Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bad jokes about strokes and other things

I had my two root canals today. After the kabillion liters of freezing I was working on my root canal sock and I noticed my hands were shaking like crazy. The lovely hygenist walked in and I nearly said 'look I've got parkinson's!' which I thought was funny but then I realized not everyone, whether or not they have someone in their family with parkinson's, would think that was funny. Bet I just made Jenn chuckle though. Afterwards it felt like the left side of my mouth was stretched permantly and I remember looking in the mirror and thinking I had had a stroke. I also made a mental joke and kept it to myself in fear of not being understood for the comic genius I am. In other news root canals suck but meh, they weren't bad at all. It was more annoying when drool was pooling in my chin and I couldn't do anything about it.

Root canal socks: Noro sock yarn on Hiya Hiya 2mm

Yesterday after coffee work I turned off my computer for four hours. As long as I don't mind spending a lot of time on the computer it's fine. It's when I start to get ooky about how much time I'm on my computer that I do an intervention. Does that make sense? Anyhoo, I worked on some knitting, read, talked on the phone a lot, and lined my faerie bag. I took the straps right off and put on wider shorter ones.
Do you see my bare legs there? Dangerously close.

The lining improved it ten-fold and I loves it even more.

Last Saturday I went to the Trout Lake Farmers Market with Alyeria and Lara. We had a great time. We ate crepes, bought organic veggie goodness, and then walked over to the 'lake' part and did our fibre thing. I worked on my skirt which I'm making good progress on despite my insane inability to count (83-50=23 AND 112-103=20)(I kid you not! Counting while placing markers makes me superdumb in a fantastic sort of way). I'm on my fourth panel now.

Stitch marker from See Jayne Knit
Lana taught Alyria how to crochet. Check out that fierce determination. Alyria, just like she has with knitting, has taken to crochet with the speed of someone who is using performance enhancing drugs.
I'm just a tad jealous.

And check out just a bit of my market goodness. This is the most insanely decandant brownie ever (took me three goes to finish it) from Veganmania with the raspberries that weren't eaten on the bus home.
Seriously. Like just. Yeah.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Shoes, yarn, cats, and antiobiotics (I'm not creative today with titles)

First things first...

check out my friend's new shoes. She's already 5'11 so you know. She really needs these.
I put them on for kicks. Finally got to stop looking at her nostrils for a bit.

We were at her place playing with Gordo (guinea pig) and going through her stash when I found a great bag full of buttons. I started playing them because, well, I'm easily amused, and started to colour code them (I didn't know how long Alyria was going to fondle her stash there~ I was preparing to stay for a bit). I was sorting pretty ones and red ones when she told me I could keep the red ones. I insisted no, that I was merely entertaining myself with shiny things, much like a young child (and possibly with the same choking hazard potential), but she went and got a baggy and I came home with 25 delicious little red buttons.

Of course I already had the yarn picked out before I got out her apartment door. Cascade in a lovely off white.
Buttony sweater anyone? Rav and off-rav links. I however cannot start this cardigan until I finish Alyria's skirt! See here? These two panels? I'm feeling pretty cocky eh? Yeah she has five panels on my skirt done. Oops.
I also shouldn't start a cardigan because I'm working on #1 of my 30 by 30 list and this is the first prototype of the cardigan. This cardigan is loosely based off of the Whisper cardigan in that it's knit side to side but I'm going to try putting in short rows at the shoulders and than disregard the pattern entirely for the front and back and I'm also thinking darts which would be cool and then more moss stitch with a rolled collar. Yeah this is pretty ambitious and I'll let you know in two years what I learned when I'm done something that won't resemble a cardigan but maybe a cat bed? We can hope.
Check out that jog! Ew!

The Beast is coming along only because the weather has been nicer (and by nicer I mean cooler because this thing is a kabillion pounds of wool sitting in your lap). I put a loonie there for comparison. 12 mores of the chart! Then the fun stuff begins like felting, lining, bag feet, handles... yeah.
And if you think I'm dead because I dropped off the face of the earth about a week ago I'm sorry. I was having some really bad pain in my mouth the last week of school and it turns out two root canals I had done years and years ago weren't done properly (yeah). So the nerves in there that weren't protected are all infected, which, um, is quite painful. So I'm going to a specialist on Tuesdays (always get root canals done by a specialist) and using my tax refund to pay for it so I'll be poor this summer but oh well. And he put me on some fun antibiotics. Fun = makes everything taste like metal, avoid all alcohol (including cough syrup), calcium, prolonged exposure to sunlight, and you'll sleep a lot and be grumpy. So to be fair, to all my friends who don't remember what I look like, you wouldn't have wanted to be around me :P

In happy news, this is Kia.

Enjoying Julia and Jasons' new furniture in their bloody awesome new place. She approves.

Friday, July 03, 2009

A Week Indeed (arooni)

Yeah... so. It's been one week since I finished teaching. Among other things I've gone to the dentist and they sent me to a specialist who put me on some super fun antibiotics and booked for for some fun root canals for next week. The REALLY fun part is that these teeth have already had root canals! They just weren't done right! AAAAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

And oh yeah, I'm going to be super-dooper poor this summer. Those two things are completely related.

So let's give a round of applause to the only reason I've survived this week.

She's helped me with everything. Including all the vital things like holding 900 yards of fleece artist.

She also made me a Canada Day lunch that made me very happy.

We've been knitting. While, Mom's been knitting~ I've been knitting and sleeping and being kinda grumpy because of these antibiotics.

I finished my cardigan which blocked a little large but it's okay.
I finished my cashmere lace scarf. It's short because the pattern was driving me crazy but I just need some nice buttons.
Cast off the bridesmaid shawl and have left it without a border. It just fits nicely around my shoulders.
As for new projects I started a pair of Monkeys with my STR.
And Mom is knitting a gorgeous cardigan for Mal out of some more of the gorgeous Dream in Colour Blue Lagoon.
Spike is exhausted by all this knitting.