, June 26, 2007


so anyhoo- very tired. very very tired. my feet hurt. I'm actively not thinking about the next seven days (school starts in ONE week people!) and am just trying to breathe (stupid cottonwoods).

I decided to let Spike blog about the madness.

I finished one sock and have started the cuff of the second. At this rate I'll be down sometime in November.

Updates will be sporadic until I get internet access in Vancouver.

Send me kisses.

Yarn is soothing, yes? Yes.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Well, let's give this a try...

this is the first time in three days that my father's computer has allowed me to write a blog entry- it usually just crashes when I click on 'post'- but it may yet crash before I can publish so this could all be MOOT!

Here are some of the blog titles and entries I have been thinking about blogging....

Crunchy goodness- to document my sun burn I got the other day when on the return portion of a two hour walk the sun came out from behind the grey grey clouds and proceeded to cook me like some sort of thing on a skillet. I also walked up a killer steep path on that walk too. I have photos on my phone.

And they expect me to teach math too?- this one was just yesterday when I started the second front section to my origami cardi. It says to cast on 105 sts, and then you do some border stitches then you knit from a pattern and it all works out, you should get the end of the pattern and have four stitches left over, but I got to the end of the pattern and had six stitches left over, so I presumed I had made a mistake in my pattern, went back, checked all my stitches, and they were fine, so then I presumed I had counted my stitches wrong. When I get this many stitches I count by 20, and since I already knew I had somewhere around 105, I just counted with 20s and didn't bother with an actual number. Does anyone know where this is going? Yeah, I counted 20...20....20.....20......20......20..... and 5, 105 sts! I thought I was going mad! Turns out, the first time I counted my stitches I probably said 60 twice, which is something I've done before but I tend to catch myself. Anyhoo it took about half an hour for me to realize I actually had 125 sts and then I had to drown my stupidity in some chocolate but oh well. I recast on and it's all good now. I will link to that cardi photo but not right now- this screen could fail at any second.

I'm one of those people I hate- this one is about my current obsession with my cell phone. I luuuurve my cell phone. And when I am bored or waiting for someone somewhere, I totally text people. Though I don't use it in public in that annoying way. I used it once outside of McRonchies to phone my mom and once on public transport but about ten other people were on their cellphones too and talking five times louder than I was so. I also take a lot of photos on my phone AND I have tetris. Eeeeeheeeheeheehehehe. I tried to knit a phone cozy for my phone out of tiny yarn and 1.25 mm needles but it was too large so I frogged it and have not had the desire to start anew.

Bad knitter, bad!- so I have limited yarn here at my parent's house, and by limited I mean only about three bags full (oh that's a song!). I've been working on my cardi, the failed phone cozy, and I do have my RPM socks that I haven't touched for over a month. I am definately suffering from Second Sock Syndrome. I just can't do it. I've just finished the toe and part of the foot but I mean, it's sooooo discouraging! I know I have so many freakin' crazy stitches to knit! And I've decided to do an experiment. I want to know if it is SSS or just that knee socks on such tiny needles with tiny yarn is just too much to do all in one go, I mean, my cardi has wayyyyy less stitches and work than that one sock. So I started another sock! Eeeeeeeheeeheehee. (Note the evil laugh has appeared twice now- worrisome?) The yarn is Panda Wool (so cute I could just vomit right now) and it's 46% bamboo, 43% wool, and 11% nylon. The colour is lacquer red (red with a white ply). So I broke my cardinal rule of no more than one pair of socks at a time, and I also dyed my mom's denise knit options 4.5mm needles blue with my yarn. I have no idea how that happened.

Missing the Fuzzy Love- So I get to see my Spike in less than a week, and then we get to move into our new place together. I know he's going to like it but the move transition isn't easy. We are going to be staying at a friend's apartment for a few days and then into the new place. I miss having the squawker curl into my lap whenever I sit down or sit on my chest in the morning and purr into my face until I pet him. I know Jim and Jenn and Chuck and The Bears are taking good care of him but I miss him so much. Oh the fuzzy fuzzy Spike kitten.

School is fun- I have two of my textbooks and I am soooo excited! Less than a month people! Aaaahhhhhhh! Scary excited- apprehensive really, but a good kind. A freaky kind. Aaaaahhhhhhh!

And I'm sure there were more things to blog about but I can't remember right now. Well, I'll go back to lounging around in my pyjamas and eating chocolate till noon and then maybe I'll get dressed and jot down the corner store for more caaaaandy and watch TV and then have a nap. Excellent. (I'm kidding- I'm planning on having waffles for breakfast, not chocolate)


Friday, June 08, 2007

Rejoice in Sushi!

For an apartment have I! With a freaking dishwasher baby yeah! Woo! Seriously though, it's pretty big, with a full bath and a dining room area and a big kitchen and a living room and a big bedroom., nobody lives above me, and one of my best friends is a stone's throw away and I'm a mere express bus ride to the downtown core where my sushi lives. I rejoiced by eating sushi for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Mmmm...... But this apartment finding has been such a exhaustive week I'm a little broken as of now. My legs are killing me from the walking and I haven't been sleeping much, well, I kinda haven't been sleeping at all really. I was bad with remembering to eat which causes my blood pressure to crash so that was a chore. I saw one place that was tiny and the landlady was really rude and weird, one place was way out there and had stained counters and freaky old appliances, I was stood up twice, I was shut down upon arrival once, and I called endless numbers to hear 'no pets', 'no pets', 'no pets'... least to say by Wednesday night I was crying on Davie street while on my friend's cellphone to my mom.

Family got me through it. Family as in my Mom, Jennifer, Melly, Sheena, Adrienne, & Kayla- they let me crash at their places, use their phones, drove me around, found me places to call, gave me directions, and the emotional support- let me tell you- if you think I can get emotional on this blog? In real life I'm like a KABILLION times worse. Wheee for my family!

Knitting? Nothing to tell ya. Reading? Nope. Oh- though I did go see the third pirates movie. Better than the second (I mean- they could have filmed snot and it would have been better than the second one) but not as good as the first. Johnny saved the movie- as usual.

In other news- I bought shoes! Eeeeheheeheheeeeheheheheeee! Ohmigod i forgot to tell you- and I got a cellphone! It takes pictures and can hold MP3s and has caller display where I can program a picture and a specific ring to individuals, and it has voice recognition, and so much more! I lurve it so.