Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Time's ticking

Scoot, scoot if you want to sign up for the spin to knit swap!

Monday, November 27, 2006

Menu Monday (take two)

Monday night - Cassoulet from Oyama served with a crisp green salad and maybe some nice red wine.

Tuesday - probably take-out on the way home.

Wednesday - I've been hankering for this soup and I think I might give that no-knead bread recipe from the NY Times a try.

Thursday - I may head off on a day-trip with a friend as I have the day off.

Friday - It's time for the Flame and I to head out to a nice dinner together, don't you think?


Sunday, November 26, 2006


Thank you for all the good wishes.

My dad is much better, my parents roof is fixed and I've had a wonderful weekend with Miss Beavercraft and Critterboy. We didn't get up to much but certainly enjoyed ourselves shopping and eating around Richmond.

I finished the gloves for Terri. They are really lovely and I can't wait for the book to come out. My teaser shot is really blurry (on purpose). I'll replace it once I get the OK post-publication date.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Rolling, rolling, rolling

down the hill on a moss-covered log.


Mu dad tripped and fell in a mall last Friday.

Part of my parents' kitchen ceiling fell in on Sunday. Apparently the roof started to leak sometime during the torrential rains we've been getting.

I haven't been doing very much non-work that isn't family time this week.

Fortunately Dad is starting to feel better and the roofer has fixed the outside of the roof. I may have to go over and re-do that part of the ceiling sometime next week.

In good news, Miss Beavercraft is coming for a visit and I get a new niece or nephew in May of next year!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

The week that time ate.

My work thinks I was on vacation last week.

My day timer thought I was on vacation last week.

Somehow I ended up busier than ever. I filled in for a girlfriend at her work for a week (and I'll be doing some more this week and working my regular job) and discovered that learning new work routines and painting kitchen cupboards can just eat up a girl's time.

Needless to say, there was no Menu Monday. The potential dye kitchen downstairs has nice white cupboards, the irony.

I've started the KP sweater in Fern, it's Really Green. It will make for good bus knitting until it becomes unwieldy as the pattern is easily memorized. I am thinking about making the central staghorn cables on the sleeves and shoulder strap chocolate brown. Thoughts? Either that or tipping the neck and sleeve cuffs in chocolate brown. I'm pretty sure I'm too lazy to go back and start the ribbing over again to tip the body ribbing as well.

Good thing I had that baby sweater done in time for the shower :)

Project specs : Cookie from Miss Bea's Rainy Day

Yarn : All Seasons Cotton Melange, Blackcurrant (211)

Needles : 4 and 5mm addis

Started : on the way to OFFF so, September 22nd.
Finished : November 1st or so?

There is absolutely nothing to dislike about this pattern. Quick, easy, stylish and nicely oversized. I'd knit it again in a heartbeat and a colour change would up the unisex factor.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

No shots

I've just finished the cutest little baby sweater. If i knew where The Flame's camera cable was, I could upload the pictures and show you.

In the meantime, maybe I could get some help with a decision.

I've been planning on knitting The Flame a new sweater and I can't decide between this (pale blue ASC) or this (Fern Wool of the Andes) or this (chocolate brown Silky Wool) something from that huge pile of Magpie (pale grey-blue) I just re-discovered.