Thursday, January 31, 2008

You Make My Day!!!!

So darling drunk monkey Brooke (who knits) gave me a 'you make my day' award!!! She's a sweetie that one. I should probably mail her Christmas present to her soon. Now I get to pass it on to my fave ten blogs! Whee!

1. Preludes and Nocturnes: Bias you say because she's my sister and is carrying my first niece/nephew? Let me point out this post, and this one, and this one (I could go on). Basically, Jenn is freaking ass funny and too cool (she's also smart which is hard for a little sister to admit).

2. Made in Bangladesh: Another bias you say? First of all... who are you? Why are you reading my blog and being so snooty? Sheesh. Second of all- Julia works for MSF!!! She's been fighting to make a difference in the world since she was three!!! She's AMAZING!!!! And she makes my day.

3. It's a Bear's Life: The Bears are seriously the coolest Bears you'll ever know. They have been really busy helping Jim and Jenn and Chuck move, and then with a new kitten to take care, and getting ready for a flesh-n-bloo baby?!?! They are busy busy Bears! Their blog always makes me happy.

4. The Yarn Harlot: so like... Stephanie is probably getting about, oh, a kabillion of these, but it doesn't mean my reading of her blog is any less enjoyable. I adore her.

5. January One: Cara is so cool and her knitting powress is kick ass (is powress a word? I think it is). And like my sister she's growing a human inside of her as well! Her blog is very insightful and she's a wonderful photographer to boot!

6. So Now What?: Tammy spontaneously knits sweaters. If that doesn't make my day I don't know what does.

7. Gracious, child! How you gobble!: Jess is uber cool. And when you get to hear the stories behind all the photographs? Awesome.

8. Wendy Knits: Another famous online knitter who I don't know but like to pretend we would be the best of friends if we lived in the same city. The most productive knitter ever!!! She knits more socks in a month than I can knit in a year. And her lovely kitty, Lucy, is so darling.

9. Suburban Bliss: Birth Control Via the Written Word: Melissa is so funny I often laugh out loud which is hard to make me do through a computer. Seriously.

10. Podgy's Ponderings: Her kitties and my kitties go way back. This blog is very supportive, funny, and kind!

I've had to rush through the last five because my computer is starting to freak out on me but yeah, all these blogs rock! Okay, leaving you with a shot of my latest project (oh and Mom? FO means finished object....)

ETA: Turns out you can nominate the person who nominated you- I thought that was against the rules. I TOTALLY add Drunken Monkey onto my You Make My Day award list. Just for giving me the award alone she gets yes, and for everything else- the funniness, the kindness, the crazy unique Sheldon knitting, she should get an exclusive Holy Moly You Make my Day Award.
Oh- that's the one.

Monday, January 28, 2008

New Years Resolutions (still January)

1. Spend less time on the computer (mmmm.... this one is hard).

2. Graduate and start climbing out of debt by actually making money (foreign concept).

3. Work out twice a week (so far so good! And I'm getting in lots of walks too. Go team!).

4. Knit FOUR sweaters (Jenn's doesn't count).

5. Write more personal letters.

6. Travel (hi Julia).

7. Start painting again.

8. Finish the hem on my curtains (I may be scrambling Dec 31st 08 to finish this one).

9. Knit seven pairs of socks (current socks in progress count).

10. Start up the violin again.

AND!!!! A bonus goal. As of January 11th, 2008, I decided to see how long I could go without buying yarn (on the 11th I bought the yarn needed for my Grandma's sweater). This is prompted by the whole money issue I've got going on right now with tuition (and by sorting my stash.... it's kinda large (not compared to some, true- but still)). I'm at day 17 people!!! That's over two weeks! My goal is 90 days. I know. I know. Impossible you say (Adrienne- I'm looking at you) but eh, aim for the stars (cue music). So....

11. Go for 90 days without buying yarn.

Monday, January 21, 2008

2008? Really? When?

I'm still planning on writing down some resolutions. I'll do that soon. Blogger is still being weird but I downloaded some photos anyways. I'm glad some fun words came out of the last post. :P Quickly, since I'm fading fast (I mean, it's 8:30 IN THE EVENING!!!) and I want to go have some frozen fruit on a stick.

My two week practicum? Rocked the freakin' cazbah baby yeah! The kids were great and so creative. I've been talking about it all weekend and all day so I'm story-ed out but I'm sure I'll talk more during my 13 week practicum.

First day back at UBC? Fine, it was fine. My first class was great, a lot of work , but a really nice prof. My second class was canceled and this is our least popular class so there is always drama and such. Meh. I got groceries and still got home earlier than I would have had I gone to class so.

So back to knitting! I'm having knitting angst right now. I have about six projects (maybe eight) (or eleven- whatever) on the go but I still feel like there is something I should be knitting that I'm not. So weird. Anyhoo, here are my first two FOs of the year! The first one I'm showing is actually the second FO of the year but since blogger is freaking out I'm not going to try to move the photos around. This is my NY toque made from the yarn Jim and Jenn got me from New York and it is soooooo soft. It's simple 1x1 ribbing and random stripes of colour.

Okay this one is my first FO of the year. It's Noro Iro (75% wool and 25% silk) , two skeins, and is uber long. It's my extravagant pirate scarf.
And a shot of what I am knitting with my reward yarn. It's Clapotis from knitty which is I think the most popular scarf on Raverly but oh well. It looks cool.

Good night!

Saturday, January 19, 2008


I don't know what is up with blogger but it took me all sorts of weirdness to log in. It kept telling that email was invalid and the help option with blogger? Useless. Anyhoo, I finally tried clicking on the 'forgot password' option and you type in the name of your blog and it send information about getting a new password to your email address and you know what? It sent it to the same email address i t kept sasying was invalid!!! so I went through the whole process and 'cchanged my password and by the time I was done it had logged in for me but seriosly. And now the letters are appearing on the screen so slowing that I think about I'm about three sentences ahead of myself. I'll give it some time to catch up. Oh... lots of spelling errors. Needless to say I'm not goiong to try to upoad some knitting photostonight. Technology sucks today! My digital camera is acting up on my too. Grrr. Okay- I'll write more when it's not insane. Maybe I''ll trygo clean some more. Or make pancakes.

Panckaes. (once I finish fixing all these errors. Sheesh. (It's only atGrrr))(never mind- I'm leaving the tyops in. This is hairlarious. If only you could see it come up on the screeen one letter at a time. I type too fast for my typoing ability. (now it's at Sheesh.)


Saturday, January 12, 2008

I feel special!!!

My "Ode to Labyrinth" Treasury

(if it is past January, Monday the 14th, 7:45pm- the treasury will not be there anymore)

But in case it is past the Monday....

Tuesday, January 08, 2008


The landlord's wife just came in to use my bathroom because she's vacuuming the hallways. Um... there is freaking bra in my front hallway (I don't know why) and I had TWO days worth of clothing in the bathroom because I keep on getting changed in there when I brush my teeth. CLASSY!!!!